OLE: Returning from server application?
Posted on 1997-10-03
I'm using a TOleContainer in my program to add embedded objects to a database. When the user creates a new embedded object, the InsertObjectDialog box appears and opens up the appropriate server application (eg. Word). What I want to do is to save the embedded object to the database when the user returns from the application. How can I tell when the user closes down the application and returns?
I know in Visual Basic that it's OLE container has an Updated event, but Delphi does not. All Delphi has is a modified property. How do I know when to check this modified property to see if the object has changed. I want to check it after the user returns from the server application. But how?
When opening an OLE's server application your program does not stop and wait until the server has closed, it continues to run. That's why putting code to save the object to the database straight after the call to the server application does not work.