starting an app in a script?

08-10-2002, 01:55 PM
Is it as easy to start another process/application within VBS as it is in VB, via the "createobject" method? or is there another way ya gotta do it?


08-10-2002, 02:25 PM
AFAIK, only MS can do that...The only time I've seen a program start on my computer due to the actions on a web page was at, which launched MSN Messenger. Why on earth would you want to do that, anyway?

08-10-2002, 05:26 PM
You can use VBS to create objects... either server side or client side, using the CreateObject function. I believe JS has some object oriented features too, but I don't think you can create COM objects. You definitely can't start apps with JS, although I think it is possible via VBS and a Windows Scripting Host object, although be default most browsers have disabled this option - it's a bit of a security risk really...

Derek Stone
08-10-2002, 06:46 PM
All it takes is a client-side DLL and a few lines of script. The Zone does it as well as the already mentioned MSN Messenger.

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