06976037 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 26 patents.

Methods, systems and data structure are described for implementing local isolated DLL and/or COM components. A version of a shared component is stored in a local directory with an application that uses that particular version. Another version of the shared component exists on the system and is useable by any number of other computer programs. A local file is created in the local directory that indicates the presence of an isolated version of the shared component. When the application calls the shared component, the system uses the isolated version of the shared component stored locally with the application program. Thus, specific versions of components may be provided to a calling application without making any code changes to the calling application or to the Component to which the calling application is bound.

Title
Method and systems for DLL/COM redirection
Application Number
9/605137
Publication Number
6976037 (B1)
Application Date
June 27, 2000
Publication Date
December 13, 2005
Inventor
RoseMarie FitzSimons
Seattle
WA, US
Peter M Wilson
Kirkland
WA, US
Seetharaman Harikrishnnan
Redmond
WA, US
David J D Souza
Mercer Island
WA, US
Agent
Lee & Hayes
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 017/30
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