Application.DDEInitiate method (Word)
Opens a dynamic data exchange (DDE) channel to another application, and returns the channel number.
expression A variable that represents an Application object.
|App||Required||String||The name of the application.|
|Topic||Required||String||The name of a DDE topic—for example, the name of an open document—recognized by the application to which you are opening a channel.|
If it is successful, the DDEInitiate method returns the number of the open channel. All subsequent DDE functions use this number to specify the channel.
This example initiates a DDE conversation with the System topic and opens the Microsoft Office Excel workbook Sales.xls. The example terminates the DDE channel, initiates a channel to Sales.xls, and then inserts text into cell R1C1.
Dim lngChannel As Long lngChannel = DDEInitiate(App:="Excel", Topic:="System") DDEExecute Channel:=lngChannel, Command:="[OPEN(" & Chr(34) _ & "C:\Sales.xls" & Chr(34) & ")] DDETerminate Channel:=lngChannel lngChannel = DDEInitiate(App:="Excel", Topic:="Sales.xls") DDEPoke Channel:=lngChannel, Item:="R1C1", Data:="1996 Sales" DDETerminate Channel:=lngChannel
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