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DDE in Visual C++

Could some one help me "real fast" on how to implement DDE in Visual C++?
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thresher_sharkCommented:
I suggest you look into these functions and macros:

CDialog::DoDataExchange
BEGIN_MESSAGE_MAP
END_MESSAGE_MAP
CWnd::UpdateData

That should provide you with everything you need to implement DDE.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask! Thanks.
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prasanthCommented:
DDE is NOT Dialog Data Exchange. it is Dynamic Data Exchange - sort of OLE's predecessor. So the DoDataExchange and MESSAGE_MAPs and such are irrelevant.

I don't think there is a "real fast" way to implement DDE. But I suggest taking a look at the DDE samples that come with Visual C++. The can be located in the InfoViewer tab under SDK Samples -> Win32 Samples -> Dynamic Data Exchange Management Library
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zhongbingCommented:
DDE will disappear soon , and will be replaced by ole2.0. so on my opinion, to pay much to learn it is worthless.
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Answers2000Commented:
I didn't think it will disappear, it's just becoming _not_the_recommended_way_ to drive MS  apps.  Plenty of non-MS apps may well keep using it.  There are legacy functions to much older versions of Windows that still live on the API, though strictly speaking MS might consider them "obsolete".

As far as a quick implementation of DDE code

1. C++ (MFC) code
Julian Smart has some classes on the net
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/Members/julian.smart/code.html

I can't vouch for them, as I used approach #2 below, but his other stuff seems to be reasonably good


2. C Code (SDK) style code
Look on MSDN CD-ROM for DDE articles by "Herman Rodent".  I seem to recall these are 16 bit - but I ported them in a project to 32 bit and it was easy (< 1 day) - and they also mixed fine with MFC code in same project.

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dre7606Author Commented:
This site helped out a little, at least now I have an idea of how it is implemented
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TheGodCommented:
DDE message is included in dde.h which is found in include directory. ex)WM_DDE_INITIATE, WM_DDE_TERMINATE ...

I use this message in ON_MESSAGE(..., ...)
ex) ON_MESSAGE(WM_DDE_DATA, OnDdeData) ...
                  ....
    OnDdeData(..., ...)
    {
        ....
    }

and DDE communication use ATOM, GlobalAlloc(..), SendMessage(...)

First, write Data needed in Global memory.
Second, Send DDE Message using SendMessage function.

   
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