[jdev] Re: HTML display component for C++ on Windows + Jabber

Alexander Gnauck gnauck at ag-software.de
Thu Apr 28 14:44:26 CDT 2005

Hi Jon,

i was fighting with this before too. When you only want to desplay the
HTML then the IE control would be OK. But when you also wanna use its
editmode to create HTML messages then it really sucks. because it
creates really aweful HTML that is not usable.
The best would to use gecko (mozilla) or some other lightweight (X)HTML


Jon Phillips wrote:
> Hello,
> Has anyone built a GUI class for a chat window output and input for C++
> in a Windows programming environment?
> All the MFC Windows classes for text, richeditctrl, etc, are junk, and I
> want to develop a display and text input for html, so you can have
> images, text with formatting, etc, displayed in a person to person, or
> group chat window.
> Does this make sense, and has anyone developed anything like this?
> I have thought about using the MS Internet Explorer COM object, but it
> is so huge...I think a lighter weight class would be better suited for
> the task. Advice would be appreciated...thx!
> Jon
> Jon

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