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Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic® 6 in 24 Hours by Sanjaya Hettihewa, Greg Perry

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Chapter 21. Visual Basic and ActiveX

Look in a bookstore and you'll find many thick books that discuss ActiveX. ActiveX is Microsoft's new open technology that is supposed to merge the desktop with the Internet seamlessly. Although that lofty goal is probably thrown around too lightly today, it's true that ActiveX takes component technology a step forward. Although Visual Basic programmers have been used to drop-in controls since Visual Basic's version 1.0, ActiveX controls give programmers on all PC development systems similar abilities and the controls can communicate with each other and with applications without regard for the development language being used.

Because this lesson is only an hour long, it can only expose the tip of the ActiveX ...

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