ActiveX


ActiveX is a technology allowing the encapsulation of functionality into reusable software components. These can then be used from and integrated with any application. Examples include embedding Windows Media Player in a web page, or displaying a Flash movie in a custom application.

Advantages

  • Easy to use and integrate
  • Good development support by Microsoft tools

Disadvantages

  • Complex implementation required if creating native (C++) components
  • Needs to be supported by the target application
  • Can present a security risk for users (you should only install ActiveX control if you trust the publisher)

Related technologies

  • ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)
  • ASP
  • ActiveMovie
  • Active Scripting

Development tools

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft VB 6.0


Recent posts on our blog
New alternatives for mainstream server-side programming
Aug 30, 2018, by Cristian
We take a look at the advantages of 5 up and coming programming languages, namely Ruby, Node.js, Go, Scala, and Rust.... read more
Nginx - top contender in the web server game
May 17, 2018, by Dragos
Nginx is a well-known open-source web server that has undergone a rapid growth in popularity. Even at this point it looks like the growth is sustainable, so this software will keep on catching up with both Apache and IIS. Additionally, more and more web applications (websites), especially those with a high traffic, are switching to Nginx.... read more
Top 5 Best Visual Studio Extensions
Mar 28, 2018, by Cristian
One of the strengths of Visual Studio is represented by the powerful customization options (both design and functionality). ... read more
Press  |  Site Map  |  Technologies  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy Policy
© 2018 SBP Romania. All rights reserved.