The full-form OLE is ” Object Linking and Embedding .” It can be pronounced “OLE,” or “Oh-lay!” If you understand Spanish then

OLE is a framework that has been developed by Microsoft (also at the time of Windows 3.1), while it allows you to set up an object from a document, that too from an application to install them. For example, OLE allows you to move an image from a photo-editing program to a word processing document .

OLE technology was initially created to allow linking objects between “compound documents,” or between documents that support multiple types of data . Since Microsoft has developed OLE into a wider standard, also called a Component Object Model (COM). COM is supported by Mac, Unix, and Windows systems, but is primarily used by Microsoft Windows.

This COM framework was actually the foundation for ActiveX , which allows developers to create interactive content for the Web.

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