the Microsoft brand name for the technologies that enable interoperability using the Component Object Model (COM). ActiveX technology includes, but is not limited to, OLE.
- ActiveX control
User interface element created using ActiveX technology.
- ActiveX designer
In-process ActiveX object that extends the functionality of the Visual Basic IDE. Visual Basic 6.0 ships with numerous ActiveX designers. The Snap-in Designer for Visual Basic is an ActiveX designer.
- application modal
User interface element (for example, dialog box, message box, property sheet) for which the user must respond before continuing work in the current application.
- author mode
Access mode to a custom console that grants the user of the console full access to all MMC functionality, including the ability to add or remove snap-ins, create new windows, create taskpad views and tasks, add items to the Favorites list, and view all portions of the console tree.
- auto-create node
Node in a Visual Basic snap-in that is defined at design time and that is automatically created by the designer runtime when the parent of the node is expanded.
- automation object model
For MMC 2.0. Feature that allows scripts to interact with MMC. Also used by view extensions.