Can Java use IE's internet connection?
I'm wondering if its possible for Java apps to use IE's internet connection to access the internet as apposed to writing its own connection code.
The reason I ask is I've just finished writing an NTLM connection code ( used HttpClient) which was reasonably easy to do. However the app now requires my users to put in their proxy details, username, password, domain and proxy url and port. You'd be amazed how many users don't know this information or how to get it.....most of them have pre-built PC's and would need to phone the helpdesk for this (believe me they are a devolved breed).
I was thinking that if I could share IE's connection then I could remove that hassle. I've thought of one way I could do it using JDIC library and its Browser component, I can get HTML page content from the embedded browser but I'm not sure if it will allow me access a file download.......I'll try but in the mean-time if anyone knows of a better way to do this any info would be great.
I did google but no joy, so most likely its not possible and JDIC might be my only option......I'm not looking for any code, just guidance and perhaps a URL or two,
Thanks in advance.