Where can I get books on ActiveX and COM. I started with an ActiveX book (ATL) and it began by stating I must know COM. I wound up with Dale Rogerson's "Inside Com" Its on Amazon but no soft copy. I don't want any more hard copy books.
Every where I find a PDF or ebook version they want me to first down load their downloader. Their code could have anything in it so: No! to that.
So: What books do you recommend to a novice that needs to write an ActiveX component. The container is a commercial product and I need to write a video display for some very custom video input.
I am happy to pay, but it must be a soft copy.
Thanks for your time
EDIT: Another book I need: Win APIs.
The APIs and method that are needed to directly use TPC/IP. I want the ability to bypass all the cycle stealing intermediate classes and go directly to the API. I am having a difficult time with my searches on this and prefer a book that someone recommends rather than a stab in the dark.
You mentioned Inside COM by Dale Rogerson which remember using so I had a glance at my bookshelves. I know Inside COM taught me the underlying principles of interfaces and COM without resorting to ATL or MFC.
Professional COM Applications with ATL (Wrox, 1999) was quite good on Active X, and does have a section 'Building an ActiveX Calendar Control' which explains a lot. However something like this, whilst being the same era as Inside COM, refers to VC6 and ATL3, not the most up to date now.
I did also buy ActiveX Controls Inside Out (Microsoft Press, 1997) and see it on my shelf but this is un-thumbed so I obviously didn't use it a lot, but its more wider ranging than the ATL book mentioning MFC and Visual Basic controls (VBXs).
I don't want to sell mine but hope this might help.
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