This document contains the documentation for the ActiveX core technologies, an architecture and supporting infrastructure for building, using, and evolving component software in a robust manner. This specification contains the standard APIs supported by the ActiveX core technology along with the network protocol used by the Component Object Model (COM) in support of distributed computing.
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