Integration at Application Level

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Integration at Application Level

Integration at application level allows you to embed the complete interface of XMLSpy into a window of your application. With this type of integration, you get the whole user interface of XMLSpy, including all menus, toolbars, the status bar, document windows, and helper windows. Customization of the application's user interface is restricted to what XMLSpy provides. This includes rearrangement and resizing of helper windows and customization of menus and toolbars.

 

The only ActiveX control you need to integrate is XMLSpyControl. Do not instantiate or access XMLSpyControlDocument or XMLSpyControlPlaceHolder ActiveX controls when integrating at application-level.

 

If you have any initialization to do or if you want to automate some behaviour of XMLSpy, use the properties, methods, and events described for XMLSpyControl. Consider using XMLSpyControl.Application for more complex access to XMLSpy functionality.

 

For an example that shows how the XMLSpy application can be embedded in an HTML page, see HTML Integration at Application Level.

 

In C# or VB.NET with Visual Studio, the steps to create a basic, one-form application which integrates the XMLSpy ActiveX controls at application level are as follows:

 

1.Check that all prerequisites are met (see Prerequisites).
2.Create a new Visual Studio Windows Forms project with a new empty form.
3.If you have not done that already, add the ActiveX controls to the toolbox (see Adding the ActiveX Controls to the Toolbox).
4.Drag the XMLSpyControl from the toolbox onto your new form.
5.Select the XMLSpyControl on the form, and, in the Properties window, set the IntegrationLevel property to ICActiveXIntegrationOnApplicationLevel.

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6.Create a build platform configuration that matches the platform under which you want to build (x86, x64). Here is how you can create the build configuration:

 

a.Right-click the solution in Visual Studio, and select Configuration Manager.
b.Under Active solution platform, select New... and then select the x86 or x64 configuration (in this example, x86).

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You are now ready to build and run the solution in Visual Studio. Remember to build using the configuration that matches your target platform (x86, x64).


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