ActiveX ocx functionality in

Posted on 2006-11-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-07

Is there a way to create a control that can verify files on a client machine and then run an executable on the client without downloading an ocx?

If not is there a way to deploy an ocx in

Question by:surfsista9
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by:Elvio Lujan
ID: 17907232
first question the answer is no...
and the second... the answer is: you can make ocx controls with Visual Studio not with ASP.NET
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ID: 17907360
You can host a Windows User control in ASP.NET web form. However, it does restrict some operations on the client side for file operations:

Hosting a Windows Control in a Web Form


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ID: 17907785
"and the second... the answer is: you can make ocx controls with Visual Studio not with ASP.NET"

...I was asking how to deploy in write it -- it is a given you must create this in visual studio.


Will hosting a windows user control allow me to execute programs and download programs to a client machine?

If I can't do this...can you explain how to imbed an ocx in (my original question)


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nauman_ahmed earned 500 total points
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ID: 17908016
ok...I take it then you don't think windows user controls can do the trick?

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ID: 17908085
I haven't tried manipulating the end user file system using Windows user control but I think you should give it a try. Nonetheless, you will end up learning new thing that will be beneficial in future even if you do not use it in current project :)

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ID: 17908087 are so right! That always happens.

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