_Application.DDEInitiate method

Opens a DDE channel to an application.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel (in Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.dll)

int DDEInitiate(
	string App,
	string Topic
)

Parameters

App
Type: System.String

Required String. The application name.

Topic
Type: System.String

Required String. Describes something in the application to which you're opening a channel — usually a document of that application.

Return value

Type: System.Int32

If successful, the DDEInitiate method returns the number of the open channel. All subsequent DDE functions use this number to specify the channel.

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