Proposed books for OLE/Com Automatation RRS feed

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  • Hello Hendrik,

    OLE/COM is a relatively old technology. That's why you will not find recent books for that. I'd recommend reading simple C++ books first, only then you can start learning the COM technology.

    Monday, September 29, 2014 12:51 PM
  • C++ is not the problem,

    at least as long as VC++ conforms to ISO.

    OLE/COM OLE/COM maybe is a relatively old Technology, but it is still used by MS for instance for the C# Excel Interops.

    My use case is for a XLl written in C/C++ which should dynamicaly indent cells.

    I know two ways to call Excel functionality from C/C++

    a) C-Api:

    Unfortunatly indent via C-Api only works for Asian Excel Version.

    b) OLE/Com Automation

    That's new for me.

    Your answer gives the impression, that there is a third way.


    Monday, September 29, 2014 1:22 PM
  • Hello Hendrik,

    What exactly do you want implement?

    You may also consider using the Open XML SDK or any third-party controls (for example, aspose).

    Monday, September 29, 2014 1:38 PM
  •  Open XML SDK is #Net, not C/C++.

    back again to original question:

    a) The book listed in

    are from the last milenium.

    Is their content still valid ?

    b)David Kruglinski's "Inside Visual C++" (ISBN:1-57231-565- 2)

    is in fact [Inside Visual C++ Version 5.0]

    Amazon claims that there is a newer Version

    Programming Microsoft Visual C++,  David J. Kruglinski. 1572318570

    which covers VC6

    Does this also has the content of chapter 24 of Inside Visual C++ Version 5.0 ?


    Thursday, October 2, 2014 2:40 PM