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in reply to Win32::OLE alternative for Windows 7?

What specifically about Win32::OLE "no longer works since Windows 7"? I'm using Win32::OLE for automation with Excel 2010 and Outlook 2010 on Windows 7 with Strawberry Perl 5.12.3 and there are no issues.

Note I originally wrote the scripts with Active Perl 5.10.1 on Windows XP to interface with Outlook 2003 and Excel 2003 and have not had to make a single update due to the 'move' (Perl distributions/versions, Windows versions, program versions).

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Re^2: Win32::OLE alternative for Windows 7?
by aplonis (Pilgrim) on Jan 25, 2012 at 22:03 UTC

    My CUFP at...

    Screensaver defeat for Win32

    ...opens and runs but has no effect on defeating the screensaver in Win7. It worked always before on 2000, XP and Vista by periodically sending keystrokes for scrolllock or null.

    Mostly I have always run it as an EXE exported from PP. I have no level of detail other than that. I simply called and used the module, dullard that I am. This is via experience from work. I have no Win7 machines at home. I'll try to borrow one and explore further.