[python-win32] Com+ Book?
mhammond at skippinet.com.au
Tue Apr 20 19:09:00 EDT 2004
> In addition to the Python Programming on Win32 book, is "COM+
> Programming with Visual Basic" from O'Reilly a good source of
> info for
> figuring out how the different objects work, with regard to trying to
> work with them in Python?
I've never seen the other book, but I would be surprised if it also made a good "COM object reference". A common critisim people send me about our book is that I didn't cover the "COM object <something>" deeply enough. Unfortunately, the specific "something" could be any of the objects I touch in the book - Word, Excel, IE, etcm or even ones I didn't :)
Many COM object suites are *very* complicated - eg, Microsoft Office contains a number of apps, each with a huge object model. For this kind of app, you are probably best off finding a book that focuses on the single application (in any language), rather than a book which is focussed on the language (including mine!) and will therefore cover individual objects more superficially.
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