Active X? Can it run a VB program on the web?

What exactly is Active X?  I've never really looked into it.  Would it allow someone to use a program over the web? I'm asking because in VB 5.0 it has the selections at the beginning like Active X exe, dll, etc.
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treyjeffAsked:
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MikeP090797Connect With a Mentor Commented:
ActiveX is an application (usualy small) that integrated into a web page, and d/l automaticly by your browser. It's like a Java applet. It runs on the client's machine, like if it was a regular app.
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treyjeffAuthor Commented:
So if I made a small exe I could add that to a webpage somehow?
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MikeP090797Commented:
Yes
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MikeP090797Commented:
You just have to specifty that you want an ActiveX control, not a regular exe in the project->Properties at Project Type. You have the option in the insert menu at outlook express, for instnce, i don't know what are the exact html tag
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