Technology developed by Microsoft, similar to a plug-in, which is most commonly used to add functionality to the internet explorer web browser. Once installed, an ActiveX program, called a control, becomes a permanent part of the machine's operating system and has unrestricted access to local machine resources.
ActiveX is Microsoft's answer to the Java technology created by Sun Microsystems and is roughly equivalent to a Java applet. The main thing that you create when writing a program to run in the ActiveX environment is a component, a self-sufficient program that can be run anywhere on your web page. This component, or ActiveX control, could be anything from a scrolling marquis to an animation that is seen on the web page. It could also be an area where the visitor enters information about himself or his credit card. ActiveX is useful in marketing because it can be used to make web pages much more interesting as well as efficient and effective..
A set of Microsoft plug-in program software devices or program modules. When embedded in web pages, often used to add multimedia functionality to the web browser.
This extends the intercompatibility of Windows programs to the Internet. An ActiveX component can be sent over the net with a web page and then works with other Windows programs on the local system. ActiveX also offers dynamic functionality such as share-price information.
A Java-like Microsoft language that permits Web-originated programs to run on your computer.
ActiveX controls are really an update of the OLE, or .OCX files. OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) files are used to do a variety of functions, such as installing, or ‘embedding,' a calculator function into a word processor. However, ActiveX controls are used in conjunction with the Windows operating system, and because of this, developers must make version specific controls. Because Active X interacts with the operating system, it can cause security problems within the system., making it necessary to have a good antivirus program, such as NOD 32, installed.
A technology which allows users to download and run programs, particularly within a Web browser
A technology from Microsoft that allows applications to run on your computer(the client). These can be as simple as a message that appears, or a fully functional calendar application that allows you to keep a calendar of events on a Web page.
A set of rules supported by Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser and designed for controlling Windows applications downloaded and run on a browser.
This Microsoft-developed independent program is designed to provide multimedia effects and interactive content for the World Wide Web. It uses modules that work together in a Windows environment. These modules are referred to either as ActiveX objects, ActiveX controls, or ActiveX components, and range from single buttons to large programs. Often thought of as a competitor of Sun's Java.
A standard for embedding into a Web page programs that enhance the capabilities of the browser. ActiveX used to be called OLE Controls or OCXs.
Since most web pages are static documents with little interactivity, Microsoft created a programing language, called ActiveX, to remedy this situation. ActiveX "controls" promise to make the web-surfing experience comparable to that of highly produced CD-ROMS, where you can listen to music, watch animation and video clips, and interact with the program.
This Microsoft-based technology was built to link desktop applications to the W...
A Microsoft core technology that allows software components to interoperate.
The name given by Microsoft to a set of object-oriented programming technologies. The main product of this technology is the ActiveX control, a piece of code that programmers can use over and over ag ... more
ActiveX is a standard that enables software components to interact with one another in a networked environment, regardless of the language(s) used to create them. Web browsers may come into contact with ActiveX controls, ActiveX documents, and ActiveX scripts. ActiveX controls are often downloaded and installed automatically as required.
An ActiveX control is essentially a Windows program that can be distributed from a web page. These controls can do literally anything a Windows program can do. An ActiveX program does something that its user did not intend for it to do, such as erasing a hard drive, dropping a virus or trojan into your machine, or scanning your drive for tax records or documents. As with other Trojans, a ActiveX control will normally appear to have some other function than what it actually has. However sometimes ActiveX is needed to download normal files or plug-ins, therefore it's very important to read the signed company info with EULA which should be placed on ActiveX window
A software component technology from Microsoft, and part of the Component Object Model. ActiveX controls are platform-specific binaries that can be downloaded and used over the Web.
A control (or set of rules) used by a browser. ActiveX controls are often downloaded and installed automatically as required.
A Microsoft programming architecture that allows programs to interact with other programs over a network, such as the Internet. The controls created with ActiveX enable developers to add extra capabilities to Web sites, such as animation.
