Interacting with Unmanaged Code
By now, you have gained a solid foundation in the VB .NET language and the core services provided by the .NET platform. I suspect that when you contrast the object model provided by .NET to that of classic COM, you are no doubt on your way to becoming a .NET-head. Sadly, few of us are in a position to completely abandon the ways of COM, Visual Basic 6.0, and classic Windows DNA. The truth is that people have spent hundreds of thousands of hours building systems that make substantial use of these technologies. If .NET is to succeed as a platform, it must have a way to interact gracefully with the legacy systems of today.
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