Microsoft KB Archive/102732
DDE Link Between FoxPro and WordPerfect for Windows
2.50 2.50a WINDOWS
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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.
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
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.
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