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AutoCAD Platform Customization: VBA by Lee Ambrosius

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Chapter 12Communicating with Other Applications

Everything up until this point has been focused on learning VBA, automating tasks in the AutoCAD® drawing environment, and manipulating the AutoCAD program itself. The VBA programming language also supports features that can be used to get information from outside of the AutoCAD program.

Using VBA, you can read and write text files that are stored on disc and leverage other libraries registered on your workstation with the ActiveX technology. Microsoft Windows comes preinstalled with a number of libraries that can be used to parse the information stored in an XML file or manipulate the files and directories on the discs that are accessible from your workstation. If you have Microsoft Office installed, ...

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