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A simple ActiveQt control (executable)

The ActiveX control in this example is a layouted QWidget with a QSlider, a QLCDNumber and a QLineEdit. It provides a signal/slot/property interface to change the values of the slider and the line edit, and to get notified of any property changes.

It demonstrates the use of QAxBindable::requestPropertyChange() and QAxBindable::propertyChanged(), and the use of the default QAxFactory through the QAXFACTORY_DEFAULT macro.

The Qt implementation of the ActiveX for this example is

    class QSimpleAX : public QWidget, public QAxBindable
        Q_PROPERTY( QString text READ text WRITE setText )
        Q_PROPERTY( int value READ value WRITE setValue )
        QSimpleAX( QWidget *parent = 0, const char *name = 0 )
        : QWidget( parent, name )
            QVBoxLayout *vbox = new QVBoxLayout( this );

            slider = new QSlider( 0, 100, 1, 0, QSlider::Horizontal, this );
            LCD = new QLCDNumber( 3, this );
            edit = new QLineEdit( this );

            connect( slider, SIGNAL( valueChanged( int ) ), this, SLOT( setValue(int) ) );
            connect( edit, SIGNAL(textChanged(const QString&)), this, SLOT(setText(const QString&)) );

            vbox->addWidget( slider );
            vbox->addWidget( LCD );
            vbox->addWidget( edit );

        QString text() const
            return edit->text();
        int value() const
            return slider->value();

        void someSignal();
        void valueChanged(int);
        void textChanged(const QString&);

    public slots:
        void setText( const QString &string )
            if ( !requestPropertyChange( "text" ) )

            edit->blockSignals( TRUE );
            edit->setText( string );
            edit->blockSignals( FALSE );
            emit someSignal();
            emit textChanged( string );

            propertyChanged( "text" );
        void about()
            QMessageBox::information( this, "About QSimpleAX", "This is a Qt widget, and this slot has been\n"
                                                              "called through ActiveX/OLE automation!" );
        void setValue( int i )
            if ( !requestPropertyChange( "value" ) )
            slider->blockSignals( TRUE );
            slider->setValue( i );
            slider->blockSignals( FALSE );
            LCD->display( i );
            emit valueChanged( i );

            propertyChanged( "value" );

        QSlider *slider;
        QLCDNumber *LCD;
        QLineEdit *edit;

The control is exported using the default QAxFactory


To build the example you must first build the QAxServer library. Then run qmake and your make tool in examples/simple.

The demonstration requires your WebBrowser to support ActiveX controls, and scripting to be enabled.

The simple ActiveX control is embedded using the <object> tag.

    <object ID="QSimpleAX" CLASSID="CLSID:DF16845C-92CD-4AAB-A982-EB9840E74669"
        <PARAM NAME="text" VALUE="A simple control">
        <PARAM NAME="value" VALUE="1">
    [Object not available! Did you forget to build and register the server?]

A simple HTML button is connected to the ActiveQt's about() slot.

        <INPUT TYPE="BUTTON" VALUE="About..." onClick="QSimpleAX.about()">

A second ActiveX control - the standard Calendar Control - is instantiated

    <object ID="Calendar" CLASSID="CLSID:8E27C92B-1264-101C-8A2F-040224009C02">
    [Standard Calendar control not available!]
        <PARAM NAME="day" VALUE="1">

Events from the ActiveX controls are handled using both Visual Basic Script and JavaScript.

    Sub Calendar_Click()
        MsgBox( "Calendar Clicked!" )
    End Sub

    Sub QSimpleAX_TextChanged( str )
        document.title = str
    End Sub
    <SCRIPT LANGUAGE=JavaScript>
    function QSimpleAX::ValueChanged( Newvalue )
        Calendar.Day = Newvalue;

See also The QAxServer Examples.

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Qt 3.3.8