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Preface 1. COM+ Internals What Is COM+? COM and COM+ Knowing the Internals Introduction to .NET 2. Interface-Based Programming Why Interface-Based Programming? Defining Interfaces in Visual Basic Using a Class Through an Interface Polymorphism I (Multiple Components-Single Interface) Polymorphism II (Single Component-Multiple Interfaces) Review 3. How Interfaces Work Internally Life Without Interfaces Memory Layout of Interfaces COM as a Binary Standard Type Libraries COM Standard Interfaces: IUnknown and IDispatch Summary 4. In-Process Servers Client-Server Communication: A High-Level View Client-Server Communication: A Low-Level View 5. Out-of-Process Servers and COM's Remoting Architecture ActiveX EXEs Threads Remoting and Location Transparency Pinging Mechanism Summary 6. Versioning The Goal of COM Versioning Client Requirements COM's Versioning Story How Visual Basic Versions Your COM Objects Using IDL Summary 7. COM+ Applications Creating a COM+ Application Services Overview COM+ Administration Components Summary 8. Writing and Debugging COM+ Code COM+ Architecture Debugging COM+ Applications 9. Transaction Services What Is a Transaction? Declarative Transactions Summary 10. COM+ Security Security Terminology RPC Security COM/COM+ Security Internet-Based Security Summary 11. Introduction to .NET The .NET Architecture Developing Assemblies VB.NET Features Mixing COM+ and .NET Using COM+ Services Summary Index
Jose Mojica is an instructor and researcher at DevelopMentor, a company that's gained an international reputation for its experience with COM and COM+. He teaches various courses that focus on enterprise development in COM+, IIS, and Visual Basic. Before joining DevelopMentor, Jose was a consultant at IBM, writing DCOM servers that performed speech recognition and creating ActiveX controls in ATL for the ViaVoice SDK. He has worked with Visual Basic since Version 1.0. Jose is the author of Building ActiveX Controls with Visual Basic 5.0 and coauthor of Programming Internet Controls and the Microsoft MCSD Training Kit, Distributed Applications for Visual C++ 6.0.