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ActiveX is a framework for defining reusable software components in a programming language independent way.

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Enable ActiveX on MacOS?

I've developed a custom tool around Excel and I've just learned that it should work on MacOS too... The only problem I've got is that the whole tool work around ActiveX comboboxes, which are not ...
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Need to get (vb6) ADO & RDS working for Windows 10

Due to Hyper-V limitation w/ Windows-7 VM, I created Windows-10 VM so I can continue w/ old applications VB6 development. I'm got VB6 Enterprise installed & updated to Service Pack 6. The catch ...
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Can Active X controls be installed and run in Windows Sandbox on Windows 10?

ActiveX controls are terrible, and should be vanquished from the Earth, but sometimes the need arises to use such terrible things and when one does, is it possible to run it from Windows Sandbox ?
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Installshield 2015 Express not registering ActiveX libraries in C:\Windows\SysWOW64 folder

From what I've found, it seems to be related to newer releases of Windows, in that the process that used to work perfectly well now no longer actually registers the DLLs correctly. Subsequent to ...
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Why is WinInet's FindNextUrlCacheEntry() returning ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND=2 instead of ERROR_NO_MORE_ITEMS=295

Description As per the title, WinInet's FindNextUrlCacheEntry() results in an undocumented error code of 2 (ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND) instead of ERROR_NO_MORE_ITEMS=295. Can someone explain why or ...
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How to move and install a .DLL as an Active X addon for Internet Explorer on Windows 10?

In Internet Explorer Tools > Manage add-ons, my workstation has PEDUServiceFunctions.dll as an ActiveX Control addon. I want to move this addon to another workstation, so my attempt has been to ...
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ActiveX Comboboxes in Excel 365 don't work

I have a sheet with some activeX comboboxes. They work properly in Excel 2013. Now I have an Excel - office 365 - version 1808 - build 10730.20264. When I open this very sheet, comboboxes do not ...
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Excel run time 429 error on all computers

Error " Active x component can't create object" Was working until a few weeks back. Now doesn't work on any computer - the workbook hasn't changed and no version of it works. Using office 360 ...
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Why is Internet Explorer 11 on a specific Windows 10 image blocking “Microsoft Data and Time Picker Control 6.0 (SP6)” ActiveX control?

A customer is upgrading the virtual Windows workstations (VDIs) from Windows 7 to Windows 10 x64. They are using an older application, a workflow product with web client, which runs in Internet ...
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Excel ActiveX CommandButton stopped working, won't respond to clicks

I'm using Excel 2016 (store version) under Windows 10 on an MS Surface device. All was good until a couple of days ago when activex buttons that I've created on several workbooks stopped responding. ...
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Using Excel ActiveX scroll bars while in slide show mode in Powerpoint

I have an Excel sheet which has a chart in it along with ActiveX scroll bar commands and some simple macros. The scroll bars are used to change the source data series of the chart and change the chart ...
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Write permissions to ActiveX on Windows 10

I have a software (web interface) from a Chinese manufacturer of security cameras that employs an ActiveX to manage the various functionalities. In particular there is a way to exctract some part of ...
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ActiveX checkboxes slows down opening/load time of workbook

I have an Excel workbook with around 150 ActiveX checkboxes. All these Active X controls leads to long load time when opening the workbook (about 20 sec on my computer). Is there any way to speed up ...
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Run-tim error '429': ActiveX component can't create object

I am using Word 2016 on my Win 7. When I click the Reference tab, I see the message of Run-tim error '429': ActiveX component can't create object I then click End, and it can show the Reference ...
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unable to login to DVR on Internet Explorer - not being prompted for ActiveX add-on

I'm trying to access my DVR system on Internet Explorer (V 11.0.38) but i'm unable to input text in the login field, it's not prompting me to download the ActiveX add-on. I have one PC where the add-...
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Windows 10 Native Flash Player Repair / Reinstall

Long story short: A select amount of machines in my organization were deployed a package that installs a Windows 7 version of ActiveX Flash due to the machines being placed in the wrong collection (...
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Running 64 bit IE tab process on Windows 7

I have a 64 bit ActiveX component which I want to run inside IE. I assumed when I run 64 bit IE, the tabs will also be 64 bit process and I will be able to create the ActiveX object. But even in 64 ...
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What are “Forms” in Microsoft Word 2010?

