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ATL Internals: Working with ATL 8, Second Edition by Chris Sells, Brent Rector, Kirk Fertitta, Christopher Tavares

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Chapter 11. ActiveX Controls

A Review of ActiveX Controls

A complete review of the COM interfaces and interactions between an ActiveX control and a control container is outside the scope of this book. If you are unfamiliar with the various interfaces and interactions described in this chapter, various other texts specifically address these topics. Inside OLE (Microsoft Press, 1995), by Kraig Brockschmidt, is the original COM text; it devotes hundreds of pages to in-place activation and visual interface components.

An ActiveX control is a superset of an in-place activated object, so you also need to read the OLE Controls Specification from Microsoft, which describes the requirements to be a control. In addition, the OLE Controls 1996 Specification ...

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