Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

ActiveX Document exe/dll

Posted on 2000-04-01
7
Medium Priority
?
190 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-04
Just basically: What is it, what's it for, how would I use it? I've made one (sort of... I compiled a blank project.), but nothing shows up if I start the exe, so I'm at a loss to know much of anything about it.
0
Comment
Question by:KDivad
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 

Accepted Solution

by:
TechBytes earned 200 total points
ID: 2675681
David u Have to open .vbd(Visual Basci Document file).
   This  file will be opened in the Internet Explorer along with the controls what u have placed in the Form.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Marine
ID: 2675970
ActiveX Documents are used for creating Intranet aware applications.
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:KDivad
ID: 2676283
Alright, I got that now.
Two more questions, if I may.
1. What would be the difference between compiling to an exe or a dll? An exe would seem to indicate that it can be run "standalone". I don't see that it can, though.
2. Is IE the only browser that it will open in?
Thanks!
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:wsh2
ID: 2676368
1. An EXE runs as an out-of-line process.. while a DLL runs as an inline process. An out of line process runs in its own computer address space.. and concurrently with its caller. An inline process runs in the SAME computer address space as its Caller. A simple delineage of this would be.. use an EXE if you want to run the program function as a seperate job (principally on another computer).. use a DLL if you want to use the component as an internal function within the program you are currently executing. Please keep in mind.. you need at least one EXE to call another DLL or EXE. Oh, one very important thing (generally speaking).. EXE's can have user interfaces.. DLLs cannot.

2. Microsoft Internet Explorer v4+ and Microsoft Binder are the principle 2 Container applications that can host ActiveX Document Components.
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:KDivad
ID: 2677247
wsh2, thanks. But I think I must have made myself unclear. I was referring to an ActiveX document exe vs. dll as opposed to exes and dlls in general.
Perhaps this will clear myself up: After compiling a normal exe from a blank unaltered project, starting the exe shows form1. Doing the same with the AD exe shows nothing since a form is not the startup module. If the exe/dll is only to support the UD, then why have exe?
Thanks for the answer to number 2. I'm accepting TechBytes answer since he/she answered my original question. I'll give you some points through another question once I figure this out.

Thanks to all of you!
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:wsh2
ID: 2677262
Whether it be a regular program / dll.. or an ActiveX document the concept is still the same.. <smile>
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:KDivad
ID: 2678100
Never mind.
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Have you ever wanted to restrict the users input in a textbox to numbers, and while doing that make sure that they can't 'cheat' by pasting in non-numeric text? Of course you can do that with code you write yourself but it's tedious and error-prone …
You can of course define an array to hold data that is of a particular type like an array of Strings to hold customer names or an array of Doubles to hold customer sales, but what do you do if you want to coordinate that data? This article describes…
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…
Suggested Courses

604 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question