I'm trying to add a legacy ActiveX control (a radio button) to a Word Document in Microsoft Office 2010, but when I select it from the Controls section of the Developer tab, I am prompted with this ...
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How to change activeX checkbox caption on cell value excel

I have two activeX checkboxes (checkbox7 and checkbox10) and I would like the caption that is shown next to the tickbox to change with the value of Sheet1 cell J13. J13 can change value by an IF ...
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VBscript activeX Internet Explorer object alternative

I need a Linux alternative to browser manipulation. In Windows I would use a VBscript to do this via Internet Explorer object, but in Linux I don't have either of those. Is there any other script ...
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DLink DCS-3220 network camera suddenly fails to display image

I have been using a D-Link DCS-3220 camera for several years. It suddenly will not display an image. I am able to capture a snapshot without issue. Access is on local network, not from Internet. ...
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Don't print ActiveX checkbox

I have a 50~ page Word document with an ActiveX checkbox on each page. I do not want these to be displayed when I print the document in any form, ie to a printer or PDF. I have Googled around and ...
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Is there a list of what Internet Explorer considers in-date for its ActiveX check (specifically, for Java)?

Internet Explorer now blocks ActiveX controls that it thinks are out of date. At this blog post, by Oracle, the initial versions of Java that would be blocked are listed. Is there a list anywhere ...
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javatlb or jactivex equivalent in Visual Studio 2005 or 2012

Im trying to convert some DLLs to java classes, from google I found out that javatlb and jactivex command lines can do the job but they come with Visual J++ 6.0 which I don't have and I think it is ...
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Selecting a button control in Excel 2013 without clicking it

I want to change the name of a button control in Excel 2013. I have my properties window open ready to go. However, I can't for the life of me figure out how to select the button without clicking it ...
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XP Can't display H.264 video

A friend's win2000 box died so I gave him an old XP box of mine. I updated XP and installed the final rollup. All good. I installed the software he owned and all works well. Finally ran IE-6 (I ...
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Excel developer list box dimensions are not preserved

I used the Excel Developer Tab to create a List Box for a macro. Every time I open the file my List Box is in, the list box has shrunk. I need help fixing the width and height of the List Box such ...
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Windows, Internet explorer how do i detect if the user already installed TeamViewer application?

Given the fact as below: 1) you visit www.stackoverflow.com in day 1 2) stackoverflow.com in your first visit asked you to install setup.exe 3) day 1 you installed it 4) after few days day 3 you ...
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How to select all ActiveX objects in an area using a mouse in Excel?

Because of this problem with ActiveX objects changing size, I am not grouping my ActiveX objects in my Excel worksheet. Grouping them causes my solution hack to not work which is quite annoying. ...
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Play ActiveX slide on a Mac

I need a way on a Mac Air to play an PowerPoint slide that uses ActiveX. Anyone know a way to play that animation for a slide that was originally created for a PC machine?
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Is IE 32-bit by default? even on 64-bit machines? [duplicate]

I know this is a simple question, but I am having trouble finding a clear answer. Is IE 32-bit by default even if you're running a 64-bit Windows OS? It seems that that is the case, even on Windows 8, ...
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What are possible ways to override User Access Control (UAC) while registering an ActiveX Control?

