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Using Late Bound COM Objects


There are different methods available for invoking COM objects at runtime in .NET, including late binding. In this article Beth from the Wrox team will walk us through them, providing examples for each.

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By: Wrox Team
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November 18, 2002
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Using Late Bound COM Objects
  2. · Introductory Concepts
  3. · Late Binding in .NET: The Basic Invocation
  4. · Late Binding in .NET: With a Runtime Callable Wrapper Available
  5. · Late Binding in .NET: Monitoring Performance of the Various Invocation Methods
  6. · Conclusion

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Using Late Bound COM Objects - Conclusion
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While we should try to avoid late binding whenever possible, there are times when it's the correct solution. Through the Reflection namespace, we have the tools necessary to late bind. We used the Type, Activator, and Assembly classes to create COM objects several different ways. In addition, we took a moment to discuss some syntax options available for creating the objects and acquiring the type definitions. Take a few minutes to explore System.Reflection and see how it can benefit your projects.

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