Using VMWareTasks without installing VIX API

Mar 4, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Hi,

I am using VMWareTasks for some time, and i was always wondering if it is possible to use it without installing the VIX API.

The VIX API is a pretty big install (over 100 MB), our app is barely 10 MB of install size.

We would like to be able to control VMs without installing the entire VIX API.

 

Has anyone tried this? I believe it is possible if using the C API and P/Invoking it.

 

Thanks

Lior

Coordinator
Mar 4, 2012 at 6:10 PM

In theory it would be possible. I don't know of anyone who tried. Maybe you?

Mar 4, 2012 at 7:03 PM
I may give it a go.

I am wondering if i must use the C library or if i can use the COM lib.

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From: dblock

In theory it would be possible. I don't know of anyone who tried. Maybe you?

Coordinator
Mar 4, 2012 at 7:07 PM

If you use the COM lib you're using VixCOM, which will require installation (registering those COM libs). If you are able to port VMWareTasks on top of the C library, that's where you get what you want.