The VB Image Map ActiveX Control provides your applications the ability to display interactive images. "Hotspots", or specially designated areas on your image, can be defined that will react to users' mouse events. It does NOT require Internet Explorer or any other web browser to be installed on your clients' computers. Activate Your ImagesThe VB Image Map Control is easily integrated into your existing applications - just drop the control on a form, assign a background picture, and assign the HotSpot coordinates. The VB Image Map Control uses standard HTML syntax, so any image Map Editor can be used to visually create hotspot coordinates. Complete HTML pages can be used as coordinates files, including any and all HTML tags - the VB Image Map OCX will automatically locate the map coordinates within the page. There is nothing else like it available!
It is ideal for Visual Basic applications, but should be able to be used by any programming language that supports ActiveX controls, as long as the Visual Basic 6.0 runtime files are included with the package. Note that it has not been tested with other languages, and use with other programming languages is not supported.
Key Benefits Easily make your images interactive. Use it as part of your application, or build your entire user interface with mapped-out graphics.
HTML client-side image map syntax takes the burden out of defining hotspots in your image. Use your favorite image map editor to draw the areas on your image.
Simple properties, methods, and events make it easy to use in your projects. All of the hard work has been done for you.
If you can download web pages from the Internet (by using the Microsoft Internet controls or any other method), you can use those pages as your coordinates for your hotspots, without parsing or otherwise touching the HTML.
It does NOT require Internet Explorer or any other web browser to be installed on your clients' computers.