CreateOLEObject in Delphi 8 for .NET

Hi, I´m trying to develop a program automating OLE Applications such as EXCEL or AUTOCAD

I´ve tried this code for EXCEL

       OleApplication :variant;
       OleWorkBook    :variant;

     procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
        OleApplication := CreateOleObject('Excel.Application');

But compiler reports this error :

[Error] Unit1.pas(104): Undeclared identifier: 'CreateOleObject'

When i try similar code for AutoCAD i gets an error in the same method.

What´s wrong ?
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Mohammed NasmanSoftware DeveloperCommented:
CreateOleObject doesn't exist in Delphi 8, as this comment from one of Borland employees
From: Chris Bensen (
Subject: Re: CreateOleObject!?!?
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Date: 2004-11-09 12:02:31 PST

Hi Richard,

CreateOleObject located in ComObj.pas has not been ported to
Borland.Vcl.ComObj.pas. You will need to either use CoCreateInstance or
generate an import assembly with tlbimp.exe or add a reference to the
type library and the IDe will generate the import assembly.



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diordonezAuthor Commented:
OK, thanks  ! you´ve saved me a lot of time.

I´ve decided to downgrade to delphi 7, and it works well
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