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  • User1448655074 posted

    Hi All

    I'm running a kiosk type setup and need to check if a certain application is running on the client from my server.

    Server is on c# asp.net

    The only way of checking that is by running a http request to the client using


    All my clients are connected to the server via vpn so I can just use the IP of the client.

    Currently I have tried doing this using ajax with the below but I'm getting errors around cross domain which despite my efforts cannot resolve... see https://stackoverflow.com/questions/51235842/http-request-with-javascript-ajax-no-access-control-allow-origin

        url: "http://VPNIPofCLIENT:9192/omxcmd?cmd=position",
        type: "GET",
        crossDomain: true,
        dataType: "json",
        success: function (response) {
            var resp = JSON.parse(response)
        error: function (xhr, status) {

    The return value is just a text/string

    This does seem off as its a http request from the server to the client and not the other way round

    I could probably do this from code-behind in c# and use curl or something but would rather do this on the client side if possible...

    If there anything I can do to get this?

    Monday, July 9, 2018 2:27 PM

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  • User-369506445 posted


    what is the <g class="gr_ gr_89 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling" id="89" data-gr-id="89">omxcmd</g> exactly? what kind of technology do you <g class="gr_ gr_19 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Style multiReplace" id="19" data-gr-id="19">use ?</g>


    Monday, July 9, 2018 2:58 PM
  • User-1171043462 posted

    Try the dynamic script technique for Cross Domain calls work.

    Comment your AJAX call and put this

    	//Create a SCRIPT element.
            var script = document.createElement("script");
            //Set the Type.
            script.type = "text/javascript";
            //Set the source to the URL the JSON Service.
            script.src = 'http://VPNIPofCLIENT:9192/omxcmd?cmd=position&callback=OnSuccess';
            //Append the script element to the HEAD section.

    And then add this function

             function OnSuccess(response) {
    	      var resp = JSON.parse(response)

    Monday, July 9, 2018 5:17 PM
  • User1448655074 posted

    this is real close 

    gives the same error as my original ajax call or with using jsonp

    Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected identifier

    omxcmd?cmd=position&callback=OnSuccess:1 Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected identifier

    return value if successful should be "no player"

    Monday, July 9, 2018 5:58 PM
  • User-1171043462 posted

    Which line is throwing error? Can you please debug in Visual Studio?

    Monday, July 9, 2018 6:21 PM
  • User1448655074 posted

    thanks Mudassar I managed to resolve this by using a webservice (asmx) which containted the http get request and then calling the webmethod using ajax

    Ideally I wanted a pure client side solution using jquery/javascript but this will have to do....

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:53 PM