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Using the index.html page as a trigger

carolinaadi Sunil,
My software is now all in one file (a .exe file) that has an installer built-in.   I want to be able to use the security features of Activ to create a demo version.  So is there a way that I can create an index.html file that serves as a trigger for the .exe software?   Then I can create a limited number of uses before a password has to be purchased using Activ.

Posted on: 11:10 am on October 15, 2003
EBookCompiler As I said in the email I sent yesterday, can you explain in detail what you're trying to do, as I didn't understand the question at all... so far :-)

Posted on: 4:31 am on October 18, 2003
carolinaadi I have a soccer.exe file that I want to compile using your software.  My question is it possible to create a command so that upon immediately opening the index.htm page, the .exe file will run?  So basically the user will not even see the index.html page.  The user will click on the .exe file created by your software, and as soon as it opens it runs the soccer.exe file.

Hope that makes better sense?

Posted on: 11:17 am on October 18, 2003
rlemire I may be way off base on this but I believe it's almost impossible to run an .exe program from HTML (built in browser protection against virus etc). However take a look at this article I found that uses javascript and a windows API function to run an application from an HTML page. You might be able to use this idea somehow.

Posted on: 1:13 am on November 7, 2003
Alaska One of the many nifty things about ebooks is that they can do things that html pages can't.

Activ, for instance, can copy, save, read and write text files.  It has the OPEN command, where you specify a filename, and if it's a known filetype, Activ will run the associated application.

For your custom applications that the OS wouldn't recognize, you have the RUN, RUNMAXIMIZED, and RUNMINIMIZED functions, or statements.

Between these various functions, you can pretty much run anything.

One of Activ's options is to start up Minimized - it's a checkbox under Startup Options.

But, why not have your application run first, and call the ebook instead?  The ebook could be starting up in the background whenever you wanted, rather than making your application wait for the ebook.

Just an idea.

best -


Posted on: 7:08 am on November 11, 2003

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