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.