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  1. #1
    Tatham Oddie Guest

    Data Processing - ActiveX maybe???


    I am currently developing an application in VB.NET for use within our organisation
    which invlovles data processing. Im not sure which technology i'll need to
    use but here's where i'm stuck...

    - The application itself handles getting the data.
    - The application cant be changed.
    - The processing component must be able to change.
    - The application has network access.

    I need the program to be able to connecct and download one of these widgets
    then pass it some data. The "widget" (is that the right word) has to then
    be able to run offline and stop and start as requested by the host application.
    It also has to have control of a certain area of the screen.

    This is just like an ActiveX control except it has to be able to be changed
    without modifying the application or even restarting the application.

    Thanks in advance...
    Tatham Oddie

  2. #2
    Rob Teixeira Guest

    Re: Data Processing - ActiveX maybe???



    Sounds to me like you want some kind of plug-in that can be automatically
    downloaded and used by the client application.
    First thing you'd need to do is create a standard interface so your client
    can communicate with your "widgets", even if the implementation of the widget
    changes.
    The next part involves "connecting and downloading" a widget. I've been dying
    to find a good place to plug this article, and this looks like it

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en...et10142001.asp

    Article is called "Death of the Browser?"
    In your case, look at the part about internet deployment.

    Hope that helps,
    -Rob

    PS: if this doesn't prove that VB.NET isn't all about web services and ASP,
    then I don't what does!

    "Tatham Oddie" <tatham@e-oddie.com> wrote:
    >
    >I am currently developing an application in VB.NET for use within our organisation
    >which invlovles data processing. Im not sure which technology i'll need

    to
    >use but here's where i'm stuck...
    >
    >- The application itself handles getting the data.
    >- The application cant be changed.
    >- The processing component must be able to change.
    >- The application has network access.
    >
    >I need the program to be able to connecct and download one of these widgets
    >then pass it some data. The "widget" (is that the right word) has to then
    >be able to run offline and stop and start as requested by the host application.
    >It also has to have control of a certain area of the screen.
    >
    >This is just like an ActiveX control except it has to be able to be changed
    >without modifying the application or even restarting the application.
    >
    >Thanks in advance...
    >Tatham Oddie



  3. #3
    John Butler Guest

    Re: Data Processing - ActiveX maybe???


    "Rob Teixeira" <RobTeixeira@@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:3bd6c2d8@news.devx.com...
    > http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en...et10142001.asp


    Rob

    Thanks for the article link...I hope it turns out to be true....I'm tired of
    spaghetti code.....

    rgds
    John Butler








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