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AxImporter Class

Imports ActiveX controls and generates a wrapper that can be accessed by a designer.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms.Design
Assembly:  System.Design (in System.Design.dll)

public class AxImporter

To generate an ActiveX wrapper for an ActiveX control, first create or obtain an instance of the AxImporter class. The AxImporter constructor accepts an AxImporter.Options object, which sets options for the importer, such as the filename for the wrapper .dll to generate and the output directory to generate the wrapper to. To generate the ActiveX wrapper, call the appropriate Generate method. To generate from a file, call GenerateFromFile. To generate from a type library, call GenerateFromTypeLibrary. The string that is returned will consist of an assembly qualified name (example: "Namespace.Type,Assembly") for the type an ActiveX wrapper was generated for. The wrapper for the ActiveX control will be generated in the .dll file specified in the outputName property of the AxImporter.Options passed to the AxImporter constructor. The type can be loaded or queried using System.Reflection and treated as an ordinary managed type. You can also call the GetOcx method of the type to retrieve a COM interface to the object, if the object supports this.

System.Object
  System.Windows.Forms.Design.AxImporter

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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