INFO: ActiveX Controls That Are Removed from Internet Explorer 5

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Summary

Some ActiveX controls that shipped with Internet Explorer 3.0x and 4.0x are no longer included with Internet Explorer 5.

Page authors should not assume that these controls are present on a machine running Internet Explorer. The removal of these controls from the Internet Explorer installation demonstrates clearly why page authors should use the CODEBASE attribute on any OBJECT tag.

These controls are the Label control (ielabel.ocx), Popup Menu control (iemenu.ocx), Timer control (ietimer.ocx), and Marquee control (marquee.ocx).

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Almost all of the functionality that these controls provide can be easily achieved using Dynamic HTML. It is recommended that page authors replace instances of these controls in their pages with equivalent Dynamic HTML.

The following is a list of the controls that no longer ship with Internet Explorer, their class ID (CLSID), and the current location of these controls. Use these URLs to specify the appropriate URL in the CODEBASE attribute of the OBJECT tag. (Alpha, x86, and MIPS versions are available for each control.)

This list also includes suggested alternatives for some of the controls that are no longer included with Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer Label Control

clsid={99B42120-6EC7-11CF-A6C7-00AA00A47DD2}
http://activex.microsoft.com/controls/iexplorer/alpha/ielabel.cab
http://activex.microsoft.com/controls/iexplorer/mips/ielabel.cab

Internet Explorer Popup Menu Control

clsid={7823A620-9DD9-11CF-A662-00AA00C066D2}
http://activex.microsoft.com/controls/iexplorer/alpha/iemenu.cab
http://activex.microsoft.com/controls/iexplorer/x86/iemenu.cab
http://activex.microsoft.com/controls/iexplorer/mips/iemenu.cab



Internet Explorer Timer Control

clsid={59CCB4A0-727D-11CF-AC36-00AA00A47DD2}
http://activex.microsoft.com/controls/iexplorer/alpha/ietimer.cab
http://activex.microsoft.com/controls/iexplorer/x86/ietimer.cab
http://activex.microsoft.com/controls/iexplorer/mips/ietimer.cab

Alternative: window.setTimeout() method of the document object model. In addition, window.setTimeout() is a cross platform solution that is not affected if the user has ActiveX controls disabled.

Internet Explorer Marquee Control

clsid={1A4DA620-6217-11CF-BE62-0080C72EDD2D} http://activex.microsoft.com/controls/iexplorer/alpha/marquee.cab
http://activex.microsoft.com/controls/iexplorer/x86/marquee.cab
http://activex.microsoft.com/controls/iexplorer/mips/marquee.cab

Alternative: <MARQUEE> HTML tag. This will decrease the download size of your Web page. Also, your page will not be affected if a user has ActiveX controls disabled.
NOTE: Internet Explorer 5, 5.01, and 5.5 remove these files from the System32 (or System, for Windows 9x) folder when Internet Explorer is upgraded from any 4.x version.

Programs that rely on these controls may require reinstallation of the controls to restore functionality.

References

For more information about developing Web-based solutions for Microsoft Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/ie/

http://support.microsoft.com/iep

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Article ID: 190045 - Last Review: October 8, 2012 - Revision: 4.0
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