|Subject:||Write forms values to external file, then execute a program?|
|Posted by:||john (jsuebers…@gmail.com)|
|Date:||23 Sep 2006|
I'm trying to develop fast, simple, html-based front ends
for some Windows application programs. My idea:
1. Use html forms to let users supply run parameters (title,
run options, etc.)
2. When the user presses a submit button:
a. The selected options for all the form fields are
written to an external file (e.g., c:\project\input.txt)
b. The application program, say, prog.exe, is executed.
This program then reads the run parameters from the file
input.txt and proceeds.
Here are examples of the kinds of forms I might use:
<input type="text" name="run_title">
Is it possible to do steps 2a and 2b above? If so, does it
As is probably obvious, I'm just an application programmer,
and a newbie when it comes to html etc.
Thanks in advance!