This set of technologies from Microsoft provides tools for linking desktop applications to the World Wide Web. Using a variety of programming tools -including Java, Visual Basic, and C++ - developers can create interactive web content. For instance, ActiveX technology allows users to view Word and Excel documents directly in a browser. E-xact Transactions utilizes ActiveX for its COM/Win NT Transaction Component.
Microsoft's own take on live web content, ActiveX is a proprietary system for embedding controls and the underlying code into any OLE application, most commonly a web browser.
Microsoft's object development framework. When embedded into HTML documents, ActiveX components are downloaded and executed on the client. ActiveX is currently Windows-only.
It makes a web pages interactive and more functional. Essentially a slimmed down version of OLE, ActiveX provides developers a way to download small executable objects that can be invoked directly on the users machine. ActiveX also allow rapid development of applications based on "reusable parts". OCXs are fully executable pieces of Windows code that have no restrictions placed on them once they reach the client machine, regardless of how they got there. ActiveX controls can also have code parts that work like a Trojan Horse. So it could be dangerous to if you don´t know it´s origin and certification.
Microsoft's rival to Java. ActiveX is a programming device that allows developers to add interactive content to Web pages. However, there are some doubts over its security, and it will only work on PCs. Not that either concern has prevented Microsoft's growth in the past.
a component (usually a DLL or an OCX module) that provides better interaction with web site pages than those using only HTML
Microsoft's answer to Netscape's plug-ins. ActiveX components act like plug-ins but claim to be more dynamic because they can be downloaded along with the page that uses them.
a set of technologies developed by Microsoft that enables interactive content for the World Wide Web. Websites may become animated with ActiveX by using multimedia effects, interactive objects, and sophisticated applications.
(and ADO) An alternative to Java Applets developed by Microsoft ddress Book A place within an email application to keep e-mail addresses which you use often
ActiveX is the name Microsoft has given to a set of "strategic" (object-oriented programming technologies and tools. The main technology is the Component Object Model (COM) Used in a network with a directory and additional support, COM becomes the Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) The main thing that you create when writing a program to run in the ActiveX environment is a component, a self-sufficient program that can be run anywhere in your ActiveX network (currently a network consisting of Windows and Macintosh systems). This component is known as an ActiveX control. ActiveX is Microsoft's answer to the Java technology from Sun Microsystems. An ActiveX control is roughly equivalent to a Java applet.
ActiveX components function like mini-applications within a container application, such as internet Explorer, to extend the functionality of a web page.
ActiveX is a software component for viewing, archiving and editing sound, video and picture files. It is a software component from Microsoft that enables sound, Java applets and animations to be integrated in a Web page.
A technology developed by Microsoft that provides interactivity on Web pages. See Java.
ActiveX controls are programs that can be referred to in various types of documents and applications under Microsoft Windows, including HTML documents. These programs perform some action in the browser window. OLE is the mechanism under Windows by which ActiveX controls can communicate with a browser. Not all browsers support this feature. See also Java.
Control Browser plugin object designed to extend the functionality of your internet browser.
The are Microsoft COM components. They allow functionality to be encapsulated and reused. They can be used by Internet Explorer to add extra functionality. A typical ActiveX control is the calendar control, used in many Microsoft products. ActiveX controls can be developed for your specific business needs by specialist software developers, like Aptek.
A set of language-independent interoperability technologies that enable software components written in different languages to work together in networked environments. The core technology elements of ActiveX are COM and DCOM. These technologies are licensed to the Open Group standards organization, and are being implemented on multiple platforms.
A set of technologies developed by Microsoft that provides tools for creating interactive Web content and links desktop applications to the Internet. For instance, ActiveX technology allows users to view Word and Excel documents directly in a browser.
ActiveX is a set of technologies from Microsoft that enables interactive content for the World Wide Web. As ActiveX security settings in Internet Explorer can allow web pages to secretly install ActiveX controls automatically, they can be a significant security threat. ActiveX controls can access files on your hard drive.
This relates to the Shockwave plug-in. This is a free plug-in for your browser, already installed on the majority of computers. Read more about the Shockwave plug-in.
Similar to Applets but given greater control to the client's system to execute commands/tasks.
A Microsoft technology that extends the capabilities of a web browser.
