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What is ActiveX?

by Iwan Price-Evans on Glossary • August 16, 2019

ActiveX components provide browsers with extended functionality including the rendering of rich multimedia content and improved user interactivity with web pages. ActiveX controls are usually embedded in web pages which when rendered, in a browser for instance, access ActiveX components installed on the user platform to provide extended web page functionality and enhanced user interactivity.

ActiveX components can be developed with different programming languages and can be enabled on supported browsers and x86-based computer platforms.