ActiveX Controls to Go

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Prentice Hall, 1997 - Computers - 412 pages
The fast, easy way to enhance a Web site with ActiveX controls -- and learn Active X at the same time.
-- Two books in one! A complete ActiveX tutorial, plus a directory of ActiveX controls by category.
-- CD-ROM includes ready-to-use controls for animation, conferencing, database interfacing, financial applications, Web gadgets, games, multimedia, document viewers and VRML -- all organized by category.
-- Covers issues critical to Web developers, especially security, digital signatures, and licensing.
-- Expert guidance on how to embed any type of control into your existing Web site.

This book helps Web developers leverage the exciting benefits of Microsoft's ActiveX technology on their Web sites, whether or not they have any programming experience. It positions ActiveX among the growing number of technologies available for enhancing Web sites, including CGI, cookies, Java, JavaScript, Jscript, VBScript, and plug-ins. It introduces the fundamentals of ActiveX and shows how to determine whether ActiveX controls are the best solution for your audience, and your Web site. It presents fundamental techniques for ensuring maximum security while using ActiveX controls, including coverage of digital signatures and licensing. Introduces the ActiveX Control Pad. It also includes a detailed directory of controls on CD-ROM, including controls for the following applications: animation, conferencing, database interfaces, financial applications, gadgetry, games, multimedia, document viewing, and VRML. This is an extraordinary resource for Web page developers, Webmasters, and for any developer who wants to understand and implement ActiveX controls quickly.

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Contents

Introduction to ActiveX Controls
1
ActiveX Nuts and Bolts
22
Microsoft ActiveX Control Pad
74
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

VIVIAN NEOU is author of several Internet books, including Internet CD, Internet Mailing List Navigator for Windows, HTML CD for Windows, and HTML 3.0 CD for the Macintosh. She has been active on the Internet and its predecessors for over 15 years.

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