This course will help you understand how the class-based component abstraction presented by Windows Runtime language projections is actually implemented in terms of traditional COM interfaces. You will learn all about the tools and compilers that are necessary to build rich components entirely with Standard C++ in the most efficient manner. You will discover how abstractions like constructors and static methods are implemented with activation factories. You will learn how delegates and events are actually implemented with COM interfaces and lock-free algorithms. And you will discover the weird and wonderful way that the Windows Runtime uses C++ templates to simulate CLR generics using parameterized interfaces.