Running an application within another application's form
Posted on 2003-11-28
Hello, please help
Im not sure if this is possible, but here goes:
Ive got an application that receives an image from a scanner, saves the image file, and emails it as an attachment. What I want to be able to do is open the image for preview/edit before letting the user either "accept" the image for saving/emailing, or "cancel" to delete the image and start over / re-scan the same document.
What I want to do is open a new form within the application, that has embedded within it a standard imaging application, either kodak imaging for windows, or MS Office Photoeditor, so that I can offer the user the rich controls of these applications (zoom, resize, rotate, scroll, etc.). A picturebox is too crude, and simply calling shellexecute to open the image using the default application doesnt give me any control over the options I can give the user once the image is open (the "cancel" or "accept image" options that I want to include).
How can do this, or something similiar? Ideally, Id like to just open MS Office Photoeditor or Imaging within an MDI form, or something along these lines.