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The Essentials of COM

Course Summary

This is the first in a series of courses exploring the essentials of COM and the Windows Runtime. In this first course, you are going to learn everything you need to know to use COM confidently and effectively. This course explores the history of COM. You


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    Course Syllabus

    ● Microsoft's Component Object Model
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ What is COM?
        ◦ Core Concepts
        ◦ Pillars of COM
        ◦ History
        ◦ The Players
        ◦ Summary
    ● COM and C++
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ COM as a better C++98
        ◦ Dynamic Linking
        ◦ Demo: Dynamic Linking
        ◦ Exporting Objects
        ◦ Demo: Exporting Objects
        ◦ Managing Lifetime
        ◦ Demo: Managing Lifetime
        ◦ Extending Objects
        ◦ Demo: Extending Objects
        ◦ Say Hello to IUnknown
    ● IUnknown and modern C++
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ S_OK, it's just an HRESULT
        ◦ Demo: S_OK, it's just an HRESULT
        ◦ Taming the GUID
        ◦ Demo: Taming the GUID
        ◦ Demo: Implementing IUnknown
        ◦ Demo: IUnknown and C#
        ◦ The Rise of the Smart Pointer
        ◦ Demo: The Rise of the Smart Pointer
        ◦ C++11 as a better COM
        ◦ Demo: C++11 as a better COM
    ● Libraries
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Windows Runtime C++ Template Library (WRL)
        ◦ WRL's ComPtr
        ◦ Demo: WRL's ComPtr
        ◦ WRL's RuntimeClass
        ◦ Demo: WRL's RuntimeClass
        ◦ Demo: ATL
        ◦ Summary

     


Course Fee:
USD 29

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

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