COM is Love. DevelopmentorAs one of my first undertakings in my new group, I wrote a little introductory overview of classic COM, which is now live: COM Technical Overview. Before this, we didn’t have a central topic that brings a bunch of fundamental ideas together, so now we have a handy place to link to. Concepts covered:

  • Objects and Interfaces
  • Interface Implementation
  • The IUnknown Interface
  • The Client/Server Model
  • Service Control Manager
  • Reusability
  • Storage and Stream Objects
  • Data Transfer
  • Remoting
  • Security

If you’re a COM jock or somebody who wants to learn about Windows plumbing, you may find this topic to be informative. 

Feedback welcome!

COM Technical Overview