Re: OLE Survey

Subject: Re: OLE Survey
From: Helen OBoyle <hoboyle -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: kafkascampi <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2015 11:05:54 +1100

Back in the day, when I was reverse-engineering file formats and protocols,
yup, I had to access OLE objects from C++ without using the Microsoft
libraries. Such "fun". Fortunately, Microsoft (or possibly O'Reilly, or
likely both... it was 20 years ago...) published a book that gave one a bit
of a heads-up on the structure of OLE objects, that provided a head start.

On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 11:02 AM, kafkascampi <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> I certainly used to use it, but even seeing the term here was more
> like a blast from the past than anything else. I remember selecting
> OLE as an option when embedding Office files. Is it possible that I
> used it with QuarkXpress, lo these many years ago? Lost in time, like
> tears in rain.
>
> Also perhaps relevant, when I searched for "using OLE", the page
> included "People also ask: What do you mean by OLE?"
>
> Chris
>
> On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 3:47 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 6:34 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> OLE has been around for over 20 years. A lot of people who use it to
> >> link or embed objects probably don't know or have forgotten that name.
> >
> >
> > This I knew from having been there (T-shirt, coffee mug, etc.). But when
> I
> > dusted it off and introduced it at a recent consultation gig, younger
> team
> > members were gobsmacked. They had no idea that you could link or embed
> > items within one another.
> >
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References:
OLE Survey: From: Chris Morton
Re: OLE Survey: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: OLE Survey: From: Chris Morton
Re: OLE Survey: From: Tony Chung
Re: OLE Survey: From: Chris Morton
Re: OLE Survey: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: OLE Survey: From: Chris Morton
Re: OLE Survey: From: kafkascampi

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