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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Is there a way to avoid that the hidden Excel window will be shown when another instance is opened / attached externally?

Example:

#include <Excel.au3>
#include "..\Office\Outlook\OutlookEX.au3" ;adjust this path!

Global $hGUI = GUICreate("Test")
GUISetState()

Global $aField9[2] = [9, $xlTextFormat]
Global $aFieldInfo[1] = [$aField9]
Global $oWorkbook = Null, $oExcel = _Excel_Open(False, False, True, False, True), $oOutlook = _OL_Open()
Global $sWorkbook = @ScriptDir & "\Test.txt", $sExcel = @ScriptDir & "\Test.xlsx"
$oWorkbook = _Excel_BookOpenText($oExcel, $sWorkbook, 2, $xlDelimited, Default, True, ",", $aFieldInfo, ".", Default, Default, 65001)

$iRows = $oWorkbook.ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Rows.Count - 1
$iColumns = $oWorkbook.ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Columns.Count - 1


$oOutlook_Mail = $oOutlook.CreateItem(0)
With $oOutlook_Mail
    .To = ""
    .CC = ""
    .BCC = ""
    .Subject = "Test"
    .Attachments.Add($sExcel, 1, 1)
    .Display
EndWith

Do
Until GUIGetMsg() = -3

_OL_Close($oOutlook)
_Excel_Close($oExcel, False, True)

 

When I start the script it will load the comma separated text file hidden in the background, open a new Outlook window and attach an Excel file.

Now, when I double click the attachment in the Outlook window to open the attachment also the hidden Excel window is shown.

How can I avoid that the hidden window is shown?

 

I'm using Office 2013.

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Can't you close Excel before displaying the mail item?


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No, the text file opened by Excel is needed to display data according to the selection made by the user.


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Maybe

$oExcel.Windows($oWorkbook.Name).Visible = False

after _Excel_BookOpenText does the trick? This is executed when $bVisible is set to False for function _Excel_BookOpen.


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That's not working because the Excel functions after this trick will not work anymore

Getting an em

A COM error as been triggered
Number is: 80010105
Scriptline is: 292
WinDescription is: The server threw an exception

 

If I'm inserting the line just before the $oOutlook_Mail = $oOutlook.CreateItem(0) then the hidden Excel window will be shown but the content is not visible.

 

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How many Excel instances are running after the user opened the Excel attachment from the Outlook mail?


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In this case I'm the user. ;)

 

At the beginning no Excel instances are running.

After starting the script only one instance caused by $oExcel = _Excel_Open(False, False, True, False, True).

Still one instance after text file load

When clicking on the attachment still one Excel instance but two Excel windows are visible now.

 

Excel will be opened with the /dde parameter.


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   Excel will be opened with the /dde parameter.

Can you please describe what that means?


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Another question:
Why does the user need to double click the attachment? Can't you just open the original file?


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Can you please describe what that means?

When I look in the registry how Excel.exe is opened then I see the /dde parameter. I just want to mention it.

 

Another question:
Why does the user need to double click the attachment? Can't you just open the original file?

Don't ask why a user needs to double click on the attachment. Probably because it is there or just want to check the content before sending it.

 

Some more background information. My scripts takes a huge comma separated text file, loads it using Excel, makes several sorting and filtering to display the data.

The user has the option to save the generated output as an Excel file or mail with the attachment.


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I'm sure it's me but I still don't get why you can't close Excel after having done all the processing and before creating the mail.
When the user decides to open the attachment then Excel is started again.


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I'm sure it's me but I still don't get why you can't close Excel after having done all the processing and before creating the mail.
When the user decides to open the attachment then Excel is started again.

Because the hidden Excel holds the data which is used to display the information. The Excel table holds all the rack information for all the coordinates. The user selects the coordinate and my tool displays the rack with all devices.

Neither I cannot show the code nor some data which is not needed to show my problem. Sorry.


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I just tried your example script with AutoIt 3.3.12.0 and Office 2010 on Windos 7 32 bit.
I get two Excel icons in the task bar but can not switch to the hidden worksheet (test.txt).

 

 


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This code removes one of the two Excel icons but you now no longer can switch to Excel using alt+tab.

