A server-side software module constructed as an ActiveX component that is stored on a Windows client/server system or a Windows Web site. On a Web site, ActiveX Server Components can be called from Active Server Pages.
In addition, the ability to create and re-use both Power++ and ActiveX Server components allows developers to quickly build applications for the full range of enterprise architectures including client/server, distributed and Internet.
Power++ is a key enabling technology for this architecture because it simplifies the creation and debugging of high-performance ActiveX Server components.
Distributed Application Development _- Power++ provides a wizard- driven, component-based approach that significantly reduces the complexity and time spent creating re-usable ActiveX Server components.
By embedding full Visual Basic applications and functions into Web pages for execution on the server, developers can use VB to do complicated file manipulation and to talk to ActiveX server components, such as existing OLE Automation servers or custom-designed ActiveX controls.