Use PWB as a Menu for Launching Applications

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Use PWB as a Menu for Launching Applications

Postby Michael116 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:06 pm

We'd like to use PWB v3 as a menu for launching to Envisionware-related applications (PC Reservation and LPT: One Release Station). The applications are installed on the same computer hosting PWB. I have the HTML file created, but I can't seem to get PWB to allow the launch of these applications. Is this something that can be done using PWB?

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Re: Use PWB as a Menu for Launching Applications

Postby Scott » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:47 pm

Do the applications normally launch from Internet Explorer or Chrome?

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Re: Use PWB as a Menu for Launching Applications

Postby phillipbrickner » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:21 am

I know this is possible in PWB v2 because I was doing it for Envisionware as well and a kids gaming computer to launch games.

The module is JavaExecute=PWBExecute I believe
Here is a thread on it.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2212&p=6094&hilit=JavaExecute%3DPWBExecute#p6094
The code you want to look at is
var play_link = "JavaScript:window.external.PWBExecute('C:\\\\shortcuts\\\\" + link + '\')';
I have to say this works really well and we have never had any problems with it. I do however want to move to V3 and am interested if Scott can shed some light if this is possible in V3.

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Re: Use PWB as a Menu for Launching Applications

Postby Scott » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:24 pm

The Dynamic External Java Commands are available in PWB v3 IE only as this is an Internet Explorer only functionality.

Unfortunately the functionality is not available in PWB v3 CEF.

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