Application.DDERequest method (Excel)
Requests information from the specified application. This method always returns an array.
expression.DDERequest (Channel, Item)
expression A variable that represents an Application object.
|Channel||Required||Long||The channel number returned by the DDEInitiate method.|
|Item||Required||String||The item to be requested.|
This example opens a channel to the System topic in Word, and then uses the Topics item to return a list of all open documents. The list is returned in column A on Sheet1.
channelNumber = Application.DDEInitiate( _ app:="WinWord", _ topic:="System") returnList = Application.DDERequest(channelNumber, "Topics") For i = LBound(returnList) To UBound(returnList) Worksheets("Sheet1").Cells(i, 1).Formula = returnList(i) Next i Application.DDETerminate channelNumber
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