There is an IsValidInterface function in ole32.dll, but it is not being used now. A shape of a function is alive and may be used internally. In Windows, many programmers are using IsBadReadPtr to validate a pointer and it’s useful. Just like this, if you are programming with COM, there is a need for a validation method like COM’s version of IsBadReadPtr. However, [...]
This article demonstrates how to create a COM DLL in Visual Studio 2005 the easy way.
To learn how to register your COM DLLs, see my article “Registering COM DLL with VS 2005 Walk-Through“Background
As the only developer for a printing company, I get the privilege of maintaining lots of [...]
The original article: COM Number Speller.Introduction
Some time ago, I needed to print numbers as text in Excel (Office 2003 as far as I remember). Searching the internet, I found a solution for [...]
I was new to COM/DCOM programming when I started learning this “old-fashioned” technology a month ago. I found it was very hard to find helpful tutorials on the Internet. I did find some tutorials out there, but I felt that they were not good resources to learn from because they were either “too old” [...]