Re: A component for different language to use

"Igor Tandetnik" <>
Wed, 2 Dec 2009 08:52:41 -0500
Giggle wrote:

I am going to develop a plugin mechanism. That is, provide an
component for 3rd party so that they could pluging their application
(.exe) into my application.
Is it possible the component is written in COM and any 3rd party
developer could use it no matter what programming language they use? I
am sure that C++ and VB could use the COM, but I'm not sure about
javascript and python.

MS-provided JavaScript engine (the one used by Internet Explorer and =
WScript) is COM based. It can consume COM objects directly (as long as =
they implement IDispatch), and every JavaScript object is a COM object. =
This is how the script on HTML page can manipulate ActiveX controls.

I'm not very familiar with Python, but if you search for "python COM", =
there are lots of hits.
With best wishes,
    Igor Tandetnik

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