Visual Studio .NET 2003
These articles explain the fundamentals of OLE programming using MFC. MFC provides the easiest way to write programs that use OLE:
- To use OLE visual editing (in-place activation).
- To work as OLE containers or servers.
- To implement drag-and-drop functionality.
- To work with date and time data.
- To manage the state data of MFC modules, including exported DLL function entry points, OLE/COM interface entry points, and window procedure entry points.
Note The term OLE denotes the technologies associated with linking and embedding, including OLE containers, OLE servers, OLE items, in-place activation (or visual editing), trackers, drag and drop, and menu merging. The term Active applies to the Component Object Model (COM) and COM-based objects such as ActiveX controls. OLE Automation is now called Automation.
In This Section
- OLE Background
- Discusses OLE and provides conceptual information about how it works.
- Describes the role of activation in editing OLE items.
- Provides links to using containers in OLE.
- Data Objects and Data Sources
- Provides links to topics discussing the use of the COleDataObject and COleDataSource classes.
- Drag and Drop
- Discusses using copying and pasting with OLE.
- OLE Menus and Resources
- Explains the use of menus and resources in MFC OLE document applications.
- Discusses server installation and initialization.
- Describes how to create OLE items (or components) for use by container applications.
- Provides information about the CRectTracker class, which provides a graphical interface to enable users to interact with OLE client items.
- Adding Functionality
- Provides links to topics describing conceptual information about the Visual C++ libraries and topics discussing various coding technologies and techniques.
- Connection Points
- Explains how to implement connection points (formerly known as OLE connection points) using the MFC classes CCmdTarget and CConnectionPoint.
- Container/Server COM Components
- Describes the steps necessary to incorporate optional advanced features into existing container applications.
- The Component Object Model
- Describes using OLE without MFC.