ActiveX development is at the brink of an amazing explosion of possibilities. If you participate at all on the Internet newsgroups or mail lists, you know what we mean. The number of developers doing ActiveX development has increased dramatically. The type of development and the level of sophistication that applications are supporting are incredible. All the work that Microsoft has done over the past five plus years, starting with OLE 2, is beginning to pay off.
I remember sitting in an auditorium five years ago listening to a two and one-half hour lecture on OLE Automation and thinking, "Great, just what we need . . . another macro language!," and also thinking that I had no clue what OLE was going to do for development and the Windows platform. Well OLE 2 took all of us to new levels in the development of integrated components.
With the advent of ActiveX, the future is looking brighter than ever. This book is devoted to bringing that technology down to earth and into your hands. After reading this book, you should feel confident that you can tackle any project or application involving ActiveX, COM, and Windows.