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in thread Interact with another program (ala VB)?

thanks a bunch, now i just need to find those object definitions...

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Re: Re: Re: Interact with another program (ala VB)?
by jplindstrom (Monsignor) on Aug 15, 2001 at 14:57 UTC
      There is no OLE interface to any of the existing versions of the AOL software. I would take a look at jplindstrom's suggestion.
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Re: Re: Re: Interact with another program (ala VB)?
by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor) on Aug 15, 2001 at 09:36 UTC
    The object defintions are documented somewhere or another by Microsoft, and the typelib is self-describing and there are programs to browse it. In my experience, it takes both to figure out Office because the docs are incomplete from a technical point, and the defs don't tell you what the function is really for.

Re: Re: Re: Interact with another program (ala VB)?
by joefission (Monk) on Aug 15, 2001 at 17:14 UTC
    You might look at Win32::OLE Browser in the local docs. For me, it is :

    file:///C:/Perl/html/lib/site/Win32/OLE/Browser.html

    Not that it has tons of documentation for the objects (dunno if it even has the AOL objects), but it's pretty cool. It actually browses objects from the web page.