GetOcx Method
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AxHost.GetOcx Method

Retrieves a reference to the underlying ActiveX control.

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

public Object GetOcx()

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An object that represents the ActiveX control.

The following code example overrides the constructor, and the SetAboutBoxDelegate and AttachInterfaces methods of an AxHost derived class that wraps the Microsoft Masked Edit ActiveX Control. This code requires that you have created the generated source code by running the AxImp.exe on the MSMask32.ocx file with the /source switch to generate the wrapper class to be edited. This code is only shown in C# syntax because that is the only language output by the AxImp.exe.

public AxMaskEdBox()
  base("c932ba85-4374-101b-a56c-00aa003668dc") // The ActiveX control's class identifier.
    // Make the AboutBox method the about box delegate.
    this.SetAboutBoxDelegate(new AboutBoxDelegate(AboutBox));

public virtual void AboutBox()
    // If the instance of the ActiveX control is null when the AboutBox method 
    // is called, raise an InvalidActiveXStateException exception.
    if ((this.ocx == null))
        throw new System.Windows.Forms.AxHost.InvalidActiveXStateException(
          "AboutBox", System.Windows.Forms.AxHost.ActiveXInvokeKind.MethodInvoke);
    // Show the about box if the ActiveX control has one.
    if (this.HasAboutBox)

protected override void AttachInterfaces()
        // Attach the IMSMask interface to the ActiveX control.
        this.ocx = ((MSMask.IMSMask)(this.GetOcx()));
    catch (System.Exception ex)

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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