My company is looking to re-write a search component that is
currently implemented as a Windows OCX. The component will be used
primarily in applications, but it's seen as a significant plus if
it can be hosted in web pages too. We're considering doing it as an
OCX again but obviously that would limit it to Windows. Being
limited to Windows is actually OK as far as apps are concerned
(given our market) but it would be a big plus if the web
incarnation was cross platform. So I was wondering if Flex/AIR
might be a possible solution.
Can AIR be used to develop a component rather than a full
app? If yes:
Is it possible to embed such a component in a Visual C++ app
(rather than dotNet)?
Can the component also be built as a (Flex?) browser widget?