I use Programming Windows with MFC, Second Edition by Jeff Prosise as a reference for the OLE Clipboard. Prosise demonstrates both Win32 API method and MFC simple classes encapsulating the Win32 API method for the OLE Clipboard.
The Win32 API method is not difficult, just takes up a little bit more code than if you use MFC. I would like to know is there any advantage to using Win32 API instead of MFC for OLE Clipboard and even COM?
I enjoy working with Win32 API, but not for GUI.