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

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Thu Apr 28 21:34:07 CDT 2005

On Thu, 2005-04-28 at 21:44 +0200, Alexander Gnauck wrote:
> 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
> control.

Right, I'm just not sure if one exists. Oh man, I really don't want to
write a light-weight browser component for MFC! Are you considering
gecko lightweight? What did you finally end up implementing?

Also, any thoughts or examples of use of the IE control for display?



> 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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