Getting started with COM Interop using the Speech API


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Getting started with COM Interop using the Speech API

COM has a long history within the Microsoft world. I remember working with COM and ActiveX back in the mid 1990s. At the time, it was a groundbreaking way to communicate between application components. Today, it looks antiquated and clumsy. But the Microsoft office applications continue to use COM and if you want to communicate with them, you will have to learn about this funky API. COM Interop is a powerful feature, giving you access to a lot of high-risk APIs, so naturally, you must be in an elevated trust app to make these COM calls.

Before showing you how to do this, however, I want to talk about how controversial this decision was to add COM support for the Silverlight team. The problem with adding support for COM is that Mac computers don't support it. So the dilemma facing the Silverlight team was this: Do we add COM support to Silverlight, which ignores the Mac portion of the Silverlight user community, or list to the requests of our corporate clients and find a COM Interop s...

Getting started with COM Interop using the Speech API
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Getting started with COM Interop using the Speech API provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Walt Ritscher as part of the Silverlight 5 Essential Training

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