A set of technologies created by Microsoft that enables interactive content on Web sites.
a Microsoft Windows programming technology for special types of controls that can be used to incorporate features from one application into another, based on Microsoft's Component Object Model (COM). For example the WebBrowser ActiveX control allows applications to utilize browser windows based on Internet Explorer's core programs. application intelligence logic that uses application-specific knowledge to provide enhancements that can not be achieved entirely through generic features. Montage uses application intelligence to do a better job of launching and detecting applications, and to provide extended state-saving and restoration capabilities. For example, Montage understands and uses the COM capabilities of certain applications, and Montage employs an internal database of application-specific launching and detection parameters, some of which can be manually overridden via its Advanced Properties page.
A Microsoft standard for computer program building blocks, known as objects.
A powerful Windows technology which allows programmers to do all kinds of good things with your computer. Unfortunately it also allows hackers do all kinds of bad things to your computer, particularly via webpages in Internet Explorer, and is safest switched off. (In Internet Explorer go to Tools/Internet Options/Security and set the Security Zone slider for Internet to High). A few websites won't display properly, but most bad ones won't be able to hijack you.
A Microsoft technology that enables different programs to share information. ActiveX extends Microsoft Windows-based architecture to include Internet and corporate intranet features and capabilities. Developers use it to build user interactivity into programs and World Wide Web pages.
Designed by Microsoft to create interactive content by linking desktop applications to the Web.
Microsoft technology for deploying Windows programs over the Web. Security considerations often limit its use to intranets. Used in a number of OLAP Web products, but fading in popularity.
Microsoft ActiveX is a bundle of technologies that allow different applications to interact between each other in a network environment, markedly in the Internet. You can get more detailed information about this technology at Microsoft's ActiveX Web site.
Microsoft technology designed to enable easier multimedia on the Web. ActiveX controls can be used in Java to create multimedia effects. For now, that means that when you go to Web sites, buttons can light up and sound effects can play when you interact by clicking or moving the pointer over things.
A program module that can be inserted into an ActiveX container such as a VB program, or Internet Explorer. ActiveX components have their own functions and behaviours inherent to them, and these can be utilized by the programmer whether he is making an executable file or a web page. ActiveX is the latest incarnation of the custom control line, replacing the outdated OCX's.
A Microsoft® reusable component technology used in many SSL VPN solutions to provide VPN client access in a road warrior's web browser.
A microsoft technology that facilitates information sharing among applications. Its used for developing interactive applications and web content.
Brand name for a range of technologies developed by Microsoft and now overseen by the Open Group. ActiveX technologies enable the development of reusable software components which may be embedded in Web pages and other software applications.
A programming standard which would increase the functionality of web page invented by Microsoft Corporation.
A programming language developed by Microsoft that can be used to make a web page interactive.
ActiveX is a set of technologies developed by Microsoft that enables software components to interact with one another in a networked environment, like the Internet, regardless of the development language in which they were created. Microsoft's office assistant "Clippy" uses ActiveX technology. Malicious code can abuse existing ActiveX components like "Clippy" or be contained in new ActiveX components downloaded to your machine. ActiveX also allows you to view Word or Excel documents within your Internet Explorer web browser. For more information, check out Microsoft's ActiveX Web site.
ActiveX is a set of technologies from Microsoft that enables interactive content for the World Wide Web. Unfortunately, lax default ActiveX security settings in Internet Explorer can allow any webpage to secretly install ActiveX controls automatically. Since these ActiveX controls can do almost anything (including installing software, such as spyware or other potentially unwanted software), many consider them a significant security threat. SpywareBlaster uses kill bits to prevent webpages from installing spyware or other potentially unwanted ActiveX components, and also to block many of them from running, if they are already installed.
A brand name from Microsoft for various technologies based on its Component Object Model (COM), many of which are targeted for the Internet.
A marketing name for a set of technologies and services, all based on Microsoft's Component Object Model (COM).
