A component manager is the Aspire method for managing a group of components. Component managers create and configure components.
Note that component managers do not actually create the components themselves. Instead they call the appropriate component factory to create the component.
Configuring Component Managers
The component manager is configured with the System Configuration file. Refer to the section on the Application Configuration for more details.
Nested Component Managers
It is also possible to create a component manager within another component manager. This would create a nested group of components. This is rarely required.