The xtra adds the functionality of COM Automation technology to Macromedia Director's Lingo. Have you ever write a macros in Microsoft Word or Excel. With VbScript xtra you can write and execute Word macroses right from Lingo.
The main idea of ActiveCompanionSet is to bundle several xtras developed to provide complete support for COM, OLE, ActiveX technologies for Macromedia Director. The key component of the ActiveCompanionSet is the renewed VbScriptXtra (version 2).
VbScriptXtra allows you to use Lingo in the same way as VbScript to automate applications. Full control over Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Office, Internet Explorer, ADO, ADOX, ADOMD, DAO, system shell and other software and system components right from Lingo.
Shipped within ActiveCompanionSet.
Among others, VbScriptXtra includes wrapper objects for different types of data. The current version includes wrapper for binary (BLOB) data, wrapper for date/time data. These wrappers are free. See the License Agreement for more details.
The ActiveCompanionSet currently includes VbScriptXtra, revised ObjectBrowserXtra and new OLE xtra. Further versions of the ActiveCompanionSet will include ActiveX visual controls support.
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