At the heart of Microsoft's ActiveX is a concept for merging technologies by using an enhanced object linking and embedding (OLE) interface. OLE is not a new technology, but applying OLE to the Internet is a groundbreaking innovation — this is what ActiveX is all about. ActiveX is OLE for the Internet. ActiveX-enabled pages can feature powerful yet easy-to-use interfaces that merge virtual reality, 360-degree control over video, real-time audio, and even games into Web pages. Microsoft's ActiveX has recently come to the forefront of technology as a hot Internet innovation; it's even stealing the spotlight from Sun Microsystem's Java language. [See Also: Java
A Microsoft technology, created to allow highly interactive content on web sites. Similar technology is Java, Shockwave and Flash the main difference is that ActiveX is a Microsoft product.
ActiveX is Microsoft s answer to the Java technology from Sun Microsystems. An ActiveX control is roughly equivalent to a Java applet. ActiveX is the name Microsoft has given to a set of "strategic" object-oriented program technologies and tools. The main thing that you create when writing a program to run in the ActiveX environment is a component, a self-sufficient program that can be run anywhere in your ActiveX network (currently a network consisting of Windows and Macintosh systems). This component is known as an ActiveX control.
unlike Java, = ActiveX is not a programming language, but a set of instructions on how an object should be used. ActiveX controls can be downloaded from the internet, and run just like Java applets. However, Java will only interact with your web browser, while ActiveX controls can access your Windows operating system.
Microsoft's answer to Java. ActiveX is a stripped down implementation of OLE designed to run over slow Internet links. OLE, or Object Linking and Embedding, represents a way to combine program components so that, for example, a user can place a working section of a Word document inside an Excel spreadsheet.
A protocol developed by Microsoft for delivering interactive features (called "controls") over the Web.
Developed by MicroSoft, it is a software component used in creating applications that may reside on a single computer, be shared by a network of computers or used across the Internet.
A proprietary Microsoft technology that hooks into the Windows operating system, allowing web pages more access to the user's computer than normal. Generally spawns a security warning.
A programming language supported by Microsoft Internet Explorer which works a lot like Java. ActiveX is more invasive than Java, and can transmit computer viruses. If you use Explorer, turn off ActiveX.
Microsoft's OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) permits Windows programs to communicate with each other, such as changing the numbers in a spreadsheet which updates a chart in a different program. ActiveX is the Internet-workable version of OLE.
A Java-like Microsoft language that permits web-originated programs to be run from Microsoft Explorer browser.
ActiveX allows programmers to create code libraries for repetitive code or instancing of whole server objects. ActiveX DLL's will provide same code thread execution while EXE's provide a separate code thread. Although it is possible to make an ActiveX standalone EXE program, the intent is to create these as code libraries that your (standard EXE) program may access. When Microsoft implemented ActiveX for its WindowsÂ© operating system, to comply with the COM standard they set up a system whereby any and all ActiveX components (libraries generally - but just might be a standalone program) must be registered with the operating system before they can be used. For more information see the ActiveX Howto
DirectX. A technology that allows graphics, audio, and animation to be played on a Web page. ActiveX allows object linking and embedding; allowing, for example, an Excel spreadsheet to be embedded in a Web page. You won't be able to view ActiveX components unless you're using Windows 95 or above. See Microsoft's ActiveX page for more.
An umbrella term for Microsoft technologies that enable developers to create interactive content for the World Wide Web. A set of language-independent interoperability technologies that enable software components written in different languages to work together in networked environments. The core technology elements of ActiveX are COM and DCOM.
Microsoft's Windows-specific non-Java technique for writing applets. ActiveX applets take considerably longer to download than the equivalent Java applets; however, they more fully exploit the features of Windows 95. ActiveX is sometimes said to be a superset of Java. See also applet, Java.
A Microsoft technology that uses COM technology, which is designed to enable easier embedding of interactive objects and multimedia on Web pages. To interact with ActiveX on sites that support it, your browser must support it as well. Web language that allows for interactive multimedia content to be posted on websites. Microsoft has eliminated a lot of Active X use because of security issues. SCW Consulting has a wide base of experience in multimedia web design using a diverse range of languages and tools including active x.
Programming language developed by Microsoft. It's an implementation of OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) designed to build web applications integrated with Windows environments.
