Epi Info™ User Guide

Command Reference

Analysis Commands: DEFINE DLLOBJECT

This command allows you to create an ActiveX (dynamic link library or executable) object.


DLL File

DEFINE <variable> DLLOBJECT “<ActiveX name>.<class>”

WSC File

DEFINE <variable> DLLOBJECT “<filename>”

  • The <variable> represents the name of the variable to be created.
  • The <ActiveX name> represents the internal name of the ActiveX object that contains the class object for DLL files.
  • The <class> represents a class name defined within the DLL.
  • The <filename> represents the name of the WSC file where the script component resides.

The ActiveX name may not be the same as the actual name of the dll (dynamic link library) or executable. When an ActiveX object is developed, it is given a project name. This name is required to create the object. The ActiveX object (executable or dll) must be registered before it can be used. Windows Scripting Component (WSC) objects can also be used.


DLLOBJECT "EIEpiwk.Epiweek"