Windows COM Support

Description of Windows® COM support.

Important: This feature is deprecated, its use is discouraged although not prohibited.

"COM" stands for Component Object Model. It allows anyone to directly access Windows Applications Objects. You can create instances of those objects, call methods on them, and get or set their properties.

Note: The front calls using Microsoft™ DDE/COM/Mail technologies are deprecated. To manipulate Microsoft Office documents, use freeware alternatives such as the Apache POI Java library. For an example, see Java Interface: Example 2.