A Real-Time VB6 ActiveX News Control

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A while back, I wrote an article about MoreOver.com and their XML news sources (which are free for developers using them for non-profit purposes. For all other uses, you have to pay). Today, I want to take that idea one step further and create an ActiveX component that will use the MoreOver.com news feeds in a similar way. The component will use the XMLHTTP library and the MSXML parser to retrieve and process the news. This article will also act as a good introduction to ActiveX controls if you have never created one before.

To fully benefit from this article, you should have Visual Basic 6 installed on your machine, as well as the MSXML 4 library, which is available from this site.

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