Need help opening an .OCX file ( complete beginner, idk what i'm doing! )


  • Hello!

    I created this OCX file about a year ago for my programming class. It was a final project and we had to make a program/game, well I wrote this little rhyming game and I want to retrieve the text out of the file but I can't seem to open it up in visual studio. I keep getting an error saying

    "The file cannot be displayed in the editor because it is either binary, very large or uses an unsupported text encoding."

    as you can tell, i'm really not a programmer, i know almost nothing about this stuff and i'm not sure what i'm doing wrong. all i want is my little rhyming story/text out of the program so i can do something else with it! LOL please help?! 

    • Edited by Jamie455 Thursday, April 28, 2016 11:10 PM
    Thursday, April 28, 2016 10:56 PM

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  • Hi Jamie455,

    Thanks for your post.

    Could you please how did you create the OXC file and what's the version of your Visual Studio?

    As far as I know, OCX are object files used within ActiveX forms.

    I did a research about your issue. And i found it seems like it needs to resigter the OXC file then you can opent it.


    If I misunderstood your issue, please feel free to let me know.

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    Friday, April 29, 2016 3:03 AM