[Wine] Re: ActiveX Componenet
wineforum-user at winehq.org
Thu Aug 25 00:57:45 CDT 2011
f you are developing WEB based solutions for the business newObjects Active Label ActiveX might be just what you have been missing for a long time. When it comes to printing of labels, notes and note-like outputs or even simple reports the WEB browser alone is not enough. You can print the page, but if you want to print a set of labels, cards on a sheet this is of no use at all. This is the point at which one looks around for a report generator, export of data to another application (then printing from it) etc. This may solve the problem, but nevertheless it breaks the routine - you must, so to say, to reach out of the WEB application boundaries in order to do the job. There comes the Active Label ActiveX (or at least that is what we built it for ;) - it is like a very simple report generator that resides on the WEB page as a visual ActiveX that has a programming interface resembling the browser itself. Still, that "part of the page" that is the ActiveX can print on its own what it shows and fill a page with repeated labels/cards using a database or data you supply programmatically. It supports edit mode, vast programming opportunities and you can expose it to the user in any form you find suitable - from simple preview and print to an advanced label editor where the user can lay out the label design and attach some elements to the data that needs to be printed that way. Obviously if the ActiveX can do this on a WEB page it can do it also in non-WEB based applications, so if you need to mix the technologies in a project you can use it elsewhere (in a VB, .NET WinForms, Delphi, NSBasic and so on). One unexpected advantage is that the ActiveX is much like a browser, providing very easy ways to download/upload data. label designs, images from almost any network or pseudo-network protocol, which very often will open opportunities you would otherwise discount in non-WEB applications because of the amount of work involved.
A label design and printing solution perfect for WEB based applications. It supports most of the 1-d barcodes used today, texts, shapes, images and most importantly it behaves naturally on WEB pages - acts as like the browser itself.
The WEB based industrial applications are able to embed full label design and printing capabilities without need of any other external software. The application can generate labels dynamically or implement a label repository and send different data each time a label must be shown or a set of labels printed. The label itself and image and text elements on the it can be linked from any location and URL allowing the application to work with the Active Label ActiveX in the same manner as with the pages in the WEB browser.
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