Set of platform independent technologies developed by Microsoft that enable software components to interact with one another in a networked environment, like the Internet. In addition to adding functionality within the browser (for example, by enabling Microsoft Word to be opened in a browser) Active X components can be exploited by malicious mobile code.
A technology from Microsoft that links desktop applications to the WorldWide Web. Using ActiveX tools, interactive web content can be created. Example: In addition to viewing Word and Excel documents from within a browser, additional functionality such as animation, credit card transactions, or spreadsheet calculations.
is a set of technologies developed by Microsoft from two of their previous technologies called OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) and COM (Component Object Model). The term ActiveX can be confusing because it applies to a whole set of COM-based technologies. Most people think only of ActiveX controls, which represent a specific way of implementing ActiveX technologies.
is Microsoft's specification for reusable software components. ActiveX is based on COM, the Component Object Model. The basic idea is to define exactly how software components interact and interoperate so developers can create components that work together using the definition. ActiveX components were originally called OLE Servers and ActiveX Servers and this renaming (actually for marketing rather than technical reasons) has created a lot of confusion about what they are. A lot of languages and applications support ActiveX in some way or another and Visual Basic supports it very strongly since it's one of the cornerstones of the Win32 environment. Note: Dan Appleman, in his book on VB.NET, has this to say about ActiveX, "(Some) products come out of the marketing department. ... What was ActiveX? It was OLE2 -- with a new name."
ActiveX controls are software modules based on Microsoft's Component Object Model (COM) architecture. They add functionality to software applications by seamlessly incorporating pre-made modules with the basic software package. Modules can be interchanged but still appear as parts of the original software. ActiveX controls turn Web pages into software pages that perform like any other program launched from a server.
ActiveX is a technology created by Microsoft for creating interactivity on Web pages, such as pull-down menus and games. Find out more about ActiveX.
A set of technologies which uses COM to enable software components to interact with each other in a networked environment, regardless of the language in which they are created. ActiveX includes both client and server technologies, e.g. ActiveX Control, ActiveX Documents, ActiveX Scripting.
Microsoft's technology for the delivery of multimedia, especially over the web.
Microsoft's toolkit for Web developers, using OLE and incorporating Sun's Java language. ActiveX helps in building software to integrate with Microsoft's Internet Explorer, or any ActiveX container such as programs written with Microsoft's Visual Studio.
ActiveX is a model for writing programs. ActiveX technology is used to make interactive web pages that look and behave like computer programs, rather than static pages. With ActiveX, users can ask or answer questions, use push buttons, and interact in other ways with the web page.
It's a technology developed by Microsoft. With an ActiveX-enabled browser (ie Internet Explorer only) ActiveX controls can be downloaded as part of a Web documents to add functionality to the browser (similar to Java applets). In particular ActiveX enables seamless viewing of Windows files of all types, e.g. spreadsheets, and in combination with other technologies such as Java and scripting languages, makes possible the development of complex Web applications.
Microsoft's answer to JAVA. ActiveX (TM) is a technology and set of programming tools from Microsoft for building interactivity with users into Web pages and application programs. ActiveX includes what Microsoft used to call Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) and adds more. There are ActiveX controls and ActiveX documents. Controls are objects that can be imbedded into Web pages (for example, small messages that pop up unexpectedly or images that become active when selected with a mouse) or into application programs off the Web. Controls are roughly similar to Java applets. Documents are objects that are viewable and navigable with a viewer.
ActiveX controls are components (or objects) that you can insert into a Web page or other application to reuse packaged functionality someone else has programmed. A key advantage of ActiveX controls over Java applets and Netscape plug-ins is that ActiveX controls can also be used in applications written in many programming languages, including all of the Microsoft programming and database languages (ActiveX was originally developed by Microsoft). There are literally hundreds of ActiveX controls available today with functionality ranging from a timer control (which simply notifies its container at a particular time) to full-featured spreadsheets and word processors. If you can imagine it, you can do it with an ActiveX control. Synthesys uses ActiveX as the basis of Callflow design- so in addition to the basic components supplied by Noetica you also have access to those written by 3rd party developers or even those written in-house in Visual Basic or Visual C++.
