Monday, April 14, 2008

Useful components from Terra Informatica

I just found to components on Terra Informatica which might be worth wrapping them in Smalltalk.

The first one is a HTMLView called "HTMLayout". As far as I understand up to know it simply registers it's own window class and communicates via custom window messages and WM_NOTIFY with the host applications. Both things are pretty straight forward in DST

The second one is a ECMA-/JavaScript compatible Scripting component called "TIScript". Browsing through the C header files it seems that embedding and providing (wrapped) Smalltalk objects to it is pretty easy.
Up to now I used BeeBasic as a Scripting Engine. However the vendor seems to have disappeared - so I'm searching for alternatives. And no, WSH is not an alternative!

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