An ActiveX is basically a type of frame work that is used for the reusability of the software components. The Active X framework has got huge utilization in our day to day running of the applications. One thing that acts as a constraint considering this software is the restriction of only composing of non programmable language by this software. This was first introduced by the Microsoft Corporation in 1996 under the object linking and embedding technology. The most common podium of using this software is the Microsoft operating system. But after two years of its launch it was seen that the diversity and utility of this software has got quite a long reach than only to Microsoft’s operating system.
The Active X controls are used in numerous applications like the Windows Media Player, Visual Studio etc. The spaces of this program are not very big and are well-being for the creation of the distributed working of a large number of applications over the internet. You can find easily that, just like Sun Java the Active X is made available to user for download before running any application. This flexibility used by the Microsoft was a tough competition to the Java run software, but both sustained in the market. Programmers can even write the Active -X controls in numerous languages like in C++, Visual Basic and even in Borland Delphi. This program has got huge popularity and ease of its use has made it quite famous. Active X is a very popular name in today’s technical world.