COM object


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COM object

A software component that conforms to Microsoft's Component Object Model (COM). See COM.
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For example, Jacob uses the bridge technique to bind Java objects and COM objects. Bridge2Java uses a proxy generation tool to parse typelib file and transform the dispatch interface of COM server objects to objects and methods of Java agents.
This COM object will be known as the Integrator COM Object (ICO).
While Microsoft has replaced COM objects with .NET controls and .NET classes, it has provided functionality to upgrade certain VB 6 ActiveX controls such as the Web browser, toolbar, richtextbox, and progress bar controls to their VB .NET equivalents.
"On the server you have to think about Com objects and some other additional pieces but the isolation capabilities are essentially the same." <p>Bob Muglia, the president of Microsoft's server and tools business, said last year the goal is to get to the point where separation between the operating system, the middleware and the applications means that the only traditional installation IT will have to do is laying down a hypervisor on physical server hardware.
COM programmers are responsible for entering and leaving the COM environment, instantiating and reference counting COM objects, querying objects for version information, coding to take advantage of advanced object versions, and coding graceful degradation of function when newer versions aren't available.
Customers and application developers can use StrataDial.VC2's ActiveX, OCX and COM objects to essentially control the StrataDial.VC2 engine via a third-party application.
Origin C functions can be easily created to use COM objects to interact with other software.
Microsoft's decision to use COM objects (re-branded as ActiveX controls) to build Windows and as the basis of IE's plug-in architecture mobilised web programmers familiar with Windows development to its side.
Cavro recently introduced EXPRESS[TM] robot software, offering developers their choice of low level drivers and COM objects to build their own robot programs, or a Microsoft VBA-based programming environment with a drag and drop graphic user interface.
You also receive Mailer's Software's brand-new full-color catalog, a trial version of COM Objects with sample source code and a copy of ListWare list enhancement software that won't expire.
The COM DLL provides easy to use COM objects and interfaces ready to drop into your Visual Basic, C++, or other RAD tool programs.