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Hi,

I am using the activexobject in my project it works fine in IE.

I know this is the microsoft control.
I want to run the project in Mozila and Chrome but it showing the error as Activexobject is not defined.

var xmlDoc = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLDOM");

Thanks in advance
Posted 29-Jun-11 2:29am
Edited 17-Jul-11 3:55am
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Solution 1

No browsers support ActiveX except IE. Why? Because nobody in their right mind would allow an activeX component to be loaded from a web site unless the network is tightly controlled, and the activeX component is from a locally controlled source.
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SAKryukov at 30-Jun-11 17:55pm
   
Absolutely. My 5.
--SA
Espen Harlinn at 17-Jul-11 9:52am
   
Using ActiveX based components in IE is quite common for corporate sites - like AspenTech IP.21 Process Browser - http://www.aspentech.com/products/aspen-web21.aspx
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Solution 2

Eventhough totally agree with JSOP's answer there is one thing you can try to also get it to run on FireFox. There is a plugin that enables FireFox to host ActiveX control elements. See here: http://code.google.com/p/ff-activex-host/[^]. You'll have to experiment a bit I guess, but maybe this plugin will help you to get it to work with FireFox. For google chrome you might be interested in this link: http://www.chromeplus.org/[^].

For cross browser compatiblity reasons I strongly discourage the use of ActiveX on a web site though.

Best Regards,

—MRB
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SAKryukov at 30-Jun-11 17:56pm
   
You must be right, my 5, but it does not save the concept of the ActiveX on client side (browser). For compatibility, it's the best to never use them.
--SA
Espen Harlinn at 17-Jul-11 9:44am
   
Very nice to know, solves a common problem - my 5
thatraja at 17-Jul-11 11:03am
   
New to me, 5!
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Solution 3

Actually, the google code project reference by Manfred, support google Chrome as well.

It also provides some security measures such as site locking, CLSID/PROGID locking, and incompatibility with IE-style HTML/JS code for creating ActiveX controls.

Disclaimer: I developed and am maintaining that project.
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Espen Harlinn at 17-Jul-11 9:45am
   
I'm fairly certain I'll find a use for that plugin, my 5
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Solution 4

Your problem can be solved using jQuery:
http://knol.google.com/k/xml-parsing-using-jquery#[^]

Or you can do something similar to:
function parseXML(str) {
    if (str == null) return null;
    if ($.trim(str) == "") return createDocument();
 
    var dom = str;
    if ($.browser.msie) {
        dom = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLDOM");
        dom.async = "false";
        dom.loadXML(str);
    }
    else if (typeof (DOMParser) != "undefined") {
        var parser = new DOMParser();
        try {
 
            dom = parser.parseFromString(str, "text/xml");
        } catch (e) { };
 
    }
First try the MS way, then try what usually works with other browsers ...

Best regards
Espen Harlinn
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thatraja at 17-Jul-11 11:05am
   
Today I found many jQuery answers, 5!
Espen Harlinn at 17-Jul-11 11:34am
   
Thank you, thatraja - when I have to work with something as "painful" as javascript, I can appreciate a library such as jQuery
thatraja at 17-Jul-11 11:35am
   
I put jQuery(to learn quickly) in my ToDos. Within 1 or 2 months I'll be a jQuery coder. Let's see.
Espen Harlinn at 17-Jul-11 11:40am
   
That's probably a good idea as jQuery is included with VS2010 and ASP.NET MVC.

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