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What are some books that explain low level stuff like com interfaces, dll injection etc? Basically low level windows programming. Searching on amazon gives me hacking books/10+ year old books which is not what i want.

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Those 10 year old books are going to be your best bet for information like this. Everyone has already moved away from COM to the next big thing. For hacking systems, hacker web sites are probably your best bet, since DLL injection is not considered an "orthodox" activity. –  Robert Harvey Nov 26 '12 at 1:40
    
I thought c++/com is making a comback? There was a thread about that here just today. –  Jason123 Nov 26 '12 at 1:44
    
C++ is finding new life in tablet devices. COM never went away, really; it just got a facelift in the .NET framework. All the old API's still work, so all that 10 year old information is still good. –  Robert Harvey Nov 26 '12 at 1:45

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Inside COM, Inside ATL and Inside COM+ for starters. Yeah, they're 10+ years old, but they're still valid as far as they go, and I need to start reviewing the basics right now. I haven't touched COM professionally since the 90s.

There are some new interfaces in C++/CX (e.g. IInspectable), but I am not aware of any books on the subject yet. C++/CX neatly wraps the COM plumbing (e.g. through ref new), so I think for most of us, understanding COM will mainly be useful for debugging.

(BTW 2 of these 3 books I found discarded, lying around the office just a few months ago. :-)

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You can mail 'em to Jason123. :P –  Robert Harvey Nov 26 '12 at 1:44
    
"Inside com" is pretty cool. "programmers who want to use COM when it's ported to UNIX" gave me a good laugh. –  Jason123 Nov 26 '12 at 1:48

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