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Beginning MS Agent: Part 3

  • By Mack Male
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For some reason, although Microsoft Office Assistants use Agent technology, they are special and have better balloons than regular agents. The balloons used by the Office Assistants allow for text input, menu selection and buttons. Regular agents are not capable of those things. However there is an excellent ActiveX control out there that can add this functionality to your agents, called BalloonDialog. The wide range of options this control allows is excellent, and even better, the control only costs $8.95 USD (I assume its in US dollars). For more information, and to see the control in action, visit the web site at:


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This article was originally published on November 20, 2002

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