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Professional Excel Development: The Definitive Guide to Developing Applications Using Microsoft® Excel and VBA® by John Green, Rob Bovey, Stephen Bullen

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Chapter 6. Dictator Applications

Dictator applications take control of the entire Excel session, modifying the user interface to make it appear and behave like a normal Windows program. By doing this, the applications can leverage Excel's rich user interface features and/or make extensive use of Excel's calculation engine and analysis features, while maintaining a high degree of control over the user. This chapter explains how to create a simple dictator application, providing a basic template from which you can build your own. Later chapters in this book add more features to the basic application we present here.

Structure of a Dictator Application

As mentioned in Chapter 2 — Application Architectures, most dictator applications have the following ...

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