Re: Mathematica and Visual basic
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: [mg10328] Re: [mg10320] Mathematica and Visual basic
- From: John Fultz <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 23:40:51 -0500
> Where might I find resources to link a GUI created in Visual Basic > (version 5.0) to the Mathematica kernel? I would like the user to be > able to enter input into the front-end created by Visual Basic, have > the front-end call the Mathematica kernel to perform calculations and > then return the answer to the front-end. Is there a way to expose > Mathematica's object library via OLE? Mathematica doesn't currently support OLE automation. However, there is a simple example in the Mathematica distribution that does something very similar to what you want to do using the MathLink protocol developed by Wolfram. If you've installed the MathLink Developer's Kit from the Mathematica 3.0 CD onto your system (it's installed by default), then look in the following subdirectory of the Mathematica directory: Addons\Mathlink\DevelopersKits\Windows\UnsupportedGoodies\vbfe32 There's not much documentation that I'm aware of on using MathLink from within Visual Basic, but the sample program here offers a good starting point for a basic GUI front end. Sincerely, John Fultz firstname.lastname@example.org Front End Group Wolfram Research, Inc.