Open Notepad or any standlone application from client machine

  1. #1

    Open Notepad or any standlone application from client machine

    Hi,

    In our desktop example we have Word,Notepad,Excel,Paint and Explorer.


    We have a requirement to open notepad from client machine and I tried but it s not opening.

    Thank you,
    Vamsi.
  2. #2
    Hello @Vamsi!

    Do you want to run local machine applications from the web browser?

    If so, you should implement a client-side function. That's not really a topic Ext.NET touches, but you can probably do it at least according to this Stackoverflow question: html - How to run an external program, e.g. notepad, using hyperlink?.

    If you want to implement something close to notepad with Ext.NET, you'd probably just need a text area, or use the full-featured HtmlEditor component from Ext.NET.

    Hope this helps!
    Fabrício Murta
    Developer & Support Expert
  3. #3
    Yes,I expect to run local machine applications from the web browser.

    If it wont support the please remove the Open notepad,excel etc from your examples(taskbar).It leads confusion for our customer as your showing in examples.

    Here is the quick reference


    Thank you,
    Vamsi.
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  4. #4
    Hello @Vamsi!

    As we pointed above, you should be able to run desktop applications from the web browser. But that's beyond Ext.NET scope. It can run any javascript you can bind to the desktop icon's click action, it is up to you to code your solution's logic. Ext.NET cannot go beyond any browser or OS limitations imposed.

    We appreciate your feedback about the confusion made by the desktop having icons resembling Windows desktop features and we'll keep that in mind when we redesign the Desktop examples in Ext.NET.

    For the record, we are talking about the Desktop Example in Ext.NET Examples Explorer. If you don't mind, please link examples you refer to in your inquiries; it would be useful in the future for anyone else having the same issue.

    Hope this helps!
    Fabrício Murta
    Developer & Support Expert

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