Introduction to COM and ATL
Visual Studio .NET 2003
This section provides a brief introduction to COM and ATL.
In This Section
- Introduction to COM
- Provides an overview of the Component Object Model's (COM) fundamental concepts, including interfaces, IUnknown, reference counting, QueryInterface, marshaling, and aggregation.
- Introduction to ATL
- Discusses, briefly, what the Active Template Library (ATL) was designed for, template libraries, and ATL version numbers. Includes recommendations for choosing between ATL and MFC.