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Installing OCX (EasyInk) for IE Mobile on Windows Mobile 5 PDS

I'm trying to use a control in IE Mobile on a HP iPAQ but I'm not sure now to get it to install.  When I browse to the page below in Internet Explorer on a PC I get the option to install the control, but the same thing doesn't work when I browse to the page on the PDA.  I'm assuming there must be a manual way to install the control, but I have no idea what that is.

http://www.tacticaladvantage.co.uk/test.html

The control can be found here:
http://www.pocketpcdn.com/libraries/easyink.html

and a little info on the control being used in a PDA here:
http://www.sitexperts.com/forums/getMessage.asp?m_id=60251

and mentioned in a solution here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Handhelds_-_PDAs/Pocket_PCs_All/Q_20994380.html

Code to place the control in the page:

<OBJECT ID="obj_Signature" CLASSID="CLSID:4D17496D-7DA3-11D4-9270-00105AA9A07C" height="90" width="260" align="center" VIEWASTEXT>
      <param name="Enabled" value="-1">
      <param name="BackColor" value="white">
      <param name="ForeColor" value="black">InkControl not supported.
</OBJECT>

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
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Mikal613Commented:
Just run the Install exe on your machine while connected to your device via active sync. You then have the control on your machine to deploy.
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PsychotextAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the information.

I don't have any experience using handhelds... will activesync automatically copy the control over to the PDA if I install when it's connected?  Do I have to do anything in particular to deploy or should the control work in Pocket IE from that point on without any further interaction?

(To clarify, this control isn't forming part of a bespoke Windows application - I plan on using it in exactly the same way as you do using Internet Explorer when you visit the page linked above).
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Mikal613Commented:
When you add the reference to your project it will automically deploy the object to your device
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PsychotextAuthor Commented:
Ahh... there's no project as such.  This is all being done through the browser - nothing being installed on the PDA (well, other than the control if I can work out how to do it)
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Mikal613Commented:
what kind of a project?
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PsychotextAuthor Commented:
The system is entirely web based (asp.net), with any code running on remote servers.  The data is pulled from the easyink control using javascript.  I've got this working fine with IE, but the control wont display on the PDA and unlike IE 6 / 7, Pocket IE doesn't give you the option to install it when you visit the page.

Which is why I'm trying to work out how to install it manually.
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PsychotextAuthor Commented:
Sorry, that should say IE Mobile rather than Pocket IE  (Either way, internet explorer on the PDA!)
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PsychotextAuthor Commented:
Ended up buying: http://www.bennet-tec.com/btproducts/WebSignature/

Which seems to work, and actually had installers for the component on the PDA.
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