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  Windows Scripting? COM plugin?   -   Thomas Tempelmann
   Re: Windows Scripting? COM plugin?   -   Ruslan Zasukhin
   Re: Windows Scripting? COM plugin?   -   William Yu
    Re: Windows Scripting? COM plugin?   -   Thomas Tempelmann
     Re: Windows Scripting? COM plugin?   -   Ruslan Zasukhin

Windows Scripting? COM plugin?
Date: 08.01.03 17:54 (Wed, 8 Jan 2003 17:54:54 +0100)
From: Thomas Tempelmann
I may need in the future to script some other Windows components, partly
my own separate apps, partly standard apps such as Outlook.

I wonder if there have been made any attempts to do this from a RB app?

Does someone here have any knowledge about the Windows Scripting system
and can comment on the (im)possibilities around this?

If I understand correctly, it all works thru COM objects, and so I wonder
if RB 5's COM support may even help there. On the other hand, I may not
be eager to use RB 5 in the future because of the slow compiler
(currently with 5a11, it's over 2 minutes versus 3 seconds with 4.5), and
so I wonder how hard it might be to add a COM plugin myself?

Thomas

Re: Windows Scripting? COM plugin?
Date: 08.01.03 18:06 (Wed, 08 Jan 2003 19:06:24 +0200)
From: Ruslan Zasukhin
on 1/8/03 6:54 PM, Thomas Tempelmann at <email address removed> wrote:

> I may need in the future to script some other Windows components, partly
> my own separate apps, partly standard apps such as Outlook.
>
> I wonder if there have been made any attempts to do this from a RB app?
>
> Does someone here have any knowledge about the Windows Scripting system
> and can comment on the (im)possibilities around this?
>
> If I understand correctly, it all works thru COM objects, and so I wonder
> if RB 5's COM support may even help there. On the other hand, I may not
> be eager to use RB 5 in the future because of the slow compiler
> (currently with 5a11, it's over 2 minutes versus 3 seconds with 4.5), and
> so I wonder how hard it might be to add a COM plugin myself?

RB 5 will support COM ?

I have not look on this yet.

How hard develop COM plugin?
Do you know COM technololgy?

If yes, then plugin itself is not hard.
Of course must be used Visual C++.

And I think such plugin can be tested with VISUAL BASIC at first.

Re: Windows Scripting? COM plugin?
Date: 08.01.03 18:51 (Wed, 08 Jan 2003 11:51:02 -0600)
From: William Yu
on 1/8/03 10:54 AM, Thomas Tempelmann at <email address removed> wrote:

> I may need in the future to script some other Windows components, partly
> my own separate apps, partly standard apps such as Outlook.
>
> I wonder if there have been made any attempts to do this from a RB app?
>
> Does someone here have any knowledge about the Windows Scripting system
> and can comment on the (im)possibilities around this?

As long as the application supports OLE automation, such as Internet
Explorer, it's possible.

> If I understand correctly, it all works thru COM objects, and so I wonder
> if RB 5's COM support may even help there.

That's your best bet.

> On the other hand, I may not
> be eager to use RB 5 in the future because of the slow compiler
> (currently with 5a11, it's over 2 minutes versus 3 seconds with 4.5), and
> so I wonder how hard it might be to add a COM plugin myself?

Like the Office plugins? Not hard, all doable, just make sure you're using
the winheader++.h prefix. If you have more specific questions, please ask.

Regards,
William Yu
<email address removed>

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Re: Windows Scripting? COM plugin?
Date: 08.01.03 18:29 (Wed, 8 Jan 2003 18:29:19 +0100)
From: Thomas Tempelmann
Ruslan Zasukhin wrote:

>Do you know COM technololgy?

No, that's why I asked here.

Thomas

Re: Windows Scripting? COM plugin?
Date: 08.01.03 20:47 (Wed, 08 Jan 2003 21:47:16 +0200)
From: Ruslan Zasukhin
on 1/8/03 7:29 PM, Thomas Tempelmann at <email address removed> wrote:

> Ruslan Zasukhin wrote:
>
>> Do you know COM technololgy?
>
> No, that's why I asked here.

Thomas,

I did not understand your task yet.

I can not that COM is HUGE area in general.
It will take few weeks from you to understand it deeply enough.

So if you going to do COM development you need first of all
Get some good book. I recommend "COM and ATL 3.0"