dotnet activex equivalent?

dotnet activex equivalent?

Post by Tim » Wed, 05 Jul 2006 22:20:14


hi,

I would like to create an application that runs in a web browser. It
must have access to the client machine. I guess a bit like the
microsoft update tool at windowsupdate.com

Having never created anything like this, can anyone point me in the
right direction? I am using VB.NET2005

Thanks

Tim
 
 
 

dotnet activex equivalent?

Post by TS4gUG9zc2 » Wed, 05 Jul 2006 23:29:02

As far as i know there is not a good equivalant in .Net

regards

Michel Posseth [MCP]

 
 
 

dotnet activex equivalent?

Post by Tim » Wed, 05 Jul 2006 23:37:28

yikes!

how can I get client machine access from within a web browser? there
must be a way?
 
 
 

dotnet activex equivalent?

Post by Patric » Wed, 05 Jul 2006 23:53:10

You can create a .NET control hosted in the browser. Of course you'll need
the .NET framework client side plus the user will have to grant rights to
your code (not sure if 2.0 will automatically ask the user, AFAIK in 1.1 you
have to supply a MSI file to install this policy ?)...

Else you are left with using a regular ActiveX control or a Java applet.

--
Patrice


XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
 
 
 

dotnet activex equivalent?

Post by Tim » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 00:48:19

ok, a .net control hosted in a browser.
does it have a technical name that I can search for?
any tips/links to get me going?

in the mean time I've played with creating the custom control but I'm
not sure how to get it onto the web page...

thanks
 
 
 

dotnet activex equivalent?

Post by Cor Ligthe » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 00:55:24

Tim

If you despite what the others have written will try it.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

I hope this helps,

Cor

"Tim" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > schreef in bericht

ok, a .net control hosted in a browser.
does it have a technical name that I can search for?
any tips/links to get me going?

in the mean time I've played with creating the custom control but I'm
not sure how to get it onto the web page...

thanks
 
 
 

dotnet activex equivalent?

Post by Michel Pos » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 01:14:47

Cor ,,

The problem is the partially trust thingy

with a Activex you can do anything as you can normally do with a local
installed application ( access all local resources )

with .Net this is not possible ,, ever even tried to run a .Net app from
your local intranet zone ?? well hysteria times ten when it is the internet
:-)


regards

Michel Posseth [MCP]




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dotnet activex equivalent?

Post by Cor Ligthe » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 01:54:01

ichel,

Why you thougth I wrote this.


That I disagree with Pat and you? No way I was glad that I had not to write
that long story I add always too this when I give that link.

:-)

Cor

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news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...


 
 
 

dotnet activex equivalent?

Post by Herfried K » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 04:36:48

"Tim" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > schrieb:

In addition to writing a browser control you may want to check out ClickOnce
deployment.

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL: http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;
V B <URL: http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;
 
 
 

dotnet activex equivalent?

Post by Tim » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 17:21:52

et me tell you exactly what I want to achieve, it might bring out some
other ideas....

I want to write tools for network techies. I don't really want them to
have to install anthing on client machines. I thought that a activex
control in a browser might be a good way to access software with
minimum fuss.

What would be fantastic would be if a program could be run with no
install required what so ever, so you can point to an exe via a url or
on a local cd and just run it. I don't even have to stick to dotnet2 I
could always change to something more appropriate, it's just that I
already written a load of code.

(I know XP comes with dotnet1 and an exe should just run, but I've only
got dotnet2 (vb2005) so my exe will need a huge install of the new
dotnet2 framework!)

TIA for any further advice...

Tim


Cor Ligthert [MVP] wrote:

 
 
 

dotnet activex equivalent?

Post by TS4gUG9zc2 » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 19:24:02

ell on a cd you do not have anny problems

you can verry easy write a program that starts as soon as the cd-rom is put
in the drive
( just create a autorun.inf file )

from that moment you can install and do anything you want on the system and
have full resource access.

The problem is Intranet and Internet , as we have now all sorts of
restriction policy`s in .Net a program deployed through a network or
webbrowser has not full access these programs must be explicitly granted
rights by the system administrator

Another thingy you might investigate is if your company has a SMS server (
Systems management server )

http://www.microsoft.com/smserver/default.mspx


with this , you can push installation packages to the clients ( MSI files,
wich you can create with Visual studio )


HTH

Michel Posseth [MCP]


"Tim" wrote:

 
 
 

dotnet activex equivalent?

Post by U3VyZ » Mon, 28 Aug 2006 02:06:01

I am looking for the same information. My application must initiate a client
executable...must be run on the client machine. I'm thinking ActiveX but
looking for a dotnet solution. Do not see response here. Have you found
anything since this post?