Answer: Our experience was with MapObjects LT 1.0 because it was the royalty-free tool. The MapWinGIS ActiveX control, is similar to MapObjects LT 1.0 in that it is an embeddable ActiveX control that provides mapping capabilities to a custom application. The key differences are: MapWindow includes a full programming API
that gives you access to the underlying data structure of shapefiles (e.g. you can Get or Set the values of Shapefile.Shape(i).Point(j).X and …Y). MapWindow allows you to modify the underlying shapefile data while it is loaded in the Map, a Map.Refresh call just updates the display with the new data.