ActiveX is the successor to OLE 1 and OLE 2 - in clear cut, unambiguous terms, this means that ActiveX is a technology that allows components, clients or controls to run individually integrated in another application.
The control could be a Shockwave Flash control - the applications are usually web browsers like Microsoft Internet Explorer. Alternatively they can be any program which has the ability to communicate with an ActiveX control. In our case, this program happens to be Microsoft PowerPoint.
If you want to learn more about ActiveX, you can visit the following link:
Web Developer's Virtual Library has an excellent introduction to ActiveX. They also maintain an ActiveX links page.
This glossary article is an excerpt from Indezine's PowerPoint and Flash page. Indezine.com is the parent company that owns the FlashPPT site.
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