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Hi,

Im new to these groups,

Im wondering is it possible to develop a windows application(c#) and
embed it into a browser. So if a user goes to this page, the
application woudl be downloaded.

kinda the way you can embed applications in applets for Java,

Thanks
John

Mar 7 '06 #1
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John,

I don't know about embeding a whole application, but you can create a
control that is used in the same way as web browsers ActiveX controls. You
can also look at the Smart Clients applciation. They are not embedded in the
borwser but can be run from a URL. Basically you can create a windows forms
application hosted in IIS and when somebody navigtates to its url the
framework will download the dlls (cache them in case you hit the url again
later on) and run the application. When the dlls are cached next time you
hit the URL the framework is supposed to check the versions and update the
dlls accordingly. Keep in mind that not all windows forms applications can
work in this scenarios; again read articles about Smart Clients to find out
any limitations this approach has.

I have never created such an application and I've heard that it doesn't work
as well as advertised, though.
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Hi,

Im new to these groups,

Im wondering is it possible to develop a windows application(c#) and
embed it into a browser. So if a user goes to this page, the
application woudl be downloaded.

kinda the way you can embed applications in applets for Java,

Thanks
John

Mar 7 '06 #2

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If you are interested in hosting the Windows Form controls in IE
(specifically IE only), then here is a link
http://samples.gotdotnet.com/quickst...eSourcing.aspx

Please read this too
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=324547

Sincerely,
Bobby
jo********@gmail.com wrote:
Hi,

Im new to these groups,

Im wondering is it possible to develop a windows application(c#) and
embed it into a browser. So if a user goes to this page, the
application woudl be downloaded.

kinda the way you can embed applications in applets for Java,

Thanks
John


Mar 7 '06 #3

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> Im wondering is it possible to develop a windows application(c#) and
embed it into a browser. So if a user goes to this page, the
application woudl be downloaded.


Depending on what you're wanting to do, click once may be a good fit also.
It will download the .NET app on the fly from a web page link, but it will
not be embedded in the page its self:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/smartclien...clickonce.aspx

HTH

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Colin Neller
http://www.colinneller.com/blog
Mar 7 '06 #4

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