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Activex exe or Activex dll?

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Hi

My application requirement....

1. It should be able to run as a back ground application...(as a service app) without any GUI.
2. If user type in command parameters from a dos prompt.. it should take commands.
   In the command window if user wants to disply a form it should display a form.
3. As back ground application if it is processing some thing, it should be able to take commands from the user from dos prompt.

My application is very simple. It reads data from a table and writes it to the csv files.
It normally runs as a background application but when user wants different dates he will give commands from dos prompt. The application should be able to display a window.
In that user chooses dates changes certain priorities etc...

My question is for this type of project which one I need to go...Acticex exe or Activex dll???
If any one has experience in developing this kind of application can you give some tips on developing this application...
I can appreciate ur help.

Regards,
Suresh
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A .DLL is essentially just a chunk of code - which is therefore used by other code (executables).

You would have to use an .EXE - your .EXE can of cause call .DLL's, but for the calls you make to your program (through the command window) you would have to use .EXE.
I would also have a close read of
http://www.codeguru.com/vb/gen/vb_system/win32/article.php/c7425/
before going any furthur on this project using VB.

Brian.
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