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ActiveX document (VB5) - basic questions

Posted on 2004-04-20
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Hello experts.

I want to make a database client as an ActiveX document. (in VB5 pro) to be run in
Internet Explorer.

Users should be able to fill in some textboxes which content shall be added to a
database. Also they shall be able to browse the content of the database.

I have following questions;

What should I choose, EXE or DLL.? (I am not sure of the advantages of either).

What about the webserver, do I need a CGI-directory, or can the Document be run from any directory.?

Then what about if user need some files, will it all be handled via the .cab-files that
will be created in the Setup Wizard?

Are you aware of any problem I might need to know of?

I might have more questions later.

Thank you !!!

/Jens
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Éric Moreau earned 200 total points
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Don't use ActiveX Document. This technology is full of bug. It began in VB5, was not updated at all in VB6 and disappeared.

You better go with VB.Net creating WebForms.
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