I'm trying to test a couple ActiveX components that I've developed in some spare time. I've tried the Visual Studio ActiveX Control Test Container, but found it very cumbersome.
Not sure I understand what you're trying to do, but you can set an ActiveX control's properties from a container (ie. the EXE that is calling it) through the usual Property Get/Let (or is it Set?) routines.
I did set the binary compatability. If that is checked, should I not have a problem making a control while it's being used inside another project?
Try testing the component in a scripting language like VBScript or late binding it in visual basic. That way, the component is only referenced when your test script is running...
The source for the MS ActiveX test container is available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/vcsample/html/vcsmpTSTCONActiveXControlTestContainer.asp You don't say what's wrong with it, but you may be able to modify it to fit your needs.
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