Using the JavaBeans Bridge for ActiveX

Your beans can run as ActiveX controls in OLE, COM, or ActiveX containers with almost no additional work on your part. Use the JavaBeans Bridge for ActiveX provided free by Sun Microsystems at http://splash.javasoft.com/beans/software/bridge/ and available on the http://www.mcp.com Web site in the Java Beans Unleashed section. Even if you've never heard of OLE, COM, or ActiveX, chances are that you use software that supports it. For instance, all of the Microsoft Office products support ActiveX controls.

To write ActiveX controls, you can use any number of programming tools. Visual Basic, Visual C++, and Visual J++ version 6 are by far the most commonly used. However, Delphi and PowerBuilder can be used ...

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