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Hex Editor (OCX Control)

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OCX control enabling data editing in HEX format.

Please note: before using Hex Editor, you have to execute register.bat supplied in the same package with Hex Editor control.

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If your application requires editing data in hex format, then you just need to have this kind of a control. Softerra Hex Editor is implemented as a 32-bit ActiveX (OCX) control, which will seamlessly integrate a hex editor in your applications. This control will save you hours spent on tweaking your user interfaces.

Here are the major Softerra Hex Editor features:

  • Ability to work in two modes: insert mode and overwrite mode
  • Working with clipboard
  • Changing the number of data-containing columns
  • Data-containing column number auto-detection based on control window size
  • Ability not to display address
  • Display address as WORD or DWORD
  • Display data as BYTE, WORD or DWORD
  • Ability not to display ASCII
  • Changing text and background colors
  • Changing font height
  • Ability to get information about whether or not the data has been modified.

More detailed information, you can read here.


  • 19 Dec 2005: changes in 1.1:
    • Some bug fixes.
    • The ASCII representation of the binary data depends on the current keyboard layout.


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Eugene Pavlov
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QuestionCannot download the source code? Pin
Icekettle3-Aug-15 20:17
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Questionmask hex control Pin
john_87-Jun-12 23:14
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QuestionWhich license Pin
FoxTrotter23-Nov-11 3:08
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AnswerRe: Which license Pin
Eugene Pavlov23-Nov-11 3:55
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Jokeexcellent article! Pin
LoseSpeed27-Dec-10 18:13
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GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
nashioyn10-Nov-10 17:02
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QuestionOpening a .dat file Pin
ali_11029-Jan-09 23:13
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Questionhow to use it on Internet Explorrer Web Browser??? Pin
some1One11-May-08 4:25
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QuestionAny quick way to permentatly enable overwrite? Pin
raz1234-Feb-06 4:25
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AnswerRe: Any quick way to permentatly enable overwrite? Pin
Batman9001-Sep-06 12:40
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Generalresize bug Pin
blueingreen117-Jan-06 14:39
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GeneralControl Update Pin
Eugene Pavlov19-Dec-05 7:06
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GeneralVB Fix Pin
DeanEarley12-Dec-05 10:56
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GeneralAny VB fix? Pin
raz12328-Dec-05 0:53
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GeneralRe: Any VB fix? Pin
Eugene Pavlov3-Jan-06 1:17
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GeneralRe: Any VB fix? Pin
1000dinge3-Jan-06 23:46
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Generaltwo bugs.. Pin
JojoII1234-Dec-05 23:03
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GeneralRe: two bugs.. Pin
Eugene Pavlov19-Dec-05 6:47
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Questioncan you help me? It can not work under BCB6 Pin
netying2-Nov-04 8:36
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AnswerRe: can you help me? It can not work under BCB6 Pin
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GeneralSuperstar Pin
De Nardis Andrea19-Apr-04 21:58
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QuestionHow Can I use it in a View? Pin
NewHackcom23-Feb-04 22:59
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AnswerRe: How Can I use it in a View? Pin
Eugene Pavlov13-Apr-04 2:17
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GeneralDocumentation Link Pin
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GeneralRe: Documentation Link Pin
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