.NET CF / ActiveX / COM Confusion!


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ToeKneeSee

Hi all,

I'd be really grateful if anyone could help clear up a point of
confusion reagrding the .NET Compact Framework, supported languages,
and the use of COM & ActiveX controls.

We have a PocketPC app, currently written in eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0,
which depends heavily on a set of COM Dlls and an ActiveX control
(which provides a graphical 'map window'). We would like to rewrite
this as a .NET Compact Framework type App, to take advantage of
features such as easy loclisation etc.

However, as I understand it, we cannot have a .NET CF app (in any
language), that also uses COM and Active X controls in it - is that
correct? Also, the only two .NET CF languages are C# and VB, and
there's no managed C++ extensions for the CF - is that right?

Thanks for any help you may be able to provide,

Tony.
 
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Peter Foot

..NETCF 2.0 can consume COM objects but you can't write COM objects in
managed code. There is no built in functionality to host ActiveX controls
though this door has been opened by a third-party. See Alex Feinman's
webcast:-
http://blog.opennetcf.com/afeinman/PermaLink,guid,1dfc3c39-d3cc-4faa-b5f6-cb5c9aed61dd.aspx

You are correct that there is no support for managed C++.

Peter

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Peter Foot
Microsoft Device Application Development MVP
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Markus Humm

Hello,

there is incomplete CF support in Delphi 2006.
Just to mention it. And afaik Chrome can do it as well.

Greetings

Markus
 

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