[sword-devel] Sword for VB

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Mon Jan 10 21:06:17 MST 2005

There's an ActiveX control for Sword, but it is extremely old and is now 
unsupported. Still, if you think you really want to use this approach, 
it would not be very hard to update the control to handle all of Sword's 
recent feature additions.

The control is available at 
ftp://ftp.crosswire.org/pub/sword/frontend/diatheke/. It is called 
ActiveDiatheke. The newer of those two files is buggy, I am told, but it 
has more features than the older, stable one.  The source code in SVN is 
probably even more complete.


Greg Marine wrote:
> Has anyone attempted to create a Sword application using Visual Basic? 
> Or at least, does anyone know how one might do so? I would like to set 
> references to the Sword API and use VB to create a front end. In the 
> end, I'm mostly interested in bridging the cap between the Sword API and 
> Mozilla's Gecko engine. They have an easy to use ActiveX control I can 
> use in VB. This is the only reason I would even imagine doing a Sword 
> front end in VB. I plan to eventually migrate to using Java as an XPCOM 
> bridge between the Sword API (actually JSword) and Mozilla's Gecko 
> engine. This would allow me to make the front end cross platform. But I 
> want to create a proof of concept using VB first. Any help is appreciated.
> God Bless <><
> Greg
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