"ActiveX is the consumer
brand name for all Microsoft COM-based technologies....
Tylenol is an easy-to-remember, more consumer-friendly brand name for a drug called
Acetaminophen. In this same way, ActiveX is an easy-to-remember, more
consumer-friendly name for COM. ActiveX certainly sounds much cooler than COM.
The reason so many people are confused by the name
ActiveX is because the definition changed.
Originally ActiveX was a brand name for all COM-based Microsoft technologies that
had utility on the World Wide Web."
---- Alan Gordon (The COM and COM+
In the following lessons, we use Ultimaserial or
DataqSDK ActiveX to demonstrate how to use ActiveX. Since UltimaSerial is discontinued, we
removed the hyper links, but the technique still applies
It supports most DATAQ devices.