Excel sheet as gadget




    I would like to put my timetable as gadget on windows vista side bar. is that possible? if yes, how?

    I have vb6 and programming experiences but never used javascript.

    any clue will be appreciated

    Thursday, November 22, 2007 5:26 AM

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  • The Excel automation objects that you would use in VB6 should be accessible through JScript and/or VBScript (yes, you can use VBScript, no it's not the same as VB6 or VB.NET) inside the gadget.  You may even be able to embed GUI controls if they're exposed as ActiveX objects, though I would focus on building an HTML+CSS interface and using the Excel automation objects to read and write your Excel timecard.


    This won't be the easiest gadget you'll ever write, so if this is your first time you're really jumping into the deep end.  Then again, necessity is the mother of invention so if you really want/need your timecard as a gadget and you're motivated enough to write it you'll find a way.

    Thursday, November 22, 2007 5:30 AM