ATL and COM?
I'm having trouble very basically trying to use COM with ATL, I just look at the documentation and I feel like none of it applies. I just want to query an interface and stuff, not learn how to create the server objects and everything. Can I use ATL to query COM interfaces? If so, what sort of technical terms or links can help me out? If not, what can I do to do this, I was hard coding this but it is very tedious --
Check out CComPtr and friends.
you need to CoCreateInstance() to acquire an interface, then qeury additional interfaces from there.