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Creating an ActiveX / OCX file - where do I start.

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Hi,

I have a form that lets me capture video from my web camera.

Where do I need to start looking to be able to run this in a web page?

For example I load the web page, I get prompted to install/download the ActiveX control, and then i can capture/view footage via the web page buttons.

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Solution Title: ACTIVEX CONTROL FROM AN HTML PAGE
Author: const71
Points: 50   Grade: A
Date: 11/27/2003 10:53AM PST

has what i think the HTML may resemble <Object> <params> codebase cab files etc....

I not sure where to start? - Not sure what the "buzz words" are for this one  (Plug-in ActiveX/OCX - Install on demand?)

Am I making sense?

AArnie
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You need to use the <OBJECT> tag of HTML to do so.
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Official refrence to use Object Tag of HTML:

http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/objects.html
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by:AArnie
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ok I'll take a look at the url....

My current vb app is a plain vbp (Standard .exe). Can I just reference this in the web page? or do I have to create it with special parameters in vb? (ActiveX EXE - ActiveX DLL - ActiveX Control - ActiveXDocument DLL - ActiveX Docement EXE)?

Any pointers to getting started with ActiveX controls? I've only ever made basic standard .exes

Thanks

AArnie.
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You must rebuild the application as an ActiveX control. You will also have to fish out its CLSID from the registry before you can use it in your web page.
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by:AArnie
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I found this on the microsoft site and it contains pretty much all I was after.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnaxctrl/html/msdn_actxcont.asp

Thanks anyway.

AArnie
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AArnie,

did my comments lead you in the right direction?
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Lunchy,

I don't think I can award RanjeeRain 200 points for the answers given, but I would appreciate it if you could award 50 points for responding/giving me a nudge in the general direction.

Thanks anyway RanjeeRain,

Cheers.

AArnie.
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