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The Registry, DDE & LinkTopic

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I am using Win'95, VB5, and various versions of Excel.

I have two questions:

1) Where do you look in the Win'95 registry to find out if an application is
   installed on a PC? e.g. Excel so I can get the path for the .exe

2) When I want to DDE to Excel, what is the correct syntax when setting up the LinkTopic
   property when the spreadsheet isn't called sheet1 and is in a different directory?
   
Thanks.
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eggs,
1. Why registry? you can use findfile to get the the path, either from explorer or in vb.

2. When you are doing DDE, you need to have excel running and the worksheet loaded. so you refers the name of the sheet if it is not called sheet1.

If you have additional questions, let me know.
Regards
Dalin
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Thanks for the reply.
Fair enough for 1)
As for 2) I am rewriting this app that was previously written in Visual dbase, where one command initiated the link, found excel wherever it was, and opened the spreadsheet required. The problem is that sometimes the spreadsheet 'overruns' so that another sheet is required which uses totals from the first etc. I'm a little disappointed if this is the only way to solve my problem.
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