The object model of an OLE Automation server is a hierarchy of classes, each containing methods, properties, and events. These methods, properties, and events determine how you can control the application. First of all, though, you need to know what methods, properties, and events are available to you. The first port of call should be the documentation (if any) available from the producer of the OLE Automation server. In addition, once you've created a project-level reference to the application, you can find out a lot about the application's object model from within the VB development environment.
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