Javascript Reference
Categories: ActiveXObject

javascript ActiveXObject Description

@March 15, 2008, 1:22 a.m.
ActiveXObjectFirefox/Netscape/NN n/a IE 4(Win) ECMA n/a  


Internet Explorer for Windows provides a direct portal between a web page and an ActiveX control (an automation object in Windows jargon) already registered with the Windows system. By creating an instance of the ActiveXObject, you supply your scripts with a reference to that control; use that reference to access the control's properties or invoke its methods. Uncovering the methods and properties of an automation object may require a bit of exploration through the Microsoft Developer Network web site ( A Microsoft utility, called OLE/COM Object Viewer, can also open doors for the persistent. A good place to start your exploration is See also the GetObject( ) global function for a way to obtain a reference to an automation object via its local pathname.

Creating an ActiveXObject
var myObj = new ActiveXObject(appName.className[, remoteServerName])




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