A world in which every piece of software has the ability to interact with every other piece of software ain't gonna happen anytime soon. But you can always dream. I personally hope to someday put a software chip in a small house pet-a cat, perhaps-and control it through the use of Visual Basic properties and methods.
But perhaps I'm sharing too much.
Windows developers have had the ability to use software components ever since Visual Basic first came out. People Who Know About These Things tell us that the Windows component market-formerly restricted to VB developers, now expanding to accommodate developers in applications as disparate as FoxPro, Access, Visual C++ and Microsoft Word 97-has grown to a sizable software subindustry that sells on the order of $250 million worth of products. That's a lot of widgets, whatzits, and data-aware dingdongs by anybody's standards.
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