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Guido Mitschke
12-28-2005, 04:48 AM

I want to embed the MPControl via an VB6-OCX in my BI-application. The application requires that the OCX-window is in the state "windowless".

Is there anyone who has experience in VB6 to place an windowed control onto an windowless control?

Thanks in advance.


12-28-2005, 02:34 PM

What is a BI-application ?

Mappoint creates his own windows handle, so your application does not have to create a window to let it execute.

Guido Mitschke
12-28-2005, 02:40 PM
Hi Wilfried,

What is a BI-application ?

BI = Business Intelligence. We use a very nice tool named QlikView.

I'm not an VB expert, but isn't it possible that Mappoint window uses the handle of my (windowless) Window instead of its own handle?

12-29-2005, 01:13 PM
Hi Guido,

I did a quick look at QLikView. But this seems a normal windows application to me (or maybe I did the look too quick and it is a component ?). However to get back to your original question:

A windowless application is to me an application that does not has a window handle open, so does not have any (hidden) window created. Probably they means something else ? Because I cannot see any reason for an application or a compent to not use in code other components creating (hidden) windows.

Sorry to answer questions with other questions ... But maybe I malundersteand some things...