Tag Archives: COM

Component Object Model (COM) is a binary-interface standard for software components introduced by Microsoft in 1993. It is used to enable inter-process communication and dynamic object creation in a large range of programming languages.

Case: Custom installers for Windows – embedded UI and bootstrapper applications

We continue publishing set of articles about interesting technology areas and solutions we have implemented or encountered in our projects. While working on multiple projects, most of them added a bit to our knowledge in building good custom installers. Let us share two methods that we widely use in our work. Windows Installer Embedded UI… Read More »

Using COM without registration

This article briefly explains different methods of using COM without registration of classes in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT registry key. It gives basic information about COM implementation and oriented on the people with some level of familiarity of Windows programming. The article explains registration-free COM supported by Windows XP SP2 and also provides custom solution that could be used with older operation systems.