Summary and Info
The Microsoft .NET Framework is here, but COM will be a valuable part of the Windows programmer's armory of technologies for years to come. This book explains how and where COM fits into the new .NET world. It also demonstrates the new technologies that are available in .NET, and it shows how to interoperate between COM and .NET. It's essentially a "one-stop shopping" resource for COM programmers who want to work with .NET. The authors use both theoretical and practical approaches-explaining how the mechanisms work and also providing practical advice plus code to show how to approach interoperability in practice. By the end of this book, readers will understand topics such as the place of COM in the .NET world, what's new in .NET for COM programmers, how to use Microsoft Visual StudioR .NET to write "traditional" COM objects, how to use COM objects in .NET code, and how to use .NET objects as COM objects.