Open OCX file

The most common choise: ActiveX Control

How to open ActiveX Control .ocx files

ocx file icon Have you had trouble opening the ocx file on your computer? What are ocx files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is ocx file?

Files with ocx extension are associated with the Microsoft ActiveX Control items. An ocx is an OLE custom control (program) that is used by various Windows applications to provide such function as handling scroll bar movement and window resizing.

ActiveX Control description

File extension ocx is used for Active Control items.

The ocx is an Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) custom control, a special-purpose program that can be created for use by applications running on Microsoft's Windows systems. OCX provides such functions as handling scroll bar movement and window resizing. If you have a Windows system, you'll find a number of files in your Windows directory with the ocx file name suffix.

The ocx (ActiveX control) is actually implemented as a dynamic link library DLL module. (You can think of a DLL program as a "subprogram" that can be used by any number of application programs, each of which is a "container" for the DLL or OCX/ActiveX control "object.") Visual Basic and C++ are commonly used to write OCX or ActiveX controls.

Suggested software to open ocx file

Microsoft Visual Studio

IDE for creating programs, or websites and web applications

Microsoft Windows

A series of operating systems developed by Microsoft

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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