The Essentials of COM - Part 2

Explore the essentials of the COM runtime. Understand how activation and registration decouple COM clients and servers. Learn about class factories, server lifetime issues, and COM’s remoting architecture.
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Explore the essentials of the COM runtime. Understand how activation and registration decouple COM clients and servers. Learn about class factories, server lifetime issues, and COM’s remoting architecture.
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The Runtime
6m 45s
Activation
42m 31s
Registration
1h 5m
Class Factories
33m 55s
Remoting
1h 12m
This is the second in a series of courses exploring the essentials of COM and the Windows Runtime. In this second course, you are going to learn everything you need to know to understand and use the classic COM runtime. You will learn how to implement COM servers from scratch, including activation through class objects, registration, and class factories. You will learn techniques for reliably registering COM servers with the Kernel Transaction Manager and how to support registration-free activation. You will learn how a COM server keeps track of its lifetime requirements, and how COM clients may schedule COM servers to be unloaded. Finally, you’re going to be introduced to COM’s remoting architecture, including local and remotable interfaces, proxies and stubs, IDL and the MIDL compiler. Having completed these two courses on the essentials of COM, you be in a great position to start learning about the Windows Runtime.

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Table of Contents
The Runtime
6m 45s
Activation
42m 31s
Registration
1h 5m
Class Factories
33m 55s
Remoting
1h 12m
Description
This is the second in a series of courses exploring the essentials of COM and the Windows Runtime. In this second course, you are going to learn everything you need to know to understand and use the classic COM runtime. You will learn how to implement COM servers from scratch, including activation through class objects, registration, and class factories. You will learn techniques for reliably registering COM servers with the Kernel Transaction Manager and how to support registration-free activation. You will learn how a COM server keeps track of its lifetime requirements, and how COM clients may schedule COM servers to be unloaded. Finally, you’re going to be introduced to COM’s remoting architecture, including local and remotable interfaces, proxies and stubs, IDL and the MIDL compiler. Having completed these two courses on the essentials of COM, you be in a great position to start learning about the Windows Runtime.
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Course info
Level
Intermediate
Rating
(105)
Duration
3h 41m
Released
12 Jul 2013
Course authors

Kenny Kerr is a computer programmer and recognized expert in Windows operating system development and programming languages.

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