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Create Microsoft ActiveX control from UI


c = actxcontrolselect
[c, info] = actxcontrolselect


c = actxcontrolselect displays a dialog box listing all ActiveX® controls installed on the system and creates the one you select from the list.

[c, info] = actxcontrolselect returns information about the control.

Output Arguments

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COM object, returned as a function handle. Use the handle to identify this control when calling MATLAB® COM functions.

Information specified as a 1-by-3 cell array of character vectors containing the name, programmatic identifier (ProgID), and file name for the control.


  • COM functions are available on Microsoft® Windows® systems only.

Introduced before R2006a