Calling MSPAINT.EXE from an E1 Form

rcabanban

Member
Hi folks,

This is my first time posting a question, so here goes. How can I run mspaint.exe from an E1 form? I'm using BSFN B34A1030 (Execute External Program), with the command string
mspaint.exe \\sharedfolder\picture.jpg.

It works on my fat client (DV920), but when I use the web interface (JDV920), it fails.

Thanks in advance.

Rey C.
 

jdelisths

Reputable Poster
It works on your fat client because the business function is also running on the client (i.e. the client and server are the same). When you do the same thing on the web interface, the executable will be called on the server (you now probably have multiple mspaint.exe processes running on the server).

You should use media objects, <img src="" /> code in a text box or CAFE1 to implement this for web interfaces.
 

rcabanban

Member
Thanks for your reply Hari. The reason I need to run mspaint.exe is, I need to display an empty jpg file (a white box), let the user sign in the box, then save the jpg.
 

Chan Rana

Legendary Poster
Try to use full qualifier path for that exe and ensure it is existing at that location on web server.

If above doesn't work I would use html block to put in java script that would call mspaint.

Chan
 

DSauve

Legendary Poster
For what it's worth, I believe with later tools releases you're supposed to be able to do signature captures using the iPad E1 container app and media objects.
 

jdelisths

Reputable Poster
For what it's worth, I believe with later tools releases you're supposed to be able to do signature captures using the iPad E1 container app and media objects.

rcabanban mentioned JDV920 as the environment, so this is probably the best option.
 
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