Using EZ JCom from Unix,Linux,Mac or other machines
Using EZ JCom, COM objects can be accessed from any platform
that provides a Java implemntation.
Please note that by using EZ JCom you will not be able
to actually run the COM object itself on the Unix/Linux/Mac
machine! The COM object runs on Windows, and your Java
program can access it from the Unix/Linux/Mac platform.
Therefore visual UIs of the COM objects cannot
be displayed on the Unix/Linux/Mac platforms.
There are no changes necessary to the Java program
in order to make it run on the Unix/Linux/Mac (remote)
platform. Therefore, the recommended approach
is to get your program fully working on Windows
in the "native" mode.
Once the program is working, you can set up
the provided "Remote Access Service" on the
Windows machine, move your program to
the remote machine, and continue to
use it as you were using it on Windows.
For more details, please read the
documentation topic "Calling COM objects from a remote machine".
In particular, note that when you run the EZ JCom tool, you
must check the checkbox "Build Remote Access file". This
will generate the necessary EZ JCom wrapper files that
will be moved to the remote machine.
The Remote Access Service allows calling COM methods
and retrieving results from the remote machine, as
well as receiving event callbacks.
The Remote Machine does not have to be a non-Windows
machine. The Remote Access Service can also be used for
calling COM objects remotely from other