The Inspector includes a browser for ActiveX/COM type information. This includes ActiveX/COM information in the registry, and the capability to browse any controls or type libraries you open. This browser is a superset of the capabilities of the Microsoft OLE/COM Object Viewer's type browser.

When you open (by expanding) a registered type library, it is automatically moved to the Favorite part of the tree for easy access in the future.

When a type library is opened, it is automatically converted to a .NET assembly (because the Inspector uses the .NET interoperability for access to ActiveX/COM). This assembly is viewed in the Assemblies/Types panel (not shown, it is selectable as an option).

When any type information is presented and there is documentation available, a show documentation link is provided.

The Inspector shows the members of all types in alphabetical order for easier viewing. Here is a dispatch interface, you can see that the DISPID is shown.

As you can see from the detail panel below, the ActiveX description of the interface is shown if present.

Also shown below each time an ActiveX type is presented in the detail panel, a link to its corresponding CLR (.NET) type is presented.

Event interfaces are shown separately. This example also shows that when any kind of method/function is selected, the detail panel shows the method and its parameters, in addition to the link to the method's containing interface.

The COM ProgIds appear as classes. Note that they are bold. Anything that appears in bold in the types trees can be dragged to the object tree or design surface to create an object.

All of the other components of the registry, Component Categories, Classes, Interfaces, and AppIds are viewable (and draggable to create an object in the case of classes) using the Inspector.