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(To be removed) List currently installed Microsoft ActiveX controls

actxcontrollist will be removed in a future release. For more information, see Compatibility Considerations.


info = actxcontrollist returns a list of controls

Output Arguments

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Information specified as a 1-by-3 cell array of character vectors containing the name, programmatic identifier (ProgID), and file name for the control. Each control has one row, which MATLAB® sorts by file name.


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

Version History

Introduced before R2006a

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R2019b: actxcontrollist will be removed

actxcontrollist will be removed.

For app development using App Designer, update your code to use alternate functionality. For a list of functionality that you can use instead, see Recommendations for MATLAB Apps Using Java & ActiveX.