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This course is intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals. You need Windows and Visual C++ installed.

The free online textbook for this course is Visual C++ 6 Unleashed . Read the Introduction to the book.

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Lesson 25. Active Documents

Active documents are Component Object Model (COM) software components that present data and information to the user. Active documents enable users to view data in a variety of ways—perhaps as a graph, a spreadsheet, or text, depending on the purpose of the application. An Active document cannot work alone; it always requires an environment in which to work. The environment is called an Active container. Together, through an agreed-upon set of rules, the Active container and Active document work as one and give users the appearance of a single, homogeneous application.

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Just What Is an Active Document?
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Some Details About Active Documents
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) The COM Interfaces
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) The Active Template Library
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) The ACTIVEDOC Program

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