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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Activating ActiveX Controls

Activating ActiveX Controls

Activating ActiveX Controls

Deprecated. Users cannot directly interact with Microsoft ActiveX controls loaded by the APPLET, EMBED, or OBJECT elements. Users can interact with such controls after activating their user interfaces. This topic describes how Windows Internet Explorer handles ActiveX controls, shows how to load ActiveX controls so their interfaces are activated, and describes the impact of this behavior on accessibility tools and applications hosting the WebBrowser Control.

Note  This topic contains information relevant to versions of Internet Explorer released or updated between April, 2006 and April, 2008. As of April, 2008, this behavior has been removed from Internet Explorer. For more information, please see Information for Developers about Internet Explorer.

This topic contains the following sections.

For an introduction to the user experience, please see Internet Explorer 6: ActiveX Update.

For additional information regarding the platforms affected by this update, please see Internet Explorer ActiveX Update.

Affected Versions


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