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    How do programs such as gator, java, or flash/shockwave have IE display that dialog box that asks whether to install their application or not? And is it possible for me to do this for my application?

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    They're ActiveX controls (probably signed ones as well; it's hard for a normal person to get their ActiveX control signed). Try:
    [searchweb]Visual Basic Control Creation Edition[/searchweb]
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    Will it only work if I get it signed?

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    Yes, but no sane user would run an unsigned ActiveX control.
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    Does the dialog look the same, but it just says that its unsigned?

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    Probably. I think by default, though, IE doesn't allow downloading of unsigned controls.
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    The only ActiveX install I have ever clicked was microsoft update. Stay the well, you know, away from them. They are the worst invention on the internet since the talking ad.

    ActiveX objects ARE the reason Mozilla/Opera/etc have a superiority over IE that will never be suprassed IMO
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    I think I will find a way to do what I want without using activex controls. Just thought it might be easier for people to use.

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    Brak,

    You're right and you're wrong. ActiveX controls are very powerful when used correctly. They are, however, becoming obsolete with .NET. They're also misused more than they're used well. Windows Update is an example of a really well designed OCX.

    As for Netscape's superiority, I don't see how not supporting a technology makes it better by any viewpoint. Despite the limits and security risks associated with the technology, it's still something that IE does and Netscape doesn't do.

    Incidentally, both Netscape and IE support Java Applets, which are essentially the same damn thing as OCX's, only programmed in Java instead of VB or VC++

    The only things you lose with Netscape are powerful plug-ins like Microsoft Agent. Check out this demo of a product I made using Agent (and other technologies):

    http://www.synthelogic.com/products/...rning/demo.asp

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    I dont understand why you dont use a plain link to your exe, and use a freewear or shareware installer, this might just be me seeing that I install alot of custom maps for games that I play and it's with in a community that has no aims of doing evil to my pc.
    any help is always greatly appreciated
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