#include <Excel.au3>
#include <OutlookEX.au3>

Global $hGUI = GUICreate("Test")
GUISetState()

Global $aField9[2] = [9, $xlTextFormat]
Global $aFieldInfo[1] = [$aField9]
Global $oWorkbook = Null, $oExcel = _Excel_Open(False, False, True, False, True), $oOutlook = _OL_Open()
Global $sWorkbook = @ScriptDir & "\Test.txt", $sExcel = @ScriptDir & "\Test.xlsx"
$oWorkbook = _Excel_BookOpenText($oExcel, $sWorkbook, 2, $xlDelimited, Default, True, ",", $aFieldInfo, ".", Default, Default, 65001)

$iRows = $oWorkbook.ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Rows.Count - 1
$iColumns = $oWorkbook.ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Columns.Count - 1


$oOutlook_Mail = $oOutlook.CreateItem(0)
With $oOutlook_Mail
    ;   .To = ""
    .CC = ""
    .BCC = ""
    .Subject = "Test"
    .Attachments.Add($sExcel, 1, 1)
    .Display
EndWith
$oExcel.Windows($oWorkbook.Name).Visible = False
Do
Until GUIGetMsg() = -3

_OL_Close($oOutlook)
_Excel_Close($oExcel, False, True)

 


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Thanks water but the invisible Excel window which will be visible isn't control able anymore until script is closed.


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I think this is caused by the way you call _Excel_Open and set parameter $bInteractive to False.
Try to set this parameter to True.

Global $oWorkbook = Null, $oExcel = _Excel_Open(False, False, True, True, True), $oOutlook = _OL_Open()

 


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Now the Excel windows is control able but also close able which is fatal for the script.

The best solution would be that the Excel instance which will be created as invisible stays invisible. All other solutions are not 100% safe.

 

Thanks.


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The workbook created by _Excel_BookOpenText stays invisible here (I'm running Office 2010).
I use the following stripped down script:

#include <Excel.au3>
#include <OutlookEX.au3>

GUICreate("Test")
GUISetState()

; Excel part
Global $aField9[2] = [9, $xlTextFormat]
Global $aFieldInfo[1] = [$aField9]
Global $sWorkbook = @ScriptDir & "\Test.txt"
Global $sExcel = @ScriptDir & "\Test.xlsx"
Global $oExcel = _Excel_Open(False, False, True, True, True)
Global $oWorkbook = _Excel_BookOpenText($oExcel, $sWorkbook, 2, $xlDelimited, Default, True, ",", $aFieldInfo, ".", Default, Default, 65001)
; Create Outlook mail
Global $oOutlook = _OL_Open()
$oOutlook_Mail = $oOutlook.CreateItem(0)
With $oOutlook_Mail
    ;   .To = ""
    .CC = ""
    .BCC = ""
    .Subject = "Test"
    .Attachments.Add($sExcel, 1, 1)
    .Display
EndWith
$oExcel.Windows($oWorkbook.Name).Visible = False
Do
Until GUIGetMsg() = -3
_OL_Close($oOutlook)
_Excel_Close($oExcel, False, True)

So with Office 2013 Excel still displays test.txt and test.xlsx when the user opens the mail attachment?


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This seems to work for this snippet of code but not for the complete app. I need to check why...

Thanks.


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It is somehow possible to check whether the Outlook window was closed / Send button was pressed?


