BUG: ActiveX Controls Are Not Clipped at Frames

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When the extent of a windowed ActiveX control exceeds the boundary of a frame on an HTML page, the control fails to clip correctly and paints over nearby frames.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Internet Explorer 5.5. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276369 How to Obtain the Latest Service Pack for Internet Explorer 5.5


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2.


Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Create the following HTML files:Default.htm:
    <HEAD><TITLE>Repro of ActiveX clipping bug</TITLE></HEAD>
      <FRAMESET id="NavTree" cols="160,*" frameborder="0" framespacing="no">
           <FRAME SRC= "left.htm"  id="LeftFrame">
    	    <FRAMESET id="Main" rows="200,20">
    		   <FRAME SRC="main.htm" id="MainFrame">
    	           <FRAME SRC="bottom.htm" id="BottomFrame">
    <HTML><BODY BGCOLOR="yellow">
    <BODY BGCOLOR="blue">
    <OBJECT id=ExampleActiveXControl1 style="LEFT: 0px; TOP: 0px" 
    	codeBase=download/ExampleActiveX.CAB#version=1,0,0,0 	classid=CLSID:F8B07941-6D71-11D4-B702-0001031A64F6 VIEWASTEXT>
    	<PARAM NAME="_ExtentX" VALUE="14923">
    	<PARAM NAME="_ExtentY" VALUE="16669">
    <HTML><BODY BGCOLOR="white">
  2. In Internet Explorer 5.5, open Default.htm. The ActiveX control that is defined in Main.htm, which simply displays a red background, paints over the white area of the bottom frame.


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Article ID: 272313 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
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