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ActiveX Question

I’ve been really WOWed with this PortableApps stuff and have been feverishly adding John’s ported applications to my thumb drive plus some of my own with some help from the user community in the forum. Excellent work by John and the community group.

I am now down to one application (for now anyways) that I can’t get to work unless I’m on a machine with admin rights – obviously defeats the portable part. It is e-Sword (www.e-sword.net), a free Bible study software tool.

I attempted to see if Ceedo (shame on me) was a solution. It worked for e-Sword but most other applications I use for work and play didn’t install using their install tool Argo.

I have come across the portable e-Sword launcher in the Yahoo users group and it works okay if I have admin rights. If I don’t have admin it fails because it attempts to register 3 ActiveX components (VSSPELL6.OCX, VSTHES6.OCX, and RichEdit.OCX).

Now to my question: Ceedo works which seems to indicate that there is a way without admin rights to register ActiveX…….not being the sharpest crayon in the box I was wondering if there is a way to do the same with PortableApps. I have seen threads that point to Lapwing, WinAPIOverride32, etc which lead me to think it is possible. Does someone know how to do this (and hopefully can give me an example)? Or is this not possible? Or it will be possible (ie: wait for Lapwing)?

I know I’ve sort of asked the same question in other threads but I’m not sure I got a definitive answer (maybe I did but being a dull crayon it may take a smack on the head for me to understand).

Regards,
Paul

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Hmm,

registering OCX's portably is a bit beyond Lapiwngs scope at the moment, I'll look into that though, and add it to the roadmap for 1.2. That reminds me, I need to post the roadmap on my blog, thanks.

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I'm fairly sure that program I sent you can do it.
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What Program

Ryan,

Is the program you are refering to WinAPIOverride32?

I don't want to waste your time but do you have an example of how this would be used - assuming this is the program you are refering to?

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Paul

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Yep.

I believe you write a function of the same name and compile it into a DLL.
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