Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Good Practices for ActiveX Updates

Category: IE

Over on the IEBlog they are chatting about Good Practices for ActiveX Updates.

They came up with:

  1. Add detection logic to your ActiveX control to check for updates
  2. Build an update executable and launch it out of Protected Mode to install the update
  3. Give end users and IT Admins the choice to make updates

The community has also added others such as “calling WinVerifyTrust before executing your upgrade binary” and how to swap out a new version in the running application without asking for a browser restart.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:30 am
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I got yer good practice for ActiveX updates right here:

1. Tools.
2. Internet Options.
3. Security
4. Custom Level
5. Disable “Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins”

Comment by The Hater — August 15, 2007

What in the world does this have to do with any part of AJAX?

Comment by Keith — August 15, 2007

Non-microsoft employees are writing ActiveX controls? Isn’t the internet more open than that?

Comment by Andy — August 15, 2007

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