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From Andrzej Bialecki ...@getopt.org>
Subject Re: RE : Parsers
Date Thu, 29 May 2003 08:45:00 GMT
Victor Hadianto wrote:
>>I'm using successfully a combination of Office automation via Jawin
>>(free Java/COM bridge) to convert PPT files. You need to learn a bit
>>about the pseudo-object model of PowerPoint to properly convert various
>>objects, but this information can be found at msdn.microsoft.com.
> 
> 
> Hmm this is really a nice idea, I've never heard of Jawin until now. 
> 
>

I highly recommend it - it works pretty well, it's stable, mature, and 
most of all free :-) Sure, it has a well-known range of problems, e.g. 
with calls to functions that require structs, but as it happens most of 
the automation interfaces don't use them. I've been using it for 
Java-Windows integration on various occasions, solving such "taboo" 
problems like reading/creating Windows shortcuts, file conversion, 
reading Outlook mail etc.

It works also with DLL's, although this is a bit more involved... It 
uses an extensible marshaller/de-marshaller, so if you know COM pretty 
well you can extend it to handle any conceivable parameter types.

-- 
Best regards,
Andrzej Bialecki

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Software Architect, System Integration Specialist
CEN/ISSS EC Workshop, ECIMF project chair
EU FP6 E-Commerce Expert/Evaluator
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FreeBSD developer (http://www.freebsd.org)




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