Recently, I has to use an ActiveX object (
ThumbCtl class) and I had some problems with using an ActiveX control on a Windows Form.
You must consider that ActiveX controls can't be put directly on a Windows Form. For that, you have to do these steps:
- Generate wrapper assemblies for your ActiveX object. You can do this using the aximp.exe tool, e.g., aximp.exe c:\windows\system32\WEBVW.dll. Now you have generated two files: AxWEBVWLib.dll and WEBVWLib.dll.
- Add a reference to AxWEBVWLib.dll to your project.
- Now use your control like this:
AxWEBVWLib.AxThumbCtl axctl = new AxWEBVWLib.AxThumbCtl();
axctl.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;