How to config IE to make “” work

I have some code that used to work. But I today when I try it again. I kept got "[object error]".

I thought it's the problem of IE safety configure. But I can find how to config IE to make it work.

function Run() {
  try   {
    var objShell = new ActiveXObject("");
  } catch(e) {



You must enable ActiveX:

  • Click on Tools
  • Select Internet Options...
  • Select Security tab.
  • Select Internet in Web content zone.
  • Then, click on Custom Level...
  • Go through all the ActiveX setting there, select Prompt or Enable

it is Case Sensitive !!

<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
function OpenFile(){
alert ('Work');
var x = new ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");'calc.exe');


<input  type="button" value="GG"  href="#" onclick="javascript:OpenFile();">

It may be necessary to make a change to the IE settings:

For example, for the Local intranet zone, you typically need to change a custom setting to "Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe for scripting."

I couldn't get the sample above to run without making the change.


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