How many times
have you tried to register/unregister an ActiveX control (OCX)
and wished there was a better way to do it than REGSVR32?
enables users and developers to manage ActiveX Controls
installed on their PC the easy way. It is great for users who
surf the Web and want to keep their system clean (ActiveX
Manager helps you clean controls installed by Internet
Explorer). ActiveX Manager provides a simple yet slick user
interface that enables you to view registered controls, remove
misbehaved controls, register new controls and more. ActiveX
Manager provides fast access from Windows Explorer via a
Manager is a "must have" tool?
- Easy to use & quick
Anyone working with ActiveX Controls (OCX/DLL files) knows
that getting them registered and unregistered can be a
hassle. Both developers and system administrators often need
to quickly register one version of an OCX and seconds later
a different version of the same control. Working with
REGSVR32 for these kind of operations is OK but tends to be
time consuming and is not very informative (to say the
least). ActiveX Manager is integrated into Windows Explorer
allowing you to very quickly register/unregister controls.
- Track problems
Many of the bugs applications produce end up being DLL/OCX
version mismatch. A bad install program (that does not check
the OCX version) can hurt a lot well behaved applications.
ActiveX Manager allows you to view the attributes of any
registered ActiveX Control. Information like file version,
file size or date can help you track down what went wrong.
- Cleanup the Registry
Registering an ActiveX Control and then deleting the file
leaves the Windows system in a mess. Visual Basic for
example will display the control in its "Component List".
The user might think this is a legitimate control.
Applications that use this control will crash finding the
entry in the registry but not the file. ActiveX Manager
clearly marks out these misbehaved controls. Even better it
allows you to cleanup the "dead" entries that were left in
The reports feature allows system administrators and
developers to create a database of all the controls
installed on a specific workstation. This is a very useful
feature if you need to make sure that multiple machines all
have the same set of OCX files.
and system administrators that work with ActiveX Controls on a
daily basis need something better than REGSVR32 to register/unregister
controls. They also need a better way to track and fix
problems than browsing the registry with REGEDIT. ActiveX
Manager supplies both these needs. It is a unique tool anyone
dealing with ActiveX should have in his arsenal.