The Microsoft® Component Object Model (COM) provides a framework for integrating reusable, binary software components into an application. Because components are implemented with compiled code, the source code can be written in programming languages that support COM. Upgrades to applications are simplified, as components can simply be swapped without the need to recompile the entire application. In addition, a component's location is transparent to the application, so components can be relocated to a separate process or even a remote system without having to modify the application.
Alternatively, consider using the Microsoft .NET Framework.
MATLAB supports COM and the .NET Framework integration on the Microsoft Windows® platform only.
|actxserver||Create COM server|
|actxcontrol||Create Microsoft ActiveX control in figure window|
|actxcontrollist||List currently installed Microsoft ActiveX controls|
|actxcontrolselect||Create Microsoft ActiveX control from UI|
|actxGetRunningServer||Handle to running instance of Automation server|
|iscom||Determine whether input is COM or ActiveX object|
|isprop||Determine whether input is COM object property|
|get||Get property value from interface, or display properties|
|set||Set object or interface property to specified value|
|addproperty||Add custom property to COM object|
|deleteproperty||Remove custom property from COM object|
|inspect||Open Property Inspector|
|propedit||Open built-in property page for control|
|fieldnames||Field names of structure, or public fields of object|
|isevent||Determine whether input is COM object event|
|events||List of events COM object can trigger|
|eventlisteners||List event handler functions associated with COM object events|
|registerevent||Associate event handler for COM object event at run time|
|unregisterallevents||Unregister all event handlers associated with COM object events at run time|
|unregisterevent||Unregister event handler associated with COM object event at run time|