In an ASP.NET 2.0 Application, an ActiveX control is used. When user first time access the appliction and he/she did not have that ActiveX registered. Application show a popup to install ActiveX. When ...
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WINWORD.EXE /Automation and Normal.dotm Error

I've been having a problem with a third-party add-in to Word that I think is related to ActiveX/automation. Here's what I know: When I use the add-in to create multiple new Word files from the ...
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ActiveX Control on Mac OSX Mountain Lion

I am trying to render a page that requires ActiveX. Everything is done locally, so the device I am trying to access by IP is on my local network. Anyway, the error I am getting on my Mac, (using ...
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Outlook: When exporting contacts, how can I force the email type to be 'SMTP' instead of 'Exchange'?

With Outlook, I can export my contacts to a file; and I typically like to export my contacts to an Excel file. Unfortunately, if I've added contacts from my corporate network, Outlook will, by ...
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Quickbooks install Error: 1603

Trying to install Quick books simple start on Windows 8 but I keep getting a Flash/ActiveX error right after entering the product key. Any thoughts? Screen shots of the errors: http://imgur.com/a/...
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How to add IMAGE to rendering extensions?

I have a problem with one ActiveX. The main problem is that I can't print from the internet, since our Group Policies restrict the installation from normal users. I have created a snippet to install ...
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Scrolling text box that cannot be user-edited?

I'm making a dashboard for an Excel sheet, and I want to have a way to output messages to the user. These messages may be fairly lengthy, and I don't want this output console to take up too much ...
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Trying to removed broken Acrobat Reader Plugin from IE9

I installed the latest version of Acrobat X today not realizing I was really installing XI. IE began to crash upon every exit. I traced the problem to Acrobat Reader XI. I uninstalled XI but one of ...
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Unable to view ActiveX program through Remote Desktop

I am connecting Remote Desktop to my home computer from work and trying to view an application that is ActiveX driven, but it does not work correctly. The application I'm trying to load is called ...
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VB6 OCX not working in Windows 7 64 bit IE

I have an old VB6 OCX which works fine on Windows 7 IE (32 bit), but it does not work on IE (64 bit). Could someone please tell me the reason why its not working on IE (64 bit)? What are the possible ...
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How can I change settings or version of embedded browser in windows7?

Programs like Winamp and SharpReader all use an embedded webbrowser that Windows provides for viewing webpages. By visiting sites like whatbrowser.org, the servers thinks it's internet explorer 8. I ...
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How to call a module written in Excel on the button click of ActiveX control

How can I call a module written in Excel by clicking on an ActiveX control in a worksheet?
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Windows. Active X objects. Excel Chart

I need to find Excel active X object mschart.ocx or mschrt20.ocx. Where can they be found? Am I right, that they can help me to use active x chart: msdn
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Can I connect to Windows 7 Remote Desktop with Firefox?

I'd lilke to connect to my home Windows 7 Pro x64 PC from work. The only tool I have to do this with is Firefox. I've tried running TSWeb on IIS for the RDP session but I can't connect. I think it'...
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Citrix. Unsigned Active-X doesnt' work in IE 8

I have unsigned Active-X and web page that contains that. I managed to open the web page in IE 8 on dozen of workstations sucessfully after playing with IE 8 security settings. Active-X works fine. ...
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How do I enable ActiveX controls in Windows XP or Windows 7?

My friend has a desktop with Windows XP installed, and he does not have a UPS set up. Yesterday, the power went out and the PC underwent a hard shutdown. This caused a problem, (ntldr disappeared), ...
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How can I give a VBS script access to run without opening a security hole in IE?

I'm currently working on an application that basically sits on top of IE. This program is used on Windows XP and Windows 7 laptops in police cars. The program has a number of VB scripts that run, ...
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Play DVD video from within PowerPoint 2003 (no ripping)

So I have to create a PowerPoint presentation for my company, which will be used at multiple locations. We want to use some video on a DVD. Problem: the license terms for the DVD specifically forbid "...
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I need intranet users to run an application in Firefox, certain links should open in IE8. OS is Windows 7

I investigated activeX object but it seems there is no chance to make Firefox understand activeX. Any ideas please ?