Chapter 24, Using ActiveX Controls in a Visio Solution

Chapter 24, Using ActiveX Controls in a Visio Solution

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You can add ActiveX® controls directly to Microsoft® Visio® drawings to make your Visio solution interactive. For example, you can add dialog box controls that are standard with the Microsoft® Windows® operating system, such as single-click buttons, check boxes, or list boxes. Or, you might add custom controls that you develop or purchase to incorporate more complex functionality, such as animation.

Note ActiveX controls are supported in Visio 5.0 and later versions.

In this chapter...

Adding ActiveX Controls to a Visio Solution

Handling a Control's Events

Working with Controls at Run Time

Distributing ActiveX Controls in a Visio Solution

ActiveX Controls that Interact with Shapes: an Example