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Applet won't open on corporate network

 
Matthew Helling
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help!
Hi folks
I've been writing an applet for use on our corporate network. The applet works great on my development system (ie my personal laptop) but when I copy it to my workstation at work and open the corresponding .htm file, all I get is a gray screen.
So then I went into the IE properties and set it to use Sun's Java VM. Now the applet opens just fine.
Any suggestions about how I can avoid this? I'm expecting dozens or hundreds of people to use this, so I have to avoid any and all support issues.
Any help that can be provided would be great.
Matt
 
Marcos R Oliveira
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Hi,
What is the OS and version on your laptop and in your desktop?
I think that your desktop OS doesn�t have the Microsoft JVM installed.
In order to your applets work without Sun�s JVM, all workstations must have MS JVM installed.
That�s all I remember for now. And I hope it�s useful.
Marcos.
 
Matthew Helling
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both my laptop and corporate desktop are Windows XP
I think you are right. Damn Microsoft for screwing things up and making it all so complicated.
is there any way using activeX or javascript to automatically download the JVM?
Matt
 
Marcos R Oliveira
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Ok, Matt,
For automatic download of Java plug-in, use the HTML Converter, a software provided by Sun at java.sun.com site. It�s a easy, graphic tool to convert an HTML file that contais <applet> tag into an HTML file with <EMBED> and/or <OBJECT> tags for the automatic download.
Hope this help you,
Marcos
 
Matthew Helling
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sweetness Marcos, I'll get on that tonite, much appreciated!
 
Tom Blough
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The HTML converter actually comes with the Java SDK. Check your %java_home%/bin directory for HTMLconvert.exe.

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Matthew Helling
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can anyone think why some Java applets(I think) work fine on our corporate network without having Sun's JVM installed and mine won't. For example, Hitachi has a Java based quoter for creating SAN quotes that I can run just fine, so can everyone else.
I did some searching and saw some notes that the applet tag doesn't apparently work after microsoft's removal of MSJVM. i'm converted my HTML using that htmlconverter.exe tool and will try this out tomorrow.
Matt
 
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