Solved

client/server linktopic

Posted on 1998-11-30
7
273 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-03
I want to pass several arguments of different types to a linkexecute procedure in a client/server application. that means from the client to the server. This is because I want the server to take the arguments and store them in a database which is controlled by the server. How do I do this? Or what is the alternative?
0
Comment
Question by:serameng
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
CesarGon earned 200 total points
ID: 1447471
Use DCOM. You can call Subs and Functions in your server classes as if they were local. Also, you can move the server to different machines without recompilation.

Regards,
César.

PS- Ask me if DCOM is not familiar to you.

0
 

Author Comment

by:serameng
ID: 1447472
I am sorry but I am not familiar with DCOM
0
 

Author Comment

by:serameng
ID: 1447473
I am sorry, but I am not familiar with DCOM
0
How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:CesarGon
ID: 1447474
DCOM is an integral part of the Windows operating system (either NT or 98), and it stands for Distributed Component Object Model. It is a binary standard that specifies how different "objects" in different machines (or just in the same one) can communicate. You can create DCOM server with Visual Basic 5 or higher or Visual C++ 5 or higher, and as well create clients that use those clients. Once you have specified that your client will use a specific server, you call its functions and procedures as if they were normal functions in your program. The underlying DCOM system does the necessary work for the communication to take place. It's fast, secure, and easily configurable. Look for a good book on the topic at www.amazon.com or any other bookseller.

Regards,
César.
0
 

Author Comment

by:serameng
ID: 1447475
O.K but are there any alternatives for somebody using visual basic 4.0?
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:CesarGon
ID: 1447476
I can't remember whether you could make an ActiveX DLL with Visual Basic 4. Do check it (I don't have version 4 anymore) and, if you can, the problem is solved. If you don't, you may consider upgrading to VB 5 or 6. It's worth the money if you can afford it.

Regards,
César.

0
 

Author Comment

by:serameng
ID: 1447477
Thanx!
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

Introduction In a recent article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_7811-A-Better-Concatenate-Function.html) for the Excel community, I showed an improved version of the Excel Concatenate() function.  While writing that article I realized that no o…
I was working on a PowerPoint add-in the other day and a client asked me "can you implement a feature which processes a chart when it's pasted into a slide from another deck?". It got me wondering how to hook into built-in ribbon events in Office.
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Excel using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Excel. Using automation, an Access application can laun…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now