Posts tagged ‘COM’

Examples of COM Automation in Silverlight 4

In the previous lesson we talked about COM automation support introduced in Silverlight 4 and we said that COM automation is available only for Silverlight OOB (Out-of-Browser) applications that have Elevated Trust, and that’s one of the security restrictions imposed by Silverlight.

Today, we’re going to talk about COM automation in more details and give few Silverlight examples that make use of this great feature.

Introducing COM Automation in Silverlight 4

In April 2010 Silverlight 4 was released to the world with one of its great features ever, COM-automation support, that allows you to create cutting-edge applications that do everything you can imagine.

Building Applications that Can Talk

In this article we are going to explore the Speech API library that’s part of the TTS SDK that helps you reading text and speaking it. We’re going to see how to do it programmatically using C# and VB.NET and how to make use of LINQ to make it more interesting. The last part of this article talks about…… won’t tell you more, let’s see!

.NET Interoperability at a Glance 3 – Unmanaged Code Interoperation

This is the last article in this series, it talks about unmanaged code interoperation; that’s, interop between .NET code and other code from other technologies (like Windows API, native libraries, COM, ActiveX, etc.)

Be prepared!

Microsoft Agent; Providing a Custom Popup Menu

A second honeymoon with Microsoft Agent. Do you remember our article Programming Microsoft Agent in WinForms and our sample application PartIt? After you have included your desired agent in your application, are you feeling bad with the default popup menu? If so, then you are in the right place (welcome :).)

Marshaling with C# – Chapter 3: Marshaling Compound Types

Marshaling with C# Pocket Reference
Chapter 3: Marshaling Compound Types (structures, unions, etc.)

Marshaling with C# – Chapter 2: Marshaling Simple Types

Marshaling with C# Pocket Reference
Chapter 2: Marshaling Simple Types (primitives, booleans, strings, etc.)

Marshaling with C# – Chapter 1: Introducing Marshaling

Marshaling with C# Pocket Reference
Chapter 1: Introducing Marshaling

Marshaling with C# Pocket Reference

Marshaling with C# Pocket Reference (online version + direct download links)

Learn how to marshal between managed types and unmanaged types.

Changing Screen Resolution Programmatically via DirectX

This lesson focuses on how to change the screen resolution and color system programmatically via DirectX. It starts by an overview about how the Windows satisfies user’s need through the Display Settings window. Then, it digs into discussing how to retrieve these settings and to change these programmatically in the .NET environment.

Programming Microsoft Agent in Windows Forms

Microsoft Agent is an unprecedented technology to create innovative, new conversational interfaces for applications and Web pages. It provides powerful animation capability, interactivity, and versatility, with incredible ease of development.

Microsoft Agent is a technology that provides a foundation for more natural ways for people to communicate with their computers. It is a set of software services that enable developers to incorporate interactive animated characters into their applications and Web pages. These characters can speak, via a Text-to-Speech (TTS) engine or recorded audio, and even accept spoken voice commands. Microsoft Agent empowers developers to extend the user interface beyond the conventional mouse and keyboard interactions prevalent today.