Is active widgets based on ActiveX controls?

These controls look great. But before we start using it, i just want to make sure these controls are not based on the ActiveX. We have a strict mandate for not using these. Any clarification will be greatly apprecitate
January 21,
Yes and no. The grid itself is pure DHTML/Javascript. However, if you use the XML retriever, the IE implementation relies on an internal ActiveX object to make remote XML calls. This does cause some heartburn for companies but really should not since the ActiveX object is built by MS.
January 21,

Does this mean that only if I use "XML-based table" data model for my grid then only my implementation is dependent in IE proprietary activeX (MSXML DOM i think or anything also).
For all its other features it is pure (D)HTML/javascript??
Ya it does cause some heartburn in my organisation if I use MS specific XML dom implementation, it does make your solution not only browser specific but also OS specific.
Alex, can you please again elaborate for forum's benefit that what steps the grid library has taken to make it browser/OS dependent.Also what features/apis should one avoid using in the grid if browser/os independence is a requirement in the solution.

Many thanks this wonderful grid library.

Girish Khemani, Fidelity India
June 23,
You don't have to get data via xmlrequester you can just dump a javascript array into you html page to populate data. see the examples some do this

And I belive eithen thought the IE xml requester is activex it never gets blocked anyway. And firefox supports this interface cross platform so there is nothing to worry about using it.

June 23,
AW uses XMLHttpRequest ActiveX control in IE5.5 and IE6 and native XMLHttpRequest object in Firefox/Mozilla.

In IE7 beta2 it tries to create an ActiveX first and then creates native XMLHttpRequest object if ActiveX fails.

ActiveWidgets XML and CSV datasources will not work with ActiveX disabled in IE5.5 and IE6 but should still work in IE7 because IE7 has native XMLHttpRequest object.

Using javascript array datasource will work always (even with ActiveX disabled).

Firefox/Mozilla don't use ActiveX and work fine on Mac OSX, Linux and Windows.
Alex (ActiveWidgets)
June 26,
XMLHttpRequest ActiveX control for AJAX is OK.

But does it also use ActiveX for MSXML DOM.

Girish Khemani, Fidelity India
June 28,
Alex (ActiveWidgets)
June 28,
Hi Alex

Does the xml data Island Examples shipped with grid library uses ActiveXControl other than XMLHttpRequest ?.On our machines ActiveXControls are disabled and all the examples which xml data-island based do not open.

Please answer our query .

Vikramaditya Garg, Fidelity India

Vikramaditya Garg
October 9,
The standard AW examples with XML Data Islands should work fine with 'high' security settings in IE (ActiveX controls are disabled).
Alex (ActiveWidgets)
October 9,

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