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Why is Microsoft's Ribbon Framework built around COM? [closed]

I do not understand why Microsoft discourages a technology with one hand and then uses it for new development. The Ribbon Framework is an example of this. They spent years telling us that .NET was ...
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why are safearray structures seen differently in visual basic.net then c++? (interop)

I seem to see some components on the web that still use com and require a safe array of variants. It seems from research that sometimes object in vb.net does not cut it (I currently have a com library ...
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Best Way to Access Hardware per COM Serial Port over USB Adapter

We are starting a total new Branch at our firm. I am usually developing database interfaces or internal server/client applications/tools for our company, but I never had to do something with hardware. ...
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COM INTEROP Support - which is better? C# or VB

I keep hearing that c# is "better" than vb... but as far as I can see, aside from syntactical differences, both compile down to the same IL. I've found some good articles by googling that explain what ...
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What are some books that explain low level stuff like com interfaces, dll injection etc? [closed]

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 ...
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Create Primary Interop Assemblies or generate them?

I've never seen this question answered definitively: If you are maintaining a COM DLL that can be used by a .NET program, is it best to: Import the COM DLL into each project, which generates an ...
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Are COM objects a form of IPC?

In Pro C# 2008 it is stated Using constructs such as AppIDs, stubs, proxies, and the COM runtime environment, programmers can avoid the need to work with raw sockets, RPC calls, and other ...