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From "Pingili, Madhupal" <MPing...@BBandT.com>
Subject RE: [OT]How to invoke Visual Basic Objects from Java Servlet(Acti on in Struts)?
Date Wed, 16 Jul 2003 14:34:13 GMT
Thanks a lot Andrew for your reply. I will start thinking in the direction
of using VBScript in IE to invoke
VB objects. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Andrew Hill [SMTP:andrew.david.hill@gridnode.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, July 16, 2003 10:27 AM
> To:	Struts Users Mailing List
> Subject:	RE: [OT]How to invoke Visual Basic Objects from Java
> Servlet(Action in Struts)? 
> 
> <snip>
> I don't think I have ever seen VB word (even as misspelled) on this
> mailing
> list.
> </snip>
> 
> Oh I dunno mate. I reckon I may well have mentioned VB in a Friday [BEER]
> thread... ;->
> (Victoria Bitter)
> 
> If the client is using Internet Explorer you should be able to invoke VB
> objects clientside using VBScript in your page. If you need it to happen
> on
> the server however that wont be much help. (I do believe there are
> libraries
> to help with this (or at least invoking activeX/OLE stuff from java - if
> its
> not activeX you may have a bigger problem!) but I cant help you much with
> that as Ive not tried it myself.)
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pingili, Madhupal [mailto:MPingili@BBandT.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, 16 July 2003 22:15
> To: 'Struts Users Mailing List'
> Subject: [OT]How to invoke Visual Basic Objects from Java Servlet(Action
> in Struts)?
> 
> 
> Hello Everyone,
> I don't think I have ever seen VB word (even as misspelled) on this
> mailing
> list.
> But I have an interesting project where I have to use VB objects for
> printing/faxing purposes.
> These VB objects are developed by EIS vendor to be used in custom
> applications for printing/faxing
> purposes.
> 
> Here are my options:
> 
> 1. I have to develop a VB application and install on client's desktop for
> querying print/fax services on EIS.
>     This is entirely possible. However, I don't like this option.
>     That's why, I am asking the help of experts on this mailing list.
> 
> 2. I have already developed a Struts-based web application for
> querying/viewing information from EIS using
>    their Resource Adapter. This Resource Adapter does not support the
> printing/faxing services that VB objects
>    support.
>    So, the real question is, How can I use Struts Action to invoke VB
> objects just like Java objects?
> 
> 3. If I install VB runtime environment on client's desktop, can I somehow
> use Applet to invoke VB objects
>    just like Java objects? I guess it comes down to using VB objects in
> Java
> code.
> 
> I am looking for a Java API (~java2vb.jar) that can be copied under
> Web-inf/lib same way we copy Struts jar files
> and use them in Actions just like Java objects. I guess I need more help
> on
> this part of the process.
> 
> I have read about J-Integra but don't have much information. If anyone has
> used J-Integra for this purpose,
> can you give me some guidance or share your thoughts on this effort.
> 
> I appreciate any ideas/help for me to use Struts for this project.  I
> guess
> this is not an Off Topic for this mailing list.
> 
> Regards,
> Reddy
> 
> 
> >
> 
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