The underlying model for all OLE services. It consists of a variety of APIs and object interfaces that allow container components to communicate and interact with one another.
A Microsoft-developed OLE model for binary code that enables programmers to develop objects that can be accessed by any COM-compliant application.
a specification for developing objects that has been defined by Microsoft. COM is a language-neutral binary interface specification for Windows objects and a set of run-time functions for instantiating them. With COM, it is possible to build an object using one language, and use that object in another language. Both Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) and ActiveX were developed using COM.
The Component Object Model was developed by the company Microsoft. The first target, was to be achieved it a higher reusability of software. In order to enable the access to object components also over networks, COM in a later stage was extended to DCOM (Distributet Component Objetct Model) ( http://www.microsoft.com/com/com.asp).
The software architecture that underlies e.Order. COM is a software model that allows applications, such as e.Order, to be built from binary software components. COM standards allow for objects to be reused in other applications.
(COM) The object-oriented programming model that defines how objects interact within a single process or between processes. In COM, clients have access to an object through interfaces implemented on the object.
Methodology behind the design and development of Automation and ActiveX.
A specification developed by Microsoft for building software components that can be assembled into programs or can add functionality to existing programs that are running on Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Microsoft's specification for developing objects. COM is a language-neutral binary interface specification for Windows objects and a set of run-time functions for instantiating them. With COM, it is possible to build an object using one language, and use that object in another language. Both OLE and ActiveX were developed using COM. See also COM/DCOM Client.
A specification for reusable software components. ActiveX controls fall under the DCOM, or Distributed Component Object Model specification, which in turn falls under the COM specification.
An object-based programming model designed to promote software interoperability; it allows two or more applications or components to easily cooperate with one another, even if they were written by different vendors, at different times, in different programming languages, or if they are running on different computers running different operating systems. COM is the foundation technology upon which broader technologies can be built. Object linking and embedding (OLE) technology and ActiveX are both built on top of COM.
Component Object Model (COM) is a Microsoft concept used to communicate between components on the same computer. Components from different machines can be combined using DCOM (See DCOM).
A binary standard that enables objects to interact with other objects, regardless of the programming language in which each object was written.
The object-oriented programming model that defines how objects interact within a single application or between applications. In COM, client software accesses an object through a pointer to an interface - a related set of functions called methods - on the object.
A programming model that defines how software components interact regardless of where the components are physically located. See The Component Object Model.
A language-independent, system-level object model that provides a standard way for components and applications to interoperate.
A software technology developed by Microsoft, enabling general-purpose application components to service a wide range of differing technologies. COM components are usually accessed by other COM-compliant applications, within the same computer.
Component Object Model (COM) is a Microsoft platform for software componentry introduced by Microsoft in 1993. It is used to enable interprocess communication and dynamic object creation in any programming language that supports the technology. The term COM is often used in the software development world as an umbrella term that encompasses the OLE, OLE Automation, Active X, COM+ and DCOM technologies.