Definitions for "Active X"
This Microsoft based technology was built to link desktop applications to the World Wide Web. Using ActiveX development tools software developers create interactive Web content for their applications. So for example, Word and Excel documents can be viewed directly in a Web browser that supports ActiveX. While ActiveX is a useful technology, the downside is that you need to have a up to date version of ActiveX installed on your machine. The technology will also work in html email such as microsoft outlook.
New programming standard proposed by Microsoft to increase the functionality of web pages. Similar in some respects to Java and Javascript.
A technology developed by Microsoft for sharing information among different applications, ActiveX supports new features that enable it to take advantage of the Internet. For example, an ActiveX control can be automatically downloaded and executed by a Web browser. ActiveX is not a programming language, but rather a set of rules for how applications should share information. It allows you to create cross-platform, language-independent controls. To the top