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Asp Submit

#1
OK, this must be a very very simple question for ASP programmers to answer.
After I have gathered all the information I want from the user and after
the user has clicked on a submit button, how do I make an operating system
style call on the server.

Now, I have already figured out how to create a function call in the ASP
development environment that is called when the user clicks on the submit
button.

So my qesttion is to how to create a system level command through ASP.
Specifically, I am using ASP.NET. Let me explain further. I have just completed
a program that is very simular to the #3 AJAX demo that Joe Strgner has made on
http://asp.net/learn/ajax-videos/ where he gets users to select from a group
of "CascadingDropDown" control extender classes. When the user has selected
from the third drop down control, a label is custom formatted and displays the
group of selected options.

What I want to do is this. After this is done, I want to have a "submit" button
on this page which, when the user presses it, a call is made on the server side
that will include the users selections as parameters.
Something like this, for example:

"CALL SOMEPROGRAM.EXE " selection_1, selection_2

I need to have some information specific to the user included in the submit.
We are on an intranet and each user has an alias. How do I snag this information?
 

fitz

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#2
generally not a good idea.. if you're dead set to do it, and, assuming your server has Windows Script Host, you can run
Code:
<% 
     set wshell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") 
     wshell.run "c:\someprogram.exe" 
     set wshell = nothing 
%>
But, like I said, generally a very bad idea to take input from a user and allow that input to be passed to a program that will execute on the server side.

There used to be a 3rd party component that would allow you to do this as well (ASPExec from ServerObjects) but I can't seem to find it on their website anymore.
 

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