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Equivalent of applets or ActiveX controls in .NET?

Hi,

This may sound a trivial question but I didn't find (yet) the equivalent of
..NET to ActiveX controls (good old COM way :-) ) or Java applets which I am
not familiar with but I understand how they work.

Just to explain more clearly. I am looking for:
• An option to run a rich UI application on the client browser not based on
HTML tags or formatting but pure .NET application that uses GDI+ and anything
else required for an application (with or without security limitations)
• The application will be embedded inside a web page and the user will use
it/see it when using the web browser.

(Web Form controls and\or User controls are not the answer since they only
produce HTML tags)
Did I miss it big time in the documentation?

--
Thanks
Eric
Nov 19 '05 #1
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You still have to use java applets or activex if you want a thick client.
Nov 19 '05 #2
Thanks!

This is more a question to Microsoft:
Is there any future plan to support this scenario?

Eric

"Scott Simons" wrote:
You still have to use java applets or activex if you want a thick client.

Nov 19 '05 #3
> This is more a question to Microsoft:
Is there any future plan to support this scenario?


Wouldn't this have to be supported by the browser?

-Darrel
Nov 19 '05 #4
Yes, but microsoft is powerful enough to extend the HTML specification for
supporting this kind of objects.

it is only an <OBJECT dotnetassembly=..> or something like that :-)

"darrel" wrote:
This is more a question to Microsoft:
Is there any future plan to support this scenario?


Wouldn't this have to be supported by the browser?

-Darrel

Nov 19 '05 #5
Hello Eric,

You may want to check out our new product, LiveControls for ASP.NET.
This is a suite of 20+ server controls which communicate with the
webserver without refreshing the page. They do render HTML however, so
it isn't exactly what you describe, but the end result is the same
(Rich Windows-like UI in a browser). Also, there are no security
limitations.

Check out a live demo at http://www.dart.com/livetutorial/display.aspx
or the product description at
http://www.dart.com/powerweb/livecontrols.asp

Nov 19 '05 #6

My friends have you not heard for SmartClients ?

Requires client to have .net Framwork installed on there side, pretty much
the same as have the java runtime on client.

It is much much easier then ActiveX way of things.
Look into it and try it. Very cool.

Deasun
"Eric Dan" wrote:
Hi,

This may sound a trivial question but I didn't find (yet) the equivalent of
.NET to ActiveX controls (good old COM way :-) ) or Java applets which I am
not familiar with but I understand how they work.

Just to explain more clearly. I am looking for:
• An option to run a rich UI application on the client browser not based on
HTML tags or formatting but pure .NET application that uses GDI+ and anything
else required for an application (with or without security limitations)
• The application will be embedded inside a web page and the user will use
it/see it when using the web browser.

(Web Form controls and\or User controls are not the answer since they only
produce HTML tags)
Did I miss it big time in the documentation?

--
Thanks
Eric

Nov 19 '05 #7
> Yes, but microsoft is powerful enough to extend the HTML specification for
supporting this kind of objects.
You're kidding. I hate to tell you this, but Microsoft doesn't make Internet
standards. Microsoft didn't create the Internet, doesn't own the Internet,
and has no "power" over the Internet. In fact, nobody does.

As a matter of fact, you can host .Net Windows forms on Internet Explorer
only. Therefore, there is no need to "extend the HTML specification." See:

http://aspnet.4guysfromrolla.com/articles/052604-1.aspx

--
HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP
..Net Developer
Neither a follower nor a lender be.

"Eric Dan" <no****@stopspamming.com> wrote in message
news:41**********************************@microsof t.com... Yes, but microsoft is powerful enough to extend the HTML specification for
supporting this kind of objects.

it is only an <OBJECT dotnetassembly=..> or something like that :-)

"darrel" wrote:
> This is more a question to Microsoft:
> Is there any future plan to support this scenario?


Wouldn't this have to be supported by the browser?

-Darrel

Nov 19 '05 #8
> Yes, but microsoft is powerful enough to extend the HTML specification for
supporting this kind of objects.


Huh?

-Darrel
Nov 19 '05 #9
Yeah, that was my reaction too.

--
HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP
..Net Developer
Neither a follower nor a lender be.

"darrel" <no*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:OD**************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
Yes, but microsoft is powerful enough to extend the HTML specification
for
supporting this kind of objects.


Huh?

-Darrel

Nov 19 '05 #10
..Net didn't provide a way to create activeX control. But you can put ActiveX
control in .aspx page as you put it in html page.
Nov 19 '05 #11
Here's an article that talks about his:

Return of the Rich Client
Code Access Security and Distribution Features in .NET Enhance Client-Side
Apps

http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/is...h/default.aspx
"Eric Dan" <no****@stopspamming.com> wrote in message
news:08**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hi,

This may sound a trivial question but I didn't find (yet) the equivalent
of
.NET to ActiveX controls (good old COM way :-) ) or Java applets which I
am
not familiar with but I understand how they work.

Just to explain more clearly. I am looking for:
• An option to run a rich UI application on the client browser not based
on
HTML tags or formatting but pure .NET application that uses GDI+ and
anything
else required for an application (with or without security limitations)
• The application will be embedded inside a web page and the user will use
it/see it when using the web browser.

(Web Form controls and\or User controls are not the answer since they only
produce HTML tags)
Did I miss it big time in the documentation?

--
Thanks
Eric


Nov 19 '05 #12

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