Old 9th May 2007, 22:03   #1
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Does anyone knows how to create a web installer? that is, instead of creating a .exe that the user has to execute, create something that does the same exact things, but without an executable, do everything seemless to the user and through a web interface.

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Old 9th May 2007, 22:20   #2
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We use an ActiveX control that launches a Setup.exe on the clients system for one of our products.
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Old 9th May 2007, 22:35   #3
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Thanks, I've never used activex before, any hints on where to start looking? That solution you hinted sounds fair.
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Old 9th May 2007, 23:19   #4
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I'm not the ActiveX guy here. ;-) I'd say either MSDN or Visual Studio.
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Old 10th May 2007, 19:22   #5
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Does anyone know how hard this would be? with no experience with activeX?

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Old 13th May 2007, 19:02   #6
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There are tons of step-by-step tutorials, ATL wizards and complete examples for ActiveX creation. Creating something like that shouldn't be too hard. The problem would be all of the new security restrictions that keep popping up.

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Old 14th May 2007, 20:09   #7
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The pop-up restrictions are no problem. Could anyone please point me to a good tutorial? I'm a little bit lost, being searching and searching and couldn't find anything. It sounds very simple, I know, so it shouldn't be too hard but if anyone knows about a good resource please let me know.

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Old 14th May 2007, 20:20   #8
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Here's one:

http://www.codeproject.com/com/CompleteActiveX.asp

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Old 18th May 2007, 19:13   #9
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thanks for the link. That link teach you how to create a .cab file, can I embed my .exe into a cab and execute it? does anyone know?

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