Chapter 22. Controlling Other Applications Using Automation

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What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

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Creating a reference to an automation library

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Creating an instance of an automation server

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Manipulating the objects of an automation server

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Automating Microsoft Word

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Automating Microsoft Excel

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In Hour 16, “Designing Objects Using Classes,” you learned how to use classes to create objects. In that hour, I mentioned that objects could be exposed to outside applications. Excel, for example, exposes most of its functionality as a set of objects. The process of using objects from another application is called ...

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