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Blocking the use of Excel

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My application uses CreateObject("Excel.Application") to create an Excel object with is then used to write data to a number of workbooks.  The problem is when someone double clicks on a .XLS workbook it is opened in my copy of excel.  I don't want this to happen.  My currect solution involves my application determining if there are more workbooks open than it expects and if there are the unwanted workbook is opened in its own copy.  This works for most cases, but if the user attempts to open the same workbook twice My copy of excel displays a dialog (as two copies of the workbook are open) forcing my copy to be visable.  Any ideas anybody.  Thanks.
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pmteixeira earned 280 total points
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Hi wiffen,

supposing you have:

   Dim e As Excel.Application

   Sub xxx()
      Set e = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
                      ' why don't you use Set e = new Excel.Application ????

                     ' try adding this line
      e.IgnoreRemoteRequests = False
End Sub


Hope this helps,

PMT
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by:wiffen
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Thank you ever so much that seems to work perfectly.  It was one of those annoying thing where you know there must be a simple solution but there is no easy way to find it out.  I'm very grateful for your help.  (I agree why do we use Set e = new Excel.Application?)
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