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    Question Can Signed Applets launch external applications?

    Hi all,

    I would like to load a signed Java Applet in a web page, and have that Applet launch a .exe program installed on the user's hard drive.

    All I want to know is: Is this possible?

    Thanks
    Alfred

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    Question Re: Can Signed Applets launch external applications?

    Bump :)

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    Default Re: Can Signed Applets launch external applications?

    Have you tried it? What happened?
    If you don't understand my response, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: Can Signed Applets launch external applications?

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Have you tried it? What happened?
    No, I haven't done Java programming for some years. My company wants to change it's main desktop software product to a web interface. This is all good, except that our desktop product has to launch 3rd party applications and read files from the local hard drive (to interface with medical equipment).

    I suggested to my boss that this *may* be possible in a web browser by running a signed Java Applet, as I know Flash doesn't allow itself to launch or access anything on the user's hard drive.

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