How do I do COM and ActiveX with Win32
Posted on 2002-07-17
Dear Expert-Exchange Friends
I’ll keep this short and simple.
When using VC++ Win32 programming, as in, no heavy MFC involved at all, how do you create or instantiate ActiveX controls? Will I be using CreateWindowEx()? What is the procedure of instantiating COM objects such as MSFlexGrids and all the other funky ActiveX controls that are not standard things like buttons, edit boxes etc.
How do I on the other hand create my own custom ActiveX controls?
I know this is not easy without MFC, but harder the work, the better the experience gained. In fact, I think MFC sucks, its too bulky and the heavy overhead drives me beyond insanity.
I would love it if you guys could direct me to some cool links.