Microsoft KB Archive/102732

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DDE Link Between FoxPro and WordPerfect for Windows

ID: Q102732

2.50 2.50a WINDOWS

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for Windows, versions 2.5 and 2.5a

SUMMARY

The procedure below tests for the establishment of a dynamic data exchange (DDE) link between Microsoft FoxPro for Windows and WordPerfect version 5.2 for Windows. In this scenario, FoxPro functions as a DDE server and WordPerfect functions as a DDE client.

MORE INFORMATION

1. Open a FoxPro for Windows session and issue the following command

   to establish FoxPro as a DDE server:

      DO c:\foxprow\sample\dde\ddedata.app

2. Switch to Program Manager and open a WordPerfect for Windows

   session.

3. Create a document with the following commands and save it

   as INIT.WPM.

      Application (WP;WPWP;Default;"WPWPUS.WCD")
      // The following command would change to
      // reflect the FoxPro table name used in the session
      DDEInitiate(handle;"ddedata";
         "c:\foxprow\sample\organize\dbfs\;TABLE personal" )
      IF (handle = 0)
      // Connection cannot be established
         MESSAGE:="Cannot init conversation with FoxPro"
         NUMSTR(Show;;handle)
         PROMPT("Error";"handle:"+Show+ " - " + Message;1;;)
            PAUSEKEY(Key:Enter!)
         ENDPROMPT
      ELSE
      // A DDE conversation has begun
         MESSAGE:="Connection established!!!"
         NUMSTR(Show;;handle)
         PROMPT("Success";"handle:"+Show+ " - " + Message;4;;)
            PAUSEKEY(Key:Enter!)
         ENDPROMPT
       ENDIF

4. Close the INIT.WPM file. 5. From the Macro menu, choose Play. Double-click the INIT.WPM file.

6. If a DDE session can be established, a dialog box will appear

   with the message "Connection established!!!"

7. If a DDE session cannot be established, a dialog box will appear

   with the message "Cannot init conversation with FoxPro."

WordPerfect is manufactured by WordPerfect Corporation, a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

REFERENCES

For more information on WordPerfect commands and macros, contact WordPerfect Corporation.

To obtain the phone number for WordPerfect Corporation, query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   Microsoft Technical Support and WordPerfect and vendor and phone and
   list

Additional reference words: FoxWin 2.50 2.50a KBCategory: KBSubcategory: FxinteropDde

Keywords          : kb3rdparty kbcode FxinteropDde 
Version           : 2.50 2.50a
Platform          : WINDOWS

Last Reviewed: May 22, 1998
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