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ActiveX
Last modified: Monday, September 20, 2004 

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). 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.

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ActiveX Tutorial 
This lighthearted 5-part tutorial from developer.com walks the user through all aspects of using ActiveX controls.

Microsoft Visual InterDev 
This article describes Microsoft Visual InterDev, a visual tool that will enable developers to build dynamic, interactive Web applications. This article appears in the March 1997 issue of Microsoft Interactive Developer Magazine.

ActiveX Controls in Internet Explorer 4.0
HotWired Webmonkey article (December 1997) on active movie and sequencer, tabular data and sprite, and structured graphics and path controls.

Introduction to ActiveX Controls
The purpose of this topic is to provide guidelines for implementing Microsoft ActiveX Controls that interoperate well with containers and other controls. This article defines the minimum set of interfaces, methods, and features that are required of ActiveX Controls to accomplish seamless and useful interoperability.

Yahoo!'s ActiveX page
Yahoo!'s directory of ActiveX.

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