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Hi,

I have a third party library which allows you to create a listening/sending port, then transfers pixel data  between the two applications using the port code. This works fine. Right now I have an image 'server' which is a stand alone app, it sends the pixel data to some image 'viewer' which is again a stand alone app. It receives the pixel data, saves to disk, then the user can display the images.

I'm wondering if it's possible to run the code in a browser. The 3rd party library is all cross platform C++. I can't uinderstand how it would be possible, but I thought at least on win32 with activex it's posisble.

Is this possible? The app embedded in the browser would need to be able to listen to a port to receive pixel data, then render the image into the browser.

Any starting points would be helpful,

Thanks
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Regarding Firefox, see http://www.iosart.com/firefox/xpcom/ ("Creating a C++ XPCOM component") for both Windows and Linux.

For IE, you are correct about ActiveX, I'd suggest to start out at http://www.codeproject.com/com/#ActiveX
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by:Maverick_Cool
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In Asp you can create a activex object as server.create(..dll..)

but dll has to be COM dll.
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by:evilrix
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In IE You can do this with ActiveX but you'll obviously have to code an ActiveX container for it.

Some light (*cough*) reading...

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa751969.aspx
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by:DJ_AM_Juicebox
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Ok, say I can just stick all the C++ code in one of these containers - can you 'listen' on a port within the container? I mean your 'process' will keep running as long as the parent browser is open?
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In your C++ code, you can do anything you want - including TCP/IP. Listening on a port is not a big deal.
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