Microsoft Windows CE 3.0  

Component Services (COM and DCOM)

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The Component Object Model (COM) is a platform-independent, object-oriented system for creating binary software components that can interact with other COM-based components in the same process space or in other processes on remote computers. COM is the foundation technology for many other Microsoft technologies, such as Active Server Pages (ASP), Automation, Internet Server Application Programming Interface (ISAPI), and ActiveSync.

Microsoft Windows CE version 3.0 offers the following two levels of run-time support for COM-based applications: