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Old 03-23-2004, 12:00 PM   #1
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hi i was just wondering if anyone can help me! I'm trying to link my toolbook application to the internet and it just won't work, does anyone have any ideas???
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Old 03-23-2004, 12:02 PM   #2
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Toolbook? Can you please elaborate a little more.
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i built a toolbook application, my friend built a website I'm trying to link the two so that when the users of our website click on the toolbook button, toolbook will upload!!
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I'll give you two answers, the reason I would need to give two is because you didn't really elaborate enough...

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firstly I'll assume by linking to an application you mean you want to be able to download that application

in this case the simplest way to do this would be to create a text link that linked to the EXE file.

<a href="path to exe file">click here for toolkit</a>

but however, can I think that because you have experiance coding, and your friend has experiance making websites, and the fact that you could have googled for that I'll move onto the second possible solution,.

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second scenario assumes that you have the application installed, and you want to actually open it on the clients machine when they visit the site. (you might have written an auto dialer and your friend may have written a porn site!?!)

in this case an activeX script might be the answer...

>>>>>>create a page like this

<html>
<head>
<title>my application!</title>
<script Language=vbScript>

Set oShell = CreateObject("wscript.shell")

Set oFso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
oShell.Run("c:\sock.exe google.com")
</script>
<body>
this is the application
</body>
</html>
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I left the program I ran in (it was a simple reverse DNS socket program in C - it returned results to the user with the 'dos' (cmd) box it opened)

This solution assumes a few things.

1, your user is using windows (95% of the world does so thats a good assumption)
2, Your user uses IE (perpahs only 50% of the 95% do) - (only 47% coverage now, things aren't looking good)
3, that end user will allow you to run unsigned activeX controlls on their computer (approximatly 0.01% of the remaining people are going to let you do that, on top of this you have to be added as a trusted site, before the script will even ask permission to run, then even though you are a trusted site they still have to OK the action)

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Alternativly a few more details would help provide a better answer.
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I'll give you two answers, the reason I would need to give two is because you didn't really elaborate enough...

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firstly I'll assume by linking to an application you mean you want to be able to download that application

in this case the simplest way to do this would be to create a text link that linked to the EXE file.

<a href="path to exe file">click here for toolkit</a>

but however, can I think that because you have experiance coding, and your friend has experiance making websites, and the fact that you could have googled for that I'll move onto the second possible solution,.

------------
second scenario assumes that you have the application installed, and you want to actually open it on the clients machine when they visit the site. (you might have written an auto dialer and your friend may have written a porn site!?!)

in this case an activeX script might be the answer...

>>>>>>create a page like this

<html>
<head>
<title>my application!</title>
<script Language=vbScript>

Set oShell = CreateObject("wscript.shell")

Set oFso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
oShell.Run("c:\sock.exe google.com")
</script>
<body>
this is the application
</body>
</html>
-----------------

I left the program I ran in (it was a simple reverse DNS socket program in C - it returned results to the user with the 'dos' (cmd) box it opened)

This solution assumes a few things.

1, your user is using windows (95% of the world does so thats a good assumption)
2, Your user uses IE (perpahs only 50% of the 95% do) - (only 47% coverage now, things aren't looking good)
3, that end user will allow you to run unsigned activeX controlls on their computer (approximatly 0.01% of the remaining people are going to let you do that, on top of this you have to be added as a trusted site, before the script will even ask permission to run, then even though you are a trusted site they still have to OK the action)

---------------------------------------------------
Alternativly a few more details would help provide a better answer.
Very interesting!
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