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vrf Excel activeX and yet another Vxl demo

Question asked by gregwale on Feb 2, 2005
I lost the thread of this message, but in case any Excel users are
interested, there is an updated demo version of Vxl that will expire in May
'05 for the only VEE 3rd party add-in for Excel at www.passtechnologies.com. Agilent could create the Shawn script, (which passes the Turing Test)
they could write perfect software and there would be no need for the Shawn
script.

BTW with the Vxl library which is all 100% VEE code, I just checked the
Excel reference in the library and programs that import the library do not
need to check the reference, nor change it for the different Excel versions
at all. It just works with no changes going from Excel 97 forward. It is
really a tribute to the stability of the Excel automation API.

Greg

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Davis, Jeff [mailto:jeff.davis@cdi-es.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 2:16 PM
> Subject: Re: Excel activeX
>
> Like I said back before y2K, Shawn is a bot program and not a real human
> being. The "Shawn" VEE solution generator script is actually being hosted
> up via an Agilent server somewhere in the bowels of the Rocky Mountains.
>
> Agilent programmed the Shawn script to spout forth correct and helpful
> answers with a quality rating of 99.9995%. What you have here is one of
> the rare defects that has been factored in to the Shawn script sigma
> rating. All is well, the script is working as designed.
>
> Jeff Davis
> Lead Test Engineer
> CDI Engineering Solutions Aerospace Technologies
> Embedded Systems and Electronics
> 3137 E Elwood # 160
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>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bern Muller [mailto:bernhard.muller@dlcdesignaudio.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 02:06 PM
> > To: VRF
> > Subject: [vrf] Re: Excel activeX
> >
> >
> > I am awestruck! Shawn seems to be wrong!!!!
> >
> > The very long libid number is identical on both computers,
> > but the Excel 9.0
> > object library reads 8.0  and the Excel9.olb reads Excel8.olb
> > on the Office
> > 97 computer. Changing both of those works.
> >
> > Thanks for the tip, though. I think I'll write something to automate
> > changing that.
> >
> > There is one further hitch. How to do locked run time files?
> > Just convert
> > them always on the office 97 computer, I guess.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Shawn Fessenden" <shawn@testech-ltd.com>
> > To: "'Bern Muller'" <bernhard.muller@dlcdesignaudio.com>; "'VRF'"
> > <vrf@agilent.com>
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 2:36 PM
> > Subject: RE: [vrf] Excel activeX
> >
> >
> > > > Is there any way to automate this?
> > >
> > > Swap the CLSIDs that appear in the .vee file. Check your
> > own sources to be
> > > sure, but version 9 shows up as:
> > >
> > > (device 0 ROOTCONTEXT
> > > (automationRefs
> > > (automationRef 1
> > > (libid "{00020813-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}")
> > > (desc "Microsoft Excel 9.0 Object Library")
> > > (filename "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\EXCEL9.OLB")
> > > (verMajor 1)
> > > (verMinor 3)
> > > (lcid 0)))
> > >
> > > libid is the one you're after. The filename doesn't matter
> > so much, nor
> > > description.
> > > -SHAWN-
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
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