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how to call a Active X control from flex. i heard it can be done with Embedd tag is that true.?

Posted on 2009-05-07
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Hi i am new to Flex. i have a requirement where i need to call an Active X control component from flex.
how is it possible to call ? can i have a sample code and possible examples which demonstrate it.?
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Question by:kotlapraveen
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Assuming the ActiveX control is embedded in your web page?

Mock it up using Javascript first. Anything you can do using Javascript in the web page to talk to the ActiveX control can be extended to be called from Flex easily through ExternalInterface.

If you can provide a Javascript example, I can provide a Flex example to make the bridge.
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Here is my sample java script code which creates the folder in c directory with the help of active X control

<script type="text/javascript">
     var fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
     var a = fso.CreateFolder("c:\\new folder");
</script>
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mplord earned 500 total points
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First turn this into a Javascript function:

<script type="text/javascript">
function createFolder(folder)
{
     var fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
     var a = fso.CreateFolder(folder);
}
</script>

From Flex:

                  import flash.external.ExternalInterface;

                  ...

                  if ( ExternalInterface.available )
                  {
                        ExternalInterface.call("createFolder", "c:\\new folder");
                  }
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