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ActiveCompanionSet :: VbScriptXtra

By Xtramania March 19, 2003

Rating = 43 votes

Several xtras provide COM, OLE, ActiveX technologies support for Director. VbScriptXtra allows you to use Lingo in the same way as VbScript to automate applications. Full control over Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Office, Internet Explorer, ADO, ADOX, ADOMD, DAO, system shell and other software and system components right from Lingo. Among others, VbScriptXtra includes wrapper objects for different types of data. The current version includes wrapper for binary (BLOB) data, wrapper for date/time data, system registry. These wrappers are free. VbScriptXtra can operate on Unicode text including conversion to the specific code page. OLE xtra allows inserting OLE object as a cast member. Data stored within cast member includes native OLE object's data and either DIB or Metafile data that could be optionally used for drawing object on stage. With OLE xtra you can insert Microsoft Excel table or Microsoft PowerPoint slide or Microsoft Equation object etc. right in your movie. OLE object could be drawn either with native OLE application or with internally stored either DIB (for raster images) or Metafile (for vector images). OLE xtra provides full scripting control over embeded OLE object. ActiveX xtra along with VbScriptXtra can fully control Internet Explorer right on stage.


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Author: Xtramania
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Date published: March 19, 2003
Approval: None
Browsers: Internet Explorer ALL
Compatible Products(s): Director MX , 8.5.1 , 8.5 , 8 , 7.0.2 , 7.0.1 , 7 , MX 2004
Encrypted: No


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