Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Questions and Answers about WebExe

WebExe doesn't display my pages the same way that browsers like Internet Explorer do. Why is this?

Unfortunately WebExe's internal browser doesn't support the full range of standards that are now used by current browsers. The program's scope is limited to most of the HTML 3.2 specifications, many popular HTML 4 enhancements and various Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) properties. Therefore Java, JavaScript, DHTML or plugins like Flash cannot be interpreted or displayed by WebExe.

Are there any plans to support Java, JavaScript, DHTML or plugins in the future?

It is unlikely that the integrated browser will be able to work with the specifications mentioned in future versions either. The reason for this is that the resources for WebExe's development can in no way be compared to those available to companies like Microsoft or Netscape. Furthermore, inclusion of these extensive technologies would increase the file size of the browser considerably, which would contrast with the interests of many customers.

Does WebExe support pages with dynamic contents like PHP or ASP files?

Dynamic files are not supported by the program because it would be necessary to provide a complete Web server and interpreter. This would be near to impossible, so WebExe's browser only displays static HTML pages.

May files created using the full version of WebExe be distributed in any quantity and without payment of additional royalties?

Users of the licensed version are allowed to pass output files to others without paying extra fees.

Which additional software is required for starting an exe file that has been created by WebExe?

WebExe files don't require any additional programs to run, because all required components are built into the exe file. The only requirement that should be met is that the user employs a Windows 95 compatible operating system (like Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003 or Vista).

What is the largest possible file I can produce using WebExe?

The largest WebExe file can reach 2 gigabytes in size. However, you should avoid adding single files of several megabytes in size to your project, because loading and decompressing such large files requires a lot of main memory. You therefore run the risk of causing an abnormal termination.

How does the program's demo version differ from the full version?

The demo copy displays that it is an unregistered version, both in the created output files and in the main program hints and text. Furthermore, distribution of files created using the unlicensed program, are prohibited.

By unlocking WebExe's registered version, those restrictions are removed. Once registered, the black section at the bottom of the browser's window and the message-box when closing the output files, are also removed.

Do I have to pay the full price for every new version released?

When only the number behind the point changes, the update will be free of charge for all registered users. Currently this means that anyone who licensed WebExe version 1.x, is not required to pay an update fee until version 2.0 is released, and that is not currently planned. Until then, all upgrades can be freely downloaded from the Web site.

I really like WebExe. How do I order the full version?

Simply complete the WebExe order form on the Internet. The form can be found at the following address:

http://www.webexe.com/order.html

Methods of payment include credit card (Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club), wire transfer, check or cash. Customers from the UK may also license the software using Switch and Solo debit cards.

As soon as your payment arrives, the registration key to unlock the full registered program will be sent to you by E-mail.

I received my registration key. How do I unlock the full version now?

To convert the WebExe demo version into the full version, you should first start WebExe, select "Help" from the main menu and click on "Registration". This will open a window where you can enter your personal license key at the bottom. After typing in your data, unlock the full version by clicking on "OK".

How do I create an autorun function so that my exe file automatically starts when inserting a CD-ROM?

Under Windows, an autorun function can be realized using a simple text file called "autorun.inf". This has to be placed in the root directory of your CD-ROM.

In the simplest case, the structure of a such a file is as shown below. It can be created with any text editor such as Windows Notepad.

[autorun]
open=file.exe

Here you should replace the part "file.exe" with your file name or the path of the exe file to be run when the CD is inserted.

If you look at your Windows CD, or any other data medium with an autorun function, you will notice that they all contain a file called "autorun.inf".

How can I add background music to my HTML pages?

To make WebExe play a sound file each time a page is loaded you may add a <BGSOUND> tag to the HEAD section (e.g. directly behind <HEAD>) of your HTML source code:

<BGSOUND SRC="YourSound.wav" LOOP=1>

Instead of "YourSound.wav" you should insert the name or the path of an existing sound file with an extension of .MID or .WAV. The value after LOOP determines how often the given sound file should be played.

I have read that WebExe doesn't support Java or JavaScript. Is there any other way to realize a MouseOver effect with images?

To create a MouseOver effect which makes a picture change when placing the mouse cursor on it, you have to produce an animated GIF file with two or more images. This gif file should be included in your HTML source code as follows:

<img src="YourImage.gif" ACTIVE>

The important part here is the "ACTIVE" parameter which tells WebExe not to play the GIF animation the usual way, but to show only the first image in the file, followed by the remaining animated images when the mouse cursor is placed over it.