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Am I headed for trouble using an applet?

 
Darrin Smith
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I've never done a whole lot of applet coding (application and J2EE work yes, applet no) so I'd like to ask the experts here about what I might be getting myself into if I use applets for the following:

The initial project document (that I did not write) specified the use of a plug-in window inside of the MSVC++ application where the applet would reside. The project requires that data be entered on fairly sophisticated (think Swing here) forms as well as having a COM (yes...Microsoft COM via a third party bridge...maybe JCOM2 for example) interface to communicate with the MSVC++ application. The forms will collect data and show it in a fairly(again) sophisticared manner, and will then persist the data over the network to a common database (multiple clients connected to one database).

Note that one goal of this project is to keep installs at a minium.

I think it can be done using a signed Applet, but that it is more a task for a Java application using WebStart technology.

I'd appreciate your feedback on this!


[ May 27, 2004: Message edited by: Darrin Smith ]
 
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