Any language that supports calling ActiveX components,
also known as Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) Automation servers,
should be able to make calls to IOM interfaces. That is, almost every
programming language product that is available on the Windows platform
can use the SAS IOM interfaces.
Microsoft designed the ActiveX
components technology with a heavy bias toward meeting the needs of
Visual Basic. Much of the technology is effectively a part of the
Visual Basic run-time environment. In its own implementations of ActiveX
components, such as in the Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft has documented
the interfaces in terms of the Visual Basic language.
Based on this convention
and on the wide use of Visual Basic as a Windows programming language,
we have documented the SAS IOM interfaces in terms of Visual Basic
language syntax and conventions.
run time, with its family of languages including C# and VB.NET, represents
the latest direction in Windows programming. ASP.NET is now the environment
of choice for Windows web applications. The .NET environment also
supports traditional desktop graphical user interface (GUI) clients
similar to those that were developed with Visual Basic forms in Visual
Basic 6 (VB6). IOM integrates fully with .NET through the use of COM
Interoperability. For more information, see Programming in the .NET Environment