Solved

How can javascript detect whether the ms-word application installed?

Posted on 2002-07-29
8
257 Views
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
I wish I can detect whether whether the ms-word application installed on client's pc through javascript?
0
Comment
Question by:yuan_hang
8 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:dech
ID: 7186951
From what I understand ... this isnt possible. And anyways ... much better to simply point out to the user that ms_word is needed.

Dech
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:dech
ID: 7186956
P.S. if your offering a document ... just make it into different formats and allow the user to choice the best view for them.
0
 

Author Comment

by:yuan_hang
ID: 7187005
I already find a way by myself.
Anyway, thank you, dech!

Hang
0
3 Use Cases for Connected Systems

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, testing some more, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us.

 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:bruno
ID: 7187090
don't leave this q open
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Computer101
ID: 7189227
yaun

Please post the solution.  After that, I will delete or PAQ this question

Computer101
E-E Moderator
0
 

Author Comment

by:yuan_hang
ID: 7189618
my solution is:

<script language="vbscript">
<!--
on error resume next
set oWordApp = CreateObject("Word.Application")
bWordFound = (NOT IsNull(oWordApp))
on error goto 0
if (bWordFound) then
     oWordApp.Quit
     set oWordApp = nothing
else
        msgbox "MS-Word not installed."
end if
//-->
</SCRIPT>
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
Mindphaser earned 50 total points
ID: 7201861
Points refunded and moved to PAQ

** Mindphaser - Community Support Moderator **
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:dech
ID: 7234831
oh ... vbscript

I was being narrow minded and kept thinking javascript ... oops

dech
0

Featured Post

3 Use Cases for Connected Systems

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, testing some more, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
WIX Redirect 1 48
Firebug on Firefox 50 2 136
Edit a page at wix.com 8 51
move expression web site to a new server 13 34
Why do we like using grid based layouts in website design? Let's look at the live examples of websites and compare them to grid based WordPress themes.
I've been asked to discuss some of the UX activities that I'm using with my team. Here I will share some details about how we approach UX projects.
The viewer will learn how to dynamically set the form action using jQuery.
The is a quite short video tutorial. In this video, I'm going to show you how to create self-host WordPress blog with free hosting service.

777 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