the company I am currently employed at (not as a programmer, more's the pity) requires that I do some very stupid cut and paste from one application to another.
In order to spend more time surfing the web for jokes (and to avoid carpal tunnel sydnrome) I am automating my task.
The background is this: I need to make a VB frontend to run a macro on a program called Outside.exe (some of you may be familiar with this. it's ver. 4.3a and the macro is written in Commbasic 1.0) VB does not need to communicate with Outside.exe for more than 2 things - and that is already worked out (mostly)
The problem is, when trying to initiate a DDE conversation, I need to first find out if "outside.exe" is running. If not, I will simply make a shell call.
Is there a simple way to do this? (I have seen the some documents on the Microsoft knowledge base - holy thousands of lines of code, batman)
Thanks in advance,