JDK-6613367 : Plugin2: ActiveX bridge Support needs to be added to the new Plugin
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: deploy
  • Sub-Component: plugin
  • Affected Version: 6u5
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Cannot Reproduce
  • OS: windows
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2007-10-05
  • Updated: 2010-04-04
  • Resolved: 2007-11-28
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ActiveX bridge is not working with the new Plug-in. This feature needs to be added to maintain backward compatibility  and this will also help in preventing outside users to file regressions.
- Create axbridge/bin inside the <jre_home>
- Copy the attached dll to the <jre>/axbridge/bin directory
- Register the dll using regsvr32 <dll_file>
- Make sure that <jre>/axbridge/lib is getting created with <dll.jar> getting dumped inside this folder
- Run the attached VB aplication embedded with Java bean, it should get launched properly. if java console property is set to show then Java console should get launched when application is executed.

EVALUATION I believe this issue has been corrected with the integration of the control panel switch for the new Java Plug-In under 6606277 and/or the Makefile work under 6606270. We no longer place the dependent DLLs for the ActiveX bridge under the "bin/unused_plugin" subdirectory, so it should continue to work. Please reopen this bug if this is not the case. Closing as "not reproducible". Note that we should consider rewriting the ActiveX bridge in terms of the new Java Plug-In, but this is something that will need to wait, potentially until we are ready to remove the old plug-in completely.