Re: abobe plugin as an activex control in vb or c++ application
- The new Adobe SVG Viewer is late bound, but the APIs are still there. So
you can't use things like the Object Browser to "see" the interfaces. Adobe
dropped the early binding because in the web browser the viewer is late
bound anyway, it just add size abd complexity to the viewer. If you are use
to writing script against the control, the VB code will be very similar. I
just tested version 3 of the viewer in VB.NET and it seems to work fine.
It's just that you are a bit blind without documentation and without the
ability to view the APIs thru the Object Browser. I've only had time to
test my scripts, but I haven't found a problem yet.
Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then
----Original Message Follows----
From: Reuven Ackner <reuvenackner@...>
Subject: abobe plugin as an activex control in vb or c++ application: was
[svg-developers] Adobe SVG Viewer 3 B1 and projects that used SVG Viewer 2
as a co ntrol
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 16:00:58 -0700 (PDT)
I believe that this is an important issue for anyone
that uses the adobe plugin as an activex control in a
vb or c++ application.
If the new plugin doesn't support the same interface
and type library ids as the old one, and the
installation program automatically removes the old
control (i.e. only one svg control will/can exist),
than one has to create and distribute a new version of
the application each time there is a new version of a
viewer. This seems to me somehow unacceptable and will
discourage people using the plugin as a control in
I wounder if this was the intention, or this is a bug
or just an issue that was overlooked.
Any response from Adobe?
--- "Arnold, Curt" <Curt.Arnold@...> wrote:
> If you have Visual Basic or other ActiveX apps that__________________________________________________
> used SVG Viewer 2 as a control, it appears that
> installing SVG Viewer 3 B1 will break those
> applications as it appears to uninstall SVG Viewer 2
> without supporting the same interface and type
> library ids. I've reported it as a bug, but I
> thought that I would pass it along.
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