Last post Mar 29, 2012 08:57 AM by BrockAllen
Mar 28, 2012 10:38 AM|satishpadidem|LINK
I have an MVC web application which uses activex component that runs an exe, which runs only in internet explorer, want to make it as a browser netural i.e., i want to run the exe even while using firefox; chrome other browsers.
Mar 28, 2012 10:40 AM|BrockAllen|LINK
Won't happen unless you build a plug-in for each browser you want to support (and that's only if the browser suports plugins and doesn't sandbox its plugins).
Mar 28, 2012 11:21 AM|satishpadidem|LINK
Basically the exe will execute on the client and gathers the system information.. Any reference to build such a plug ins. or any other way of implementing the exe on the client machines?
Mar 28, 2012 11:24 AM|BrockAllen|LINK
This is a huge security and trust issue. If your website asked me to run a .exe I'd not do it unless I knew it was a trusted application (such as something running from within a corporate network and vouched for by my employer/company).
Nevertheless, I think your best bet is to just link to the .exe and ask the user to download and run it.
Mar 28, 2012 11:34 AM|satishpadidem|LINK
Asuming that this is an trusted application which users will accept and run the exe, after that i want the information to send back to my server.
If i link the .exe and ask the user to download and run i dont think the information is sent back to the server. so any solution for this.
Mar 28, 2012 11:38 AM|BrockAllen|LINK
Right -- you'd have to code the .exe to make some sort of network call back to your server.
Another idea might be to build this .exe as a .NET app and deploy it using click-once.
Mar 29, 2012 12:51 AM|satishpadidem|LINK
What kind of .Net app do u suggest here to call back to the server and that supports click once.
Mar 29, 2012 08:57 AM|BrockAllen|LINK
Any .exe .NEY app you want top build. I guess I'd suggest
reading up on click once.