Here are some sample programs that show how EZ JCom can be used
in various ways. These samples are for the Java-to-COM
direction. (The COM-to-Java direction is too simple in
EZ JCom to need any samples - you select the Java methods/fields you
want, build the COM component, then reference it
from your C# or VB IDE and start using the methods/fields, done!)
Basic COM objects
EZ JCom can be used to interface to standard COM objects that
do not include UI. For instance, COM objects that provide a service.
The following sample shows how to
do this from a simple Console based program.
Controlling Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer exposes a COM interface, that allows
other programs to start up an instance of Internet Explorer,
navigate to various URLs in this instance, and shut it down.
The link below shows a sample main program that automates
Internet Explorer via its COM interface.
The classes InternetExplorer and IWebBrowserApp
used in this sample are automatically generated
by EZ JCom. EZ JCom also generates the documentation
for these classes from the COM documentation.
More sample Java programs for Internet Explorer
are available at the
Internet Explorer Samples page.
Java API for Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
Samples Java programs for Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word are
provided at the Microsoft Excel and
Microsoft Word pages.
COM objects with a UI
Some COM objects have a UI (commonly known as ActiveX
controls.) EZ JCom can also be used to access such COM
objects, by embedding them in an AWT or a Swing program.
Playing Flash (.swf) videos in a Swing program
The link below shows how to embed the Flash ActiveX in
a JFrame, and how to play movies in that JFrame.
Windows Media Player embedded in a Swing program
The link below shows how to embed the a Windows Media
Player API in a JFrame.
Embedding Internet Explorer in a Swing program
Internet Explorer also includes an ActiveX component
that can be embedded in and used from other programs.
Now, with EZ JCom, this ActiveX is also available
to Java programmers.
The link below shows how to do this.
Here is a snapshot of a Swing UI with an
Internet Explorer ActiveX control embedded within it.