using DDE from another application to pass informatio to VB
Posted on 2005-05-04
We have the manual of a application, it has DDE feature.
I dont have a clue how does DDE works, kindly assist how does DDE works in theory. (sample program fron VB end would really help)
I'm not sure what language was used in developing the application, but one thing is for sure, we are going to use VB to
query data from that application.
do we need to do anything on the vb side to also turn on DDE? does it need to be run both way? to tranfer data from the application to VB.
How does the client and server works? (since we are going to query data from that application which one is the server?)
It would be best if we could create a sample program from vb, where in we click a button and data from the application is forwarded and viewed on vb. kindly assist how can we achieve.
in the manual there are DDE commands like