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How to run or start an external application with Javascript????

Hello,

It is possible to start or run an external application, like "calculator of
windows: calc" by using javasript,

Thanks you very much

sayoyo
Jul 20 '05 #1
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In article <JX*****************@news20.bellglobal.com>,
sa********@nurun.com enlightened us with...
Hello,

It is possible to start or run an external application, like "calculator of
windows: calc" by using javasript,

Thanks you very much


Using an HTA or activeX, yes.
Now, how would you know what programs the user has and where they are?
You need to know both to run an application with an HTA. With activeX,
you have more a few more options because Windows has some already
defined things like Word, Excel, etc.
Both solutions require Windows and lenient security settings. Not
everyone uses Windows.

Heck, if you know a user has an application and where the executable is,
you can just use a normal link. But this is rarely the case for internet
applications.

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Jul 20 '05 #2
Hi,

Frist, Thanks you for the answer:)!!!!

Actually, it is only a script which will only run on my machine, it is not
send into the internet(no Internet server), just want to automatically run
some application I has to do every time. I know where and what to Run, and
do you know how I can do it.

And what is a normal link and HTA? and ActiveX???? sorry I'm really a
beginner!!!!

Thanks you very much

Sayoyo
"kaeli" <ti******@NOSPAM.comcast.net> a écrit dans le message de
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In article <JX*****************@news20.bellglobal.com>,
sa********@nurun.com enlightened us with...
Hello,

It is possible to start or run an external application, like "calculator of windows: calc" by using javasript,

Thanks you very much


Using an HTA or activeX, yes.
Now, how would you know what programs the user has and where they are?
You need to know both to run an application with an HTA. With activeX,
you have more a few more options because Windows has some already
defined things like Word, Excel, etc.
Both solutions require Windows and lenient security settings. Not
everyone uses Windows.

Heck, if you know a user has an application and where the executable is,
you can just use a normal link. But this is rarely the case for internet
applications.

--
--
~kaeli~
If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked?
http://www.ipwebdesign.net/wildAtHeart
http://www.ipwebdesign.net/kaelisSpace

Jul 20 '05 #3
In article <Q_******************@news20.bellglobal.com>,
sa********@nurun.com enlightened us with...
Hi,

Frist, Thanks you for the answer:)!!!!

Actually, it is only a script which will only run on my machine,
Windows?
If you have Windows and IE, your best bet (IMO) is a little HTA.
it is not
send into the internet(no Internet server), just want to automatically run
some application I has to do every time. I know where and what to Run, and
do you know how I can do it.

Yes.
And what is a normal link
<a href="someFile">
and HTA?
HyperText Application
and ActiveX????
COM object, I think.
sorry I'm really a
beginner!!!!


Google is your friend.
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--
~kaeli~
What's another word for thesaurus?
http://www.ipwebdesign.net/wildAtHeart
http://www.ipwebdesign.net/kaelisSpace

Jul 20 '05 #4

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