Re: Exe file instead of activex

"Alexander Nickolov" <>
Tue, 22 Aug 2006 09:49:13 -0700
You may also consider building an ActiveX Document Server.
This is like an OLE server, but hosts an entire document, not
a single object whtin a larger document. It'd take over the entire
client area of your browser, yet the end user will still have complete
browsing functionality through IE's toolbars and menus. And it's
usually implemented as an executable, though it can be in a DLL
as well. For comparison, ActiveX Controls must be housed in

You can quickly test the viability of the concept using VB6. It
supports a primitive kind of ActiveX Document server.

Alexander Nickolov
Microsoft MVP [VC], MCSD

"George" <> wrote in message

I need to have an activex control with a rich UI and also large
functionality in my web site (to be used only here in one of its pages).
This is very difficult for me to develop, so I thought about an
alternative - a simple activex control which implements a kind of push
button that upon its pressing by the user, would download from my site (by
means of ftp from one of the directories - not from a page) the "real"
application (not an activex control but an executable in this case) with
the functionality that the activex would have, and also run it after the
complete download.

Can someone here refer to this solution?

Thanks in advance


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