COM automation

(redirected from OLE Automation)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

COM automation

A particular usage of Microsoft's COM-based component software architecture that lets applications expose their internal functions as COM objects. Called "automation" or "OLE automation," it enables tasks that are normally selected from menus to be automatically executed. For example, a small script could be written to extract data from a database, put it into a spreadsheet, summarize and chart it, all without manual intervention.

Virtually any internal routine can be written as a COM object and its interfaces exposed to other programs. Microsoft applications such as Word and Excel are written as COM objects, and not only do they allow their functions to be automated, but they offer programmers a toolbox of functions that can save them the time and effort of writing similar routines themselves.


References in periodicals archive ?
Microsoft Vulnerabilities Overview: -- MS07-042 - Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services could allow remote code execution -- MS07-043 - Vulnerability in OLE Automation could allow remote code execution -- MS07-044 Vulnerability in Microsoft Excel could allow remote code execution -- MS07-045 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer -- MS07-046 Vulnerability in GDI could allow remote code execution -- MS07-047 Vulnerability in Windows Media Player could allow remote code execution -- MS07-048 Vulnerabilities in Windows Gadgets could allow remote code execution -- MS07-049 Vulnerability in Virtual PC and Virtual Server could allow elevation of privilege -- MS07-050 Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language could allow remote code execution Scope of Potential Compromise
The new version expands Gain-Seeker's database connectivity and OLE Automation interface capabilities.
OLE Automation also provides a cost-efficient use of computing resources to share and access information across a network.
Scripting--Record or create file transfer macros to play back or edit; Automate file and folder management tasks with OLE automation scripts
Other system administrator-level enhancements are included for security, modifying printer codes, code conversions, and OLE automation.
0 for Windows NT Features OLE Automation, Improved Access to Plant
Its API tools allow access to FormReader's core functionality and graphical user interface, using programming languages that support OLE automation (e.
With the introduction of GQL Release 4 also announced today, Andyne unveils new components which directly provide the necessary database access, OLE automation and reporting framework for the integration of GQL, PaBLO and the company's in-development SGML-based structured text product.
Interoperability with Microsoft OLE Automation -- OmniPage Pro 12 Office can now be easily integrated with other applications through its industry-standard Microsoft OLE automation interface.
More significant to developers, the Persistence Automation Server embodies all the benefits of OLE, such as OLE Automation and OLE Component Management, to deliver version management control and whole object interoperability.
PowerPCB is a powerful shape-based, rules-driven design layout solution with automatic and interactive routing, and OLE automation functionality, for seamless interoperability with front-end design and backend test, repair and manufacturing processes.