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A Great Book to Understand COM from the Ground Up
on August 6, 2013
This book is a must if you want to really understand how COM/ATL is put together.
The only reason it got 4 stars from me was because the examples are a challenge to compile due
to new versions of coclasses and VSs since the book was written. So expect some debugging and fixes.
I am using VC2005 in Windows 8, so I am having some hard time to get the objects to be registered and
instantiated properly. Still working on it. So be prepared to do a lot of web search about 32bit/64bit registries,
however, the contents of this book added to the author's approach of starting with a simple concept and
transforming it into a beast as the book progresses, make up for the hiccups of the samples.
Highly recommend this book. If you first venture into ATL and get lost (most likely), get this book and you
will have a new appreciation for what ATL does for you.