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Q: What is ActiveX?

  • What is ActiveX?
  • What are ActiveX Controls?

Context

  • Microsoft COM technology
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Windows

Answer

ActiveX, most commonly encountered as Microsoft Internet Explorer ActiveX Controls, is a part of Microsoft's [Component Object Model (COM)]. ActiveX Controls are small programs that run inside the Internet Explorer to extend its functionality, similar to [Java Applets].

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January 14, 2009

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