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Software update ActiveX component (VB6)
Bid Request Id: 57558
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Posted by: rmdeboer (3 ratings)
(Software buyer rating 10)
Non-action Ratio: Very Good - 18.18%
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Approved on: Apr 12, 2003
11:01:36 PM EDT
Bidding Closes: May 5, 2003
7:37:34 PM EDT
Viewed (by coders): 496 times
Deadline: 5/30/2003
100% of work completed and accepted. Coder has been paid.
Max Accepted Bid: Bidding is closed
Project Type: Small Business Project: $100 (USD) +
Bidding Type: Open Auction
Categories: Windows, Language Specific, Platforms, Visual Basic, Other
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(0 active users at Aug 1, 2003 1:02:10 AM EDT)

I need an ActiveX component which can do the following:

- (optional) Detecting an Internet connection (Dialup/Cable/xDSL)
- (optional) Automatically connect to the Internet when needed.
- Asynchronously downloads a text file from web server
- Textfile on internet server should have all info for program, like:

Name of software
Major version, Minor version, Revision
Downloadlink to latest version
Free format text block

- Displaying a Win2000 style wizard which guides the user step by step
- Detecting if a newer version is available by retreiving the info in textfile on server
- If update file is already available on local harddisk, goto last step.
- If newer version is available, display info to user
- Give possibility to download the latest version from within program, including:
Downloading xxx of total bytes
Percent of download completed (progressbar)
- Executing downloaded file after user clicks on 'Finish'

- Major: Major remote version
- Minor: Minor remote version
- Revision: Remote revision
- UpdateURL: full link to update
- UpdateText: Free text in remote file

StartCheck(ByVal URL as string): URL with textfile to check
IsUpgradeAvailable(ByVal lMajor As Long, ByVal lMinor As Long, ByVal lBuild As Long) As Boolean:
- lMajor: The current major version of the application
- lMinor: The current minor version of the application
- lRevision: : The current revision of the application

UpdateCheckComplete(ByVal lErrorNumber As Long, ByVal strErrorDescription As String):
Fires when updatecheck has been completed.

Source code in VB6, using standard controls.

See included attached zipfile for an example of the visual presentation of this project.

1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.

2) Installation package that will install the software (in ready-to-run condition) on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.

3) Complete ownership and distribution copyrights to all work purchased.

Windows 9X, NT, 2000, XP

Must be 100% finished and received by buyer on:
May 30, 2003 EDT
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WayneWare Software
(46 ratings)
in Amityville, New York
United States
Bid id: 620,132
$150 (USD) Apr 13, 2003
10:12:38 AM EDT

I have been programming with VB for over nine years now (the last four or so with VB6). I have created many activeX components and have also created many internet enabled applications.

I can create this activeX control for you in VB6. It will have all the features that you request including the ones marked optional. One of the most important things to decide on is the exact format of the text file on the server that has the information that we need to retrieve. It would also be helpful if you could give me the URL where an actual text file containing that info is located and also have a file to be downloaded. If this is not possible then I can set up a directory on my own domain and create some test files to use for testing.

This bid also includes full error handing throughout the program, enough comments in the source code for you to understand how it works, and unlimited Email/IM support.

Please check the ratings and completed projects of those coders that you are considering before choosing.

Thank You,

WayneWare Software

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