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Detect if ActiveX control exist

Posted on 2014-04-29
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I have a purchased application (website) that I want to redirect users too. There website requires an ActiveX control. How can I verify the user has this control installed before sending them to the website?
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by:xav056
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Basically you have to check if the user is using Internet Explorer, no other browser supports ActiveX other than IE
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by:NickMalloy
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Sorry, the application only works with IE. We will only allow IE as the browser. I just want to check to see if the Active X is installed before redirecting them to the page.
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by:NickMalloy
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is there a way to list all the ActiveX controls installed?
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I dont think there is a way to get a list by using client script (through the web app).
but from the client machine you can use certain software
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/axhelper.html
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