You can test and debug your ActiveX Control project from the design-time environment
in one of two ways:
Test your ActiveX control inside an existing container application, such as Internet Explorer.
Create a Standard EXE test project in the same program group as your ActiveX control
and test your ActiveX control in the test project.
Notice that both methods require another program in order to test your ActiveX
control. You cannot test an ActiveX control project completely on its own because, of course, ActiveX
controls have no function outside of a container provided by another application.
We discuss both these methods in the following sections.