[sword-devel] Sword for VB

Greg Marine gregmarine at iccnet.org
Tue Jan 11 18:22:02 MST 2005

Thank you David! I really appreciate the offer. For now, I'm most 
interested in the interfaces you mentioned not being available in the 
ActiveX control. I eventually want to create an XPCOM wrapper using Java 
by taking advantage of the JSword code.

Again, I thank you for the help!

God Bless <><

David wrote:

> 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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> I have already experimented with the Mozilla ActiveX control (in C++, 
> not VB). There are some interfaces that are not implemented in the 
> control that would need to be available to provide the current 
> functionality available in BibleCS. I have not attempted to learn 
> anything about XPCOM, but it would be a more direct approach and most 
> likely all of the needed interfaces would probably be exposed through it.
> If you continue to work with the control, and run into any problems 
> let me know and I will help you in anyway I can.
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