Mozilla 1.5 ActiveX Control Released

Sunday November 23rd, 2003

Daniel Wang wrote in to tell us that Adam Lock of the Mozilla ActiveX Project has released version 1.5 of the Mozilla ActiveX Control, which allows developers to embed Gecko into applications in much the same way that they can embed Internet Explorer. The control supports most of the API of the IE control for easy porting. The Mozilla 1.5 ActiveX Control can be downloaded from

#12 This has nothing to do with the plugin

by locka <>

Friday November 28th, 2003 2:37 AM

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This announcement is concerning the ActiveX control and the new standalone installer which allows you to use Gecko in VB, .NET, other apps etc. Anyone who has used the control knows the pain and suffering that trying to get it work can cause, so I have tried to automate installation and registration from a single 4.5mb download.

It has nothing to do with the plugin (a separate project) which allows 3rd party ActiveX controls to run in Moz / Firebird. There is a known problem in XPConnect with reflecting ActiveX methods which is covered by a bug that I don't have the # for offhand. But I know there is some understanding on what the issue is from the XPConnect folks so perhaps a patch will be forthcoming soon.