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"6 applets grayed out"

Posted by Larry [terry2113@aol.com] on at 08:33 PM
6 of my example applets, right from the zip file, only show gray boxes. ushoporderbutton, ushoporderbutton2, ushopbrowser, ushopbrower2, ushopsearch, and ushopsearch2. They all work fine under netscape, but under IE, all I get is a gray box

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"RE: 6 applets grayed out"
Posted by Bill Weiner on at 04:44 AM
Those particular applets have one thing in common - they all try to read a data file when they first start up.

Now since you mention that they run fine locally with with Netscape, I think we can eliminate the possibility of the file not getting unzipped properly and/or the data files not existing.

Instead, you may be running into a problem that we have had a few other reports about.... usually in regard to the Search/Browse applets. That is, apparently some people when trying to run those Search/Browse applets off of their local desktop computer - get some "security exception" error. We think this may be related to the browser's search paths on your local desktop computer but are still looking into it. In any case, those applets should run fine for you as soon as you put them on your server and try them out from there.


"applets greyed out"
Posted by Peter Malborn [Malborn@compuserve.com] on at 03:39 PM
Hi!
I am having the same problem as Larry on my local machine. Some of my example applets, right from the zip file, only show grey boxes. e.g. ushoporderbutton, ushoporderbutton2, ushopbrowser, ushopbrower2, ushopsearch, ushopsearch2, and placeorder. I have not tried them under Netscape, but they don't work under IE. Let me know when you have solved the problem.

"RE: applets greyed out"
Posted by Bill Weiner on at 07:00 AM
As per my 10/26/00 posting above, that may have to do with your browser's search paths on your local desktop computer. Here are two options that may resolve the problem:

1) Make sure there are no spaces in any of the directory/subdirectory names leading up to where you unzipped/installed uShop on your local desktop computer.

2) Instead of double-clicking on an HTML file to open it... try starting your browser first and then select "FILE - OPEN" in order to open the HTML file.

Those suggestions may resolve the problem on your local desktop computer for you.... but in any case, those applets WILL work fine as soon as you put them out on your server and try them from there.


"RE: applets greyed out"
Posted by Bill Weiner on at 06:35 AM
If the above two suggestions do not correct the browser's search path on your local desktop computer, then you'll just have to:

1) Use Netscape when testing the applets out from your local desktop computer.

or

2) Just put the applets on your server when you are ready to test those applets out.