Most of your basic compatibility questions can be answered here. The compatibility sections are designed to help users determine if the Bennet-Tec control they have purchased or thinking of purchasing has compatibility with the development environment they are working in. If you are unable to get your question answered here, you can submit your compatibility question from this web site. Click Here to submit your question.
Bennet-Tec Components are designed for the maximum in flexibility. While the majority of Bennet-Tec Developers work in Visual Basic and Visual C++ we try to provide support for the widest possible range of programming environments.
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All of Bennet-Tec's most recent edition components are supported under the following operating systems: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista, and Windows 2008 Server. Windows 7 support has also been released for current editions of MetaDraw and TList, and is expected shortly for our Web Signature component.
Note that TList and MetaDraw can be used on both 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows, but applications using these components must be 32 bit applications ( which can then run on 64 bit systems )
In addition our Web Signature component will run on Windows Mobile / Pocket PC
We currently offer native .NET Winforms editions of both TList and MetaDraw. These have been designed for and tested under Visual Studio .NET - including VB.Net, VC++.Net, and C#.Net.
At this time, we have MetaDraw and TList editions for Visual Studio .NET 2008 as well as older editions.
Bennet-Tec remains committed to continuing support for OCX ( ActiveX ) technology. Our OCX Controls are 32 bit components supported under a very wide range of programming environments.
We have specifically tested our controls within the following environments:
** Certain restrictions apply - please select the appropriate link above for further information
In addition customers have reported successful use of our components within the following additional programming environments
Other environments which support the use of ActiveX components should also be compatible with Bennet-Tec components.
TList, ALLText and MetaDraw have been specifically designed for support under Microsoft FoxPro.
Word and Excel always report themselves in development mode a document is opened. For this reason each users opening a Word or Excel VBA application using Bennet-Tec components must have his / her own individual user license.
While Bennet-Tec does not internally have specific experience working with Clarion, Clarion Wrappers have been written for both TList and MetaDraw use.
See reseller Klarisoft for further details ( http://www.klarisoft.com ) . Klarisoft provides both the wrappers and Clarion specific support.
Bennet-Tec OCX components are designed for support within either standard HTML or ASP web pages. In fact if you go to the web pages for ALLText, TList, MetaDraw or Web Signature, you'll see links to demonstrations of the components within a web page. Web Signature, TList and MetaDraw OCX installation kits also include sample HTML projects.
In a ASP environment the controls may used in either server side or client side mode.
When using a Bennet-Tec component on a web page certain technical procedures must be followed to ensure the component is properly recognized as licensed for such development. Please contact us through our support page for further details
While Bennet-Tec does not have internal expertise with PowerBuilder and we have not tested our components in the PowerBuilder environment ourselves, we have had very positive feedback from users.
One general comment - from a user - PowerBuilder requires that function/methods in our components must be prefixed by the special "Object" keyword .
Instead of: Control.Property - or - Control.Method
While Bennet-Tec is no longer conducting 16 bit development we are happy to continue to offer our past 16 bit VBX Components to developers who need to support a 16 bit ( Win 3.1) environment.
Support for 16 bit VBX Controls is limited to the following programming environments:
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