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ActiveX Control Tutorial - Part 1

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Good Morning and welcome to the first instalment in this ActiveX control tutorial.

I'm your amazingly geeky host Karl Moore — and it's my job to ensure your ride on the Visual Basic train to ActiveX control land is an exciting one. Well, maybe just a slight-amusing one. Hmm, perhaps just a ride.

But don't let my pair of glass-bottle-bottom spectacles fool you - this isn't just a journey for mega-geeks.

Whatever Visual Basic programming experience you may have, learning about the wonderful world of ActiveX could improve your career, your bank balance and your love life*.

* (Love life claims based solely on life-long research by author Karl Moore and his numerous worldwide cyber-girlfriends)

Today, we'll be:

  • Getting the low-down on ActiveX components
  • Finding out the difference between ActiveX components and ActiveX controls
  • Discussing a few nerdy things (too boring to mention)
  • And... <drum roll> ... we'll be creating our own ActiveX control!

I know you're excited — but please, hold it in.

So without further ado, let's tootle off into the magical realms of ActiveX...

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This article was originally published on November 20, 2002

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