ActiveX controls can help web developers enhance the functionality of a website with a minimum of fuss. Currently, only Microsoft browsers support ActiveX contols.
Examples of ActiveX controls include audio players, video players, spreadsheets, and stock tickers. Many programmers are building their own ActiveX controls and making them available for download via the internet.
Adding an ActiveX control to a webpage
You can add an ActiveX control to a webpage simply by using the
tag, along with the
attributes, all within the HTML. You can set the parameters within the
You can enter data into the spreadsheet below and use the built in features to make calculations. You can also export this data to a spreadsheet by clicking on the 'Export to Excel' button (third from the right).
If you don't see the spreadsheet above, chances are your browser doesn't support ActiveX controls. At the time of writing, only Microsoft browsers support ActiveX controls.