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Programming Microsoft® Visual Basic® 6.0 by Francesco Balena

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Refining the ActiveX Control

Adding a UserControl object to the current project and placing some constituent controls on it is just the first step toward the creation of a full-fledged, commercial-quality ActiveX control. In this section, I'll show you how to implement a robust user interface, add binding capabilities and property pages, create user-drawn controls, and prepare your controls for the Internet.

Custom Properties

You've already seen how you can add custom properties using pairs of property procedures. This section explains how to implement some special types of properties.

Design-time and run-time properties

Not all properties are available both at design time and at run time, and it's interesting to see how you write the code in the ...

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