wxActiveXContainer: Help needed

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AkiraDev
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wxActiveXContainer: Help needed

Post by AkiraDev » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:25 am

Hi all,

Been a long time, and I'm here asking for your help again.

I've been trying to display a PDF Reader ActiveX control in a wxPanel (using the wxActiveXContainer) into one of my applications, but without any success. I even tried using the wxMediaCtrl example that the documentation features, but with no success.

Unfortunately, I don't have the time to dedicate to learning all the COM interface intricacies.
Can someone please direct me to a tutorial that best shows how to use this class the simplest way? Or even better, any encapsulation class that simplifies the use.

I seem to remember trying the original wxActiveX add-on, and it being a bit easier to use than the class that is now included with wxWidgets.

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Post by computerquip » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:45 pm

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Post by AkiraDev » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:53 pm

Thanks for that link, but I've googled for it before, and I'd rather stick with a wxWidgets-only solution for the same problem. Linking to MFC code can get me in trouble (read as "take too much time") for what I'm trying to make.

I've read a bunch of threads for the same suggestion. It seems that the wxMediaCtrl example from the documentation (that I referred to above) uses automation only availble in the complete Adobe Acrobat product, and doesn't work for people who only have the reader.

If I do need to get my hands dirtier anyway, I'd prefer something that uses Win32 code straight up rather than go through MFC...
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