ActiveX, and .NET (dotNet)

Chapter 9

The possibilities in MAXScript were greatlyexpanded with the introduction of ActiveXcontrols in 3ds Max 4, and now, In 3ds Max 9,they are further expanded with the introductionof .NET controls and .NET in general.


After completing this chapter, you should be able to

  • Query and use ActiveX controls in user interfaces.
  • Query and use .NET controls in user interfaces.
  • To give an introduction to the .NET development platform in general.


MAXScript supports ActiveX controls, and .NET controls (pronounced “dot net”). These are external third- party code modules that implement various user interface controls which can be added to a rollout or dialog, or a Windows form in the case of .NET ...

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