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Local $oWorkbook = $oExcel.Workbooks.Open($sFilePath, 0, $bReadOnly, Default, $sPassword, $sWritePassword) If @error Then Return SetError(3, @error, 0) $oExcel.Windows($oWorkbook.Name).Visible = $bVisible ; If a read-write workbook was opened read-only then return an error If $bReadOnly = False And $oWorkbook.Readonly = True Then Return SetError(4, 0, $oWorkbook) Return $oWorkbook EndFunc ;==>_Excel_BookOpen_NoUpdate Func _GenerateGraph() RunWait(@ScriptDir & '\GraphViz238\bin\dot.exe -Tpng "' & @ScriptDir & '\' & $MyName & '.gv" -o "' & @ScriptDir & '\ExcelLinksMapper.png"') EndFunc ;==>_GenerateGraph Func _WriteHeader() __OutLine(0, "digraph main {") EndFunc ;==>_WriteHeader Func _WriteNodes() Local $aResult, $iRows, $iColumns, $iRval Local $iLoop, $sStyle __OutLine(1, "// Nodes") $iRval = _SQLite_GetTable($sSQLiteDB, "SELECT name, fileexists FROM nodes;", $aResult, $iRows, $iColumns) If @error Then ConsoleWrite("_WriteNodes()" & @CRLF & "_SQLite_GetTable") If $iRval = $SQLITE_OK Then For $iLoop = 1 To $iRows If $aResult[($iLoop * 2) + 2] > 0 Then $sStyle = "normal" Else $sStyle = "missing" EndIf __OutNode($aResult[1 + (2 * $iLoop)], $sStyle) ;; Next Else MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "SQLite Error: " & $iRval, _SQLite_ErrMsg() & @CRLF & "in _WriteNotes() calling _SQLite_GetTable()") Exit EndIf EndFunc ;==>_WriteNodes Func __OutNode($sName, $sStyle = Default) If $sStyle = Default Then $sStyle = "Normal" Switch StringLower($sStyle) Case "missing" __OutLine(1, __MakeName($sName) & ' [label="' & StringReplace($sName, "\", "\\") & '",color=red,fontcolor=red,shape=octagon];') Case Else ;"normal", Default __OutLine(1, __MakeName($sName) & ' [label="' & StringReplace($sName, "\", "\\") & '",color=black,fontcolor=black,shape=box];') EndSwitch EndFunc ;==>__OutNode Func _WriteLinks() Local $aResult, $iRows, $iColumns, $iRval Local $iLoop, $sStyle, $aCount __OutLine(1, "// Links") $iRval = _SQLite_GetTable($sSQLiteDB, "SELECT name1, name2 FROM links ORDER BY name1 ASC, name2 ASC;", $aResult, $iRows, $iColumns) If $iRval = $SQLITE_OK Then For $iLoop = 1 To $iRows __OutLink($aResult[1 + (2 * $iLoop)], $aResult[2 + (2 * $iLoop)]) Next Else MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "SQLite Error: " & $iRval, _SQLite_ErrMsg()) Exit EndIf EndFunc ;==>_WriteLinks Func __OutLink($sName1, $sName2, $iWeight = 1) __OutLine(1, __MakeName($sName1) & ' -> ' & __MakeName($sName2) & ';') EndFunc ;==>__OutLink Func _WriteFooter() __OutLine(0, "}") EndFunc ;==>_WriteFooter Func __OutLine($iTabs, $sText) Local $iLoop If $iTabs > 0 Then For $iLoop = 1 To $iTabs FileWrite($hOutfile, " ") ;ConsoleWrite(" ") Next EndIf FileWriteLine($hOutfile, $sText) EndFunc ;==>__OutLine Func __MakeName($sText) Local $sNewName = StringReplace($sText, "\", " ") $sNewName = StringReplace($sNewName, "/", " ") $sNewName = StringReplace($sNewName, "'", " ") $sNewName = StringReplace($sNewName, '"', " ") $sNewName = StringReplace($sNewName, ':', " ") $sNewName = StringReplace($sNewName, '.', " ") $sNewName = StringReplace($sNewName, '-', " ") $sNewName = StringReplace($sNewName, '$', " ") $sNewName = StringStripWS($sNewName, 8) Return StringLower($sNewName) EndFunc ;==>__MakeName  
    • Dimmae
      By Dimmae
      Hello,
      at first: i'm new here, so please forgive me my mistakes, and show them to me, just that i can learn to do better in the future.
      Now to my Problem: i have an excel sheet, where i just need some columns for further actions, but i have no idea how to add single columns to a new array.
      I found the following code(the one i just added as a file) from 'water' in this forum, but i wont get how i could add multiple columns into a new array.
      The biggest problem in my situation is that i dont know the count of the rows i need for the array, i just got a fix number of rows, which is 4.
       
      Hope you can help me, and sry again for this 'unlucky illustration'.
       
      btw: how can i add code shown as code here, instead of posting it as a attached file?.
       
       
       
      autoit-select-column.au3
      defects.xlsx
    • LoneWolf_2106
      By LoneWolf_2106
      Hi,
      i have an error:
      ==> The requested action with this object has failed.: $iRowCount = .Range(.Cells(1, 1), .Cells($oRangeLast.Row, $oRangeLast.Column)).Rows.Count $iRowCount = .Range(^ ERROR  
      My code is:
      $oRangeLast = .UsedRange.SpecialCells($xlCellTypeLastCell) Sleep(1000) $iRowCount = .Range(.Cells(1, 1), .Cells($oRangeLast.Row, $oRangeLast.Column)).Rows.Count Sleep(1000) _Excel_RangeWrite($oWorkbook_1, $oWorkbook_1.ActiveSheet,$aFileList[$i][2] , "AB3:AB"&$iRowCount) I have added some sleep because the application was crashing more often before, so i thought to slow down the code execution.
      But i didn't solve the issue.
      Has anyone an idea of what the problem might be?
      Thanks in advance.
    • water
      By water
      Extensive library to control and manipulate Microsoft Excel charts.
      Written by GreenCan and water.
      Theads: General Help & Support - Example Scripts
      BTW: If you like this UDF please click the "I like this" button. This tells me where to next put my development effort

      KNOWN BUGS (last changed: 2017-07-21)
      None. The COM error handling related bugs have been fixed.
       
    • LoneWolf_2106
      By LoneWolf_2106
      Hi,
      i have a problem with the deletion of an empty row in Excel.
      My code:
       
      If $vRow_2 = "" Then _Excel_RangeDelete($oWorkbook_1.ActiveSheet,"2", $xlShiftUp,1) EndIf I want to delete the second row. $vRow_2 is an empty cell, "A2".
      After running the code, the second row is not deleted.
      I have tried also:
       
      If $vRow_2 = Null Then _Excel_RangeDelete($oWorkbook_1.ActiveSheet,"2", $xlShiftUp,1) EndIf But it doesn't work.
      Any suggestion?
      Thanks in advance.