What are GUID? Why does COM need GUIDs?Globally Unique Identifier :
- A 16-byte number generated by Microsoft programs that uniquely identifies a network or user or computer or document. It is one of the elements of information that can be passed when you connect to an Internet site, and it may be stored in cookies
- A globally unique identifier (GUID) is used for unique IDs. No two GUIDs are the same no matter what computer they were generated on. The attribute clsid defines the GUID of the associated ActiveX control to use.