ActiveX control

An ActiveX control is an Component Object Model (COM) object that performs a well-defined function, usually involving a graphical user interface. ActiveX controls subscribe to the ActiveX component model originally developed by Microsoft. As such, they behave in a manner that developers can predict, they are reusable, and they are toolable. Pre-programmed controls (such as calendars, clocks, and gauges) are sold by third-party vendors along with the licensing rights to use them in your Windows application. By supporting ActiveX controls, ACUCOBOL-GT allows you to take advantage of existing software functionality, as well as create applications that conform to the Windows standard.