Application.DDEInitiate method (Excel)
Opens a DDE channel to an application.
expression.DDEInitiate (App, Topic)
expression A variable that represents an Application object.
|App||Required||String||The application name.|
|Topic||Required||String||Describes something in the application to which you are opening a channel, usually a document of that application.|
If successful, the DDEInitiate method returns the number of the open channel. All subsequent DDE functions use this number to specify the channel.
This example opens a channel to Word, opens the Word document Formletr.doc, and then sends the FilePrint command to WordBasic.
channelNumber = Application.DDEInitiate( _ app:="WinWord", _ topic:="C:\WINWORD\FORMLETR.DOC") Application.DDEExecute channelNumber, "[FILEPRINT]" Application.DDETerminate channelNumber
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