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how to control other windows applications??

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basically i need to write a VC program which can control other windows applications.

for example, i would like this program to launch winword, and let it open a *.doc file, and then invoke its "save as" menu item to save the file as text format.

how would i automate this process in a VC program?
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open ClassWizard
click on  "newClass" button
select from type lib
file open dialog will be shown
select type librAry you need
(Excel8.olb forExcel 97, msacc8.olb for Access 97 etc.)
and add neccessary classes to your project
ClassWizwd will create wrapper class to automate objects you need

The exact sequence of calls needed for doing what you need can be found in Office VBA help.
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Hi.

Well there a good example for you question in :

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q238/6/11.asp

Hope it will work :)

     Eran
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Hi.

Well there a good example for you question in :

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q238/6/11.asp 

Hope it will work :)

     Eran
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by:BBB
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Hi there,
I appreciate all the clues...

But my question is more generic: I want to control other windows applications automatically in my program. I took winword as an example. So assume other windows application do not support OLE, etc kind of thing, how would I control these applications?

There are something called hook in windows. But I am not sure how to use them.

Thanks
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