Thursday, July 12, 2007

* Tool : ActiveX Control Test Container

ActiveX Control Test Container is a tool used to test ActiveX controls independently without hosting them in any custom application.

Its a light weight tool and is very useful for previewing your ActiveX controls. Its a must in any ActiveX developer toolbox.

Although this tool has been shipping with earliest versions of Visual Studio, it comes with Visual Studio 2005 also and can be used to test controls developed using VS 2005.

It can be found at following location : <Installation_Drive>\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\Tools\tstcon32.exe

Some of the things which you can do with this tool are :

  • Register, Re-register, UnRegister ActiveX controls on local machine.
  • Debug controls by setting the properties to different values.
  • Test Persistence of ActiveX controls.


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