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asp_components thread: how to read/write value to object in VB6


Message #1 by "syahril" <mrshay@y...> on Mon, 5 Mar 2001 05:06:15
Hi!



I've created an exe file using VB6. It has a form with objects (such as 

text box) and properties that change its text value using dde to 

communicate to outside application. This seems to be no problem but how 

can I read and write its value using ASP?



I'm trying to create a web application using ASP to read and write certain 

value to the properties of the objects of my VB project (or .exe file) so 

that it can send the value to another aplication using DDE property in VB. 

So the webpage will view status it get from VB (or exe file) and update 

when the file is running its dde service. Also, the webpage will allow 

users to send certain value to the file (exe file) to change the property 

of certain object so the file will update the outside aplication thru dde.



How do I :

   -  read a value from the object in the VB project (or .exe file)

   -  write a value to the object in the VB project (or .exe file)



Is it possible? Or is there any other way to do this?



I really need help...



Thanks...
Message #2 by "Peter Lanoie" <planoie@e...> on Mon, 5 Mar 2001 09:48:19 -0500
I suggest you create some classes for the tasks you want to perform (all

that DDE stuff) and package your code into a component DLL.  This way, you

can create class objects in ASP and Assign/Retrieve data and call the

methods you need to perform your DDE functions.  If you want to still be

able to use this code package locally on the server, you can just create a

EXE program that does basically the same thing that the ASP pages do, but

interfaces through VB forms instead of the web pages.



Look into some books on components. Or poke around some of the ASP sites and

you should be able to get a start on what you want to do.



Good Luck.

Peter



-----Original Message-----

From: syahril [mailto:mrshay@y...]

Sent: Monday, March 05, 2001 9:59 AM

To: ASP components

Subject: [asp_components] how to read/write value to object in VB6





Hi!



I've created an exe file using VB6. It has a form with objects (such as

text box) and properties that change its text value using dde to

communicate to outside application. This seems to be no problem but how

can I read and write its value using ASP?



I'm trying to create a web application using ASP to read and write certain

value to the properties of the objects of my VB project (or .exe file) so

that it can send the value to another aplication using DDE property in VB.

So the webpage will view status it get from VB (or exe file) and update

when the file is running its dde service. Also, the webpage will allow

users to send certain value to the file (exe file) to change the property

of certain object so the file will update the outside aplication thru dde.



How do I :

   -  read a value from the object in the VB project (or .exe file)

   -  write a value to the object in the VB project (or .exe file)



Is it possible? Or is there any other way to do this?



I really need help...



Thanks...

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