(To be removed) List currently installed Microsoft ActiveX controls

actxcontrollist will be removed in a future release.


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.

Compatibility Considerations

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Warns starting in R2019b

Introduced before R2006a