07523472 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 30 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
10/973180
Publication Number
7523472 (B2)
Application Date
October 26, 2004
Publication Date
April 21, 2009
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 PLLC
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
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