Has anyone developed an IE based module for vision? I have an application that needs to use ActiveX instead of WebGL and the Inductive automation web browser module seems to use chromium which uses WebGL. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you.
I don’t see how that would be possible. Vision clients are java applications. I don’t think there’s any way to hook COM/ActiveX technology into java.
You might be able to do something with Perspective though, with a custom module wrapping the necessary DOM.
You’ll have a hard time in the opposite direction; IE doesn’t support many of the browser features Perspective requires.
A long, long, long time ago there was an ActiveX control for Ignition, but it caused countless issues with performance and stability, and was a maintenance nightmare. The same technique used (wrapping native code into Java) could theoretically still be used, I think, but would be a huge pain, especially with the better platform security on Java 8 and 11.