What are automation objects ?
Automation objects follow a standardized protocol to expose functionality of
your program to other pieces
of software. Among the many clients of automation objects are :
- Delphi itself;
- the VBA macro language in MS-Office applications;
- MS programming languages as Visual Basic, Visual C++ and Visual Foxpro;
- the new MS Dot Net platform;
- non Microsoft languages as Visual Objects and PowerBuilder;
- databases as Oracle.
These clients will access your automation objects through a COM-interface. I will describe step by step how to
build these interfaces and how to work with these automation interfaces.