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Introduction to COM - What It Is and How to Use It.

, 27 Jul 2000
A tutorial for programmers new to COM that explains how to reuse existing COM components, for example, components in the Windows shell.
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// stdafx.h : include file for standard system include files,
//  or project specific include files that are used frequently, but
//      are changed infrequently
//

#if !defined(AFX_STDAFX_H__2E6B6299_78FC_4514_953C_D3F5DA24A99E__INCLUDED_)
#define AFX_STDAFX_H__2E6B6299_78FC_4514_953C_D3F5DA24A99E__INCLUDED_

#if _MSC_VER > 1000
#pragma once
#endif // _MSC_VER > 1000

#define VC_EXTRALEAN		// Exclude rarely-used stuff from Windows headers
#define WINVER 0x0400       // Win 9x, NT 4+
#define _WIN32_IE 0x0400    // IE 4+

#include <afx.h>
#include <wininet.h>        // This has to be included here, since IActiveDesktop uses
                            // constants from this header.  See Q196342 for more.
#include <afxwin.h>         // MFC core and standard components
#include <afxext.h>         // MFC extensions
#include <afxdtctl.h>		// MFC support for Internet Explorer 4 Common Controls
#ifndef _AFX_NO_AFXCMN_SUPPORT
#include <afxcmn.h>			// MFC support for Windows Common Controls
#endif // _AFX_NO_AFXCMN_SUPPORT

#include <iostream>

//{{AFX_INSERT_LOCATION}}
// Microsoft Visual C++ will insert additional declarations immediately before the previous line.

#endif // !defined(AFX_STDAFX_H__2E6B6299_78FC_4514_953C_D3F5DA24A99E__INCLUDED_)

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Michael Dunn
Software Developer (Senior) VMware
United States United States
Michael lives in sunny Mountain View, California. He started programming with an Apple //e in 4th grade, graduated from UCLA with a math degree in 1994, and immediately landed a job as a QA engineer at Symantec, working on the Norton AntiVirus team. He pretty much taught himself Windows and MFC programming, and in 1999 he designed and coded a new interface for Norton AntiVirus 2000.
Mike has been a a developer at Napster and at his own lil' startup, Zabersoft, a development company he co-founded with offices in Los Angeles and Odense, Denmark. Mike is now a senior engineer at VMware.

He also enjoys his hobbies of playing pinball, bike riding, photography, and Domion on Friday nights (current favorite combo: Village + double Pirate Ship). He would get his own snooker table too if they weren't so darn big! He is also sad that he's forgotten the languages he's studied: French, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese.

Mike was a VC MVP from 2005 to 2009.

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