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ActiveXplorer v4 - The library file viewer and manager
There are hundreds of libraries on your computer. What are they doing there? Are they installed correctly? What's in them? ActiveXplorer is a library file manager and analyzer for COM libraries - ActiveX controls, TLBs, DLL and EXE servers - and .NET assemblies.
Your component is ready, but the help file is rather undone? Found a new component but no docs? Relax! ActiveXplorer will create the missing documentation - CHM, HTML, or RTF - in a minute.
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The free demo shows 50 components and displays one class per component.
Compatibility and version notes
.NET compatibility. ActiveXplorer covers features of the .NET framework v1.x. Features introduced in .NET v2.0, 3.0 or later are not covered. The .NET framework is not required for ActiveXplorer to run.
Upgrade policy. Minor version updates (bug fixes) are free within v4.x. New features are not planned to be added in v4.x.
Windows Vista compatibility
ActiveXplorer v4 is not readily compatible with Windows Vista. One can run it on Vista by the following instructions:
1. Install Visual Basic 5.0 run-time files (msvbvm50.dll)
2. Set to run as Administrator. Right-click the ActiveXplorer shortcut, select Properties and set the Privilege Level as shown in the image on the right. ActiveXplorer is system utility and it requires administrator privileges to run.
Tasks to solve with ActiveXplorer: unregister missing dll, generate ActiveX documentation via TypeLib info, view ocx files, analyze and clean system registry, generate document from .tlb, generate HTML from ActiveX. Built-in features: tlb viewer, dll viewer, dll manager, register dll by right click.©Aivosto Oy -