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TN IT367 Using OCXGotFileSpy to find ActiveX Controls in a Wonderware InTouch Application




This article from InSource shows how to use the utility called OCXFileSpy to list all ActiveX controls used in an InTouch application.

  • Author: Chris Selph
  • Published: 1/1/2020
  • Applies to: InTouch


It is often useful to assess unknown usage of ActiveX controls in an InTouch application. The utility called OCXFileSpy will interrogate an InTouch application and list all controls used therein.

Important: Use this utility at your own risk, make backups of your applications before beginning. There is no installation required to use this module mitigating any problems with an install routine. 

The utility can be found attached to this article.

Simply download and extract the ZIP file.

Run the utility


Browse to the InTouch application folder and the results will be shown to you as control names or as GUIDs.



You can also save the results to a text file which shows you even more info on the controls found.


Note that the utility does not show what windows the controls are used on. You may be able to find this by printing the entire InTouch application to a PDF and searching for the control name but there is no guarantee because the previous developer may have named the control something completely different.

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