ActiveX Controls :
One of the most exciting feature of Visual Basic is the ActiveX.It is the technology developed by Microsoft that defines a communication standard between applications.The ActiveX control exist as separate files with a .ocx file name extension. These include controls that are available in all editions of Visual Basic and those that are available only in the Professional and Enterprise editions (such as Listview, Toolbar, Animation, and Tabbed Dialog).
Adding Built-in ActiveX Controls to the Toolbox:
1. From the Project Menu, choose Components.you can also right click on toolbox.A popup menu is open select components.
2. A component dialogbox is open .Select the Microsoft windows common controls 6.0(SP6).
3. Then click on apply button .you can see some other components like Listview,
Toolbar, Animation, and Tabbed Dialog show on your toolbox. Click on close button.Use this conrol as you want
To build an ActiveX control from scratch and compile it so that it is usable as a command button or a listbox is in other projects, you write the ActiveX Control and then compile it to an OCX file. The ocx file contains only the user controls that were part of the VB project you built it from and no extra stuff like forms or full programs
List of Built-in ActiveX Contorls:
Visual basic 6.0 offers us many built -in activex Controls of which a few are listed and briefly explained below.
MonthView Control in Visual Basic6.0
A MonthView control display the current month and lets the user scroll through othe month ...read more
ImageCombo Control in Visual Basic 6.0
The ImageCombo control contains a collection of ComboItem objects. A ComboItem object defines the various ...read more
Slider Control in Visual Basic 6.0
A Slider control consists of a scale,defined by the minimum and maximum properties and a ...read more
ImageList and ListView Control in Visual Basic6.0
An ImageList Control contains a collection of images that can be used by other Windows ...read more
ToolBar control in Visual Basic6.0
A ToolBar control consisit of a collection of button objects used to create a toolbar ...read more
ProgressBar control in Visual Basic6.0
A progressbar control allows you to graphically represent the progress of a transaction. It is ...read more