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Creating ICA and HTML Files

The Application Configuration utility generates a basic HTML Web file for you and inserts the base code the Web page needs to embed your application. Of course, you can create your own Web page and simply paste the embedded-application segment into your code, but this utility gives you a kick start. You can use this procedure to create the ICA file and HTML Web file you need to create a link from a Web page to an ALE application called StartWordPad:

  1. Log on to your Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition (with Citrix MetaFrame) machine as a user with local administrative privileges, and invoke Application Configuration using Start, Programs, MetaFrame Tools (common), Application Configuration. (Citrix WinFrame 1.7 stores the Application Configuration utility in the Administrative Tools program group. You can use the utility to create an ICA file, but WinFrame relies on you to insert the HTML code into the ICA file.)
  2. Select StartWordPad. (For more information about how to create this application, see the sidebar "Application Configuration, Step by Step," page 98.)
  3. From the Application Configuration drop-down menu, choose Application, Write HTML File.
  4. When the utility prompts you to choose a level of assistance, choose A lot! Please explain everything and click Next.
  5. Then, choose Create a new ICA file, and click Next. Listing 1, page 94, shows the Basic ICA File that this process generates.
  6. Accept the default application display characteristics, and click Next.
  7. Accept basic encryption, and click Next.
  8. Specify your ICA filename as C:\inetpub\wwwroot\ startwordpad.ica (or your preferred destination folder).
  9. Choose to embed the StartWordPad application, and click Next.
  10. Select Netscape Plug-in/ActiveX control as the Web client type, and click Next.
  11. Choose the size of your embedded-application window. Note that this is the size of the window your browser window will contain. Don't make this value too small, or you'll have a difficult time using the windows through the browser. Click Next.
  12. The utility will prompt you to include verbose comments in your HTML sample page. Choose Yes. You might create your own page later, and you'll need to reference these comments. Click Next.
  13. Type C:\inetpub\wwwroot\startwordpad.html (or your preferred destination folder) to specify the HTML filename that you want to use. Click Next.
  14. Click OK to finish.

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