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    What is the best way to learn COM today? I see essential COM by Don Box has great reviews on amazon, but it's a decade old. Can it still be used today or is there another book that is better.
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    Most books specialize on various parts fo COM. I have seperate books for Direct3D and fro DirectShow. There are also books for DirectSound, etc. I dont think a tex just on general COM would be of much use. Either it would be to general and nto provide useful information, or it would get bogged down in details, or it woudl be 5000 pages (the approx total of all the books i have on the various parts).
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Well my main interest at the moment is building plugins for microsoft office and visual studio.
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    Well, a 10 years old book on a 15 years old technology who haven't changed much seems just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by foxman View Post
    Well, a 10 years old book on a 15 years old technology who haven't changed much seems just fine.
    Except for the grammar issues, I agree 100%. COM is COM... It doesn't vary a whole lot in how it works now compared to how it worked 10 years ago. In fact, a lot of answers I give out in relation to COM now come from remembering projects from way back in the day.

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