Created by Microsoft to add increased functionality and allow web designers to embed multimedia files in web pages. ActiveX technologies are currently only supported by Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser.
A loosely defined set of technologies that provides a tool for linking desktop applications like Word or Excel to the Web. Microsoft Corporation developed ActiveX.
ActiveX is a brand name referring to a set of Microsoft's technologies and services based on COM (Component Object Model) widely released in 1997. On the Internet, ActiveX can be used with IE versions 3 and above and with Netscape Navigator though plug-ins. ActiveX control is a COM object, written as a DLL in a programming language like Visual Basic, that follows ActiveX standards. Once downloaded, ActiveX controls have a large degree of freedom, presenting a security risk. ActiveX controls have to be digitally signed by their creator. Major competitor to ActiveX controls are JavaBeans. Some hosts support ActiveX server components for ASP.
A Microsoft open technology for Windows-based applications. ActiveX is not a programming language; it's a set of rules for how applications share information, often over the Internet. For example, many programs and services available on the Internet use ActiveX technology to download to your computer. See also ActiveX control.
A way to run programs on World Wide Web pages that was developed by Microsoft. ActiveX is an extension of the Component Object Model, and it is a rival of sorts to Java.
A set of technologies that enables software components to interact with one another in a networked environment, regardless of the language in which the components were created. ActiveX is used primarily to develop interactive content for the World Wide Web, although it can be used in desktop applications and other programs. See also ActiveX controls.
is a programming/scripting language developed by Microsoft to produce animations and interactivity when run in web browsers. ActiveX has been blamed at times for introducing viruses to users' machines when used as a vehicle by hackers.
ActiveX is the name Microsoft has given to a set of "strategic" COM-based object-oriented program technologies and tools.
Software components from Microsoft. They enable sound, Java applets and animations to be integrated in a Web page.
A set of technologies based on Microsoft's Component Object Model (COM) for creating reusable binary objects.
A Microsoft based technoloy that allows Websites to run computer ...
A set of technologies that enables software components to interact with one another in a networked environment, regardless of the language in which the components were created. ActiveX controls can be embedded in Web pages to produce animation and other multimedia effects, interactive objects, and sophisticated applications.
A loosely defined set of technologies developed by Microsoft. ActiveX is an outgrowth of two other Microsoft technologies called OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) and COM (Component Object Model). As a moniker, ActiveX can be very confusing because it applies to a whole set of COM-based technologies. Most people, however, think only of ActiveX controls, which represent a specific way of implementing ActiveX technologies.
A technology which provides tools for linking desktop applications to the World Wide Web. ActiveX controls are small programs which can be run by Web browsers.
ActiveX which is developed by Microsoft, provides the users the capability to add dynamic controls to your their web pages. For example: Drop down menus, Radio buttons, Scroll bars and more.
ActiveX© is a label for a broad family of Microsoft Component Object Model (COM) technologies that is used to extend an application's functionality. ActiveX controls, or objects, are self-sufficient programs that can be shared by larger programs, or applications, which are generally referred to as containers. ActiveX objects range from downloadable animations and buttons on websites to calendar and calculator functions in application programs. Objects must first be installed into Windows and entered into the registry. Once installed, the ActiveX object can be used by any ActiveX container application resident on the PC. Each time the object is used, a different "instance" of that object is loaded into memory. This way several instances of the same object can be operating concurrently, behaving differently and independently.
This is a technology from Microsoft that links desktop applications to the World Wide Web. MORE Close
Active X is a set of technologies created by Microsoft that enables website components to interact with one another regardless of the language in which they were created. It is built on the Component Object Model (COM).
ActiveX is a code that defines Microsoft's interaction between web servers, clients, add-ins and Microsoft Office applications. ActiveX is Microsoft's answer to Java technology from Sun Microsystems.
A Microsoft technology used extensively on the web. ActiveX can interact with Windows and has been used to trigger virus attacks and infect machines.
