Definition for: ActiveX

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ActiveX is a technology, introduced by Microsoft, which is based on the component object model (COM). The main components of ActiveX are the ActiveX Controls. ActiveX Controls are programs or program modules that can be embedded in HTML as objects, such as JAVA Applets. ActiveX Controls use the OLE interface of Windows to communicate with their environment.

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