A loosely defined set of technologies developed by Microsoft. ActiveX is an outgrowth of two other Microsoft technologies called OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) and COM (Component Object Model). As a moniker, ActiveX can be very confusing because it applies to a whole set of COM-based technologies. Most people, however, think only of ActiveX controls, which can be automatically downloaded and executed by a web browser.
A programming interface (API) that allows web browsers to download and execute Windows programs.
ActiveX was developed by Microsoft to provide functions similar to Java. These functions are not directly available in HTML, and include animation sequences, forms processing, spreadsheet calculations, etc. ActiveX differs from Java in that it runs predominately on Microsoft.
Controls (created by Microsoft) that can be downloaded from the Internet, "activated" by a Web browser, and perform a variety of different functions. For example, they can make the Web page "active" by adding animation.
A type of COM component that can self-register, also known as an "ActiveX control". All COM objects implement the "IUnknown" interface but an ActiveX control usually also implements some of the standard interfaces for embedding, user interface, methods, properties, events, and persistence. ActiveX controls were originally called "OLE Controls", and were required to provide all of these interfaces but that requirement was dropped, and the name changed, to make ActiveX controls lean enough to be downloaded as part of a web page. Because ActiveX components can support the OLE embedding interfaces, they can be included in web pages. Because they are COM objects, they can be used from languages such as Visual Basic, Visual C++, Java, VBScript. Source: Dictionary.com Read more about ActiveX here.
A relatively new technology that makes it easy to embed animated objects, data, and computer code on Web pages. With ActiveX controls, a Web browser that supports ActiveX can play just about any item you might encounter on a Web page.
ActiveX is a Microsoft technology used on the internet. ActiveX controls are downloaded from the internet. These controls are then "activated" by the web browser & perform a variety of different functions. There are Active X controls which allow you to view Microsoft word documents via the web browser, play animated graphical effects, display interactive maps. ActiveX controls provide similar functionality to Java Applets
a loosely defined set of technologies developed by Microsoft for sharing information among different applications. ActiveX is an outgrowth of two other Microsoft technologies called OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) and COM (Component Object Model).
ActiveX is a set of technologies from Microsoft that enables interactive content for the World Wide Web. Before ActiveX, Web content was static, 2-dimensional text and graphics. With ActiveX, Web sites come alive using multimedia effects, interactive objects, and sophisticated applications that create a user experience comparable to that of high-quality CD-ROM titles. ActiveX provides the glue that ties together a wide assortment of technology building blocks to enable these "active" Web sites.
A family of technologies developed by Microsoft to combine computing ability with Internet connectivity.
ActiveX is a programming model. ActiveX technology is used to make interactive pages that look and behave like computer programs, rather than static pages. ActiveX applications allow users to ask or answer questions, use push buttons, and interact in different ways with a page.
A set of technologies, developed by Microsoft, that enables software components to interact with one another on the same machine or across a network. ActiveX controls are prewritten routines that can be added to a web page to provide extra functionality, ActiveX documents can be displayed in the browser window (as if they were web pages), and ActiveX Scripting allows Java applets and Active X components to be controlled from a script language.
A programming language standard developed by Microsoft which permits complex and graphical customer applications to be written and then accessed from a web browser. ActiveX components are standard controls which can be incorporated into web sites and are then automatically downloaded for users. Examples are and animation or a calculator form for calculating interest on a loan or a control for graphing stock prices. A competitor to Java.
A Microsoft technology that uses COM technology, and is...
A Microsoft technology used on the Internet to make interactive web pages that look and behave like computer programs, rather than static pages. ActiveX controls may be used with Microsofts Internet Explorer browser to interact with web pages. ActiveX controls provide functions similar to Java Applets.
This is a technology developed by Microsoft to allow active animation and other active content (not directly available in HTML) within any web pages that use the technology. These include animation sequences, credit-card transactions or spreadsheet calculations. ActiveX is a development of the OLE technology, and can be implemented in a variety of programming languages, such as Java, Visual Basic, C++. ActiveX works currently only in the Windows version of Microsoft Internet Explorer.
A development by Microsoft that simplifies the release of information between applications and enables objects (video, sound, ...) to be embedded in external documents such as web pages.