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Since Office 2013 Excel uses the same instance to open Excel sheets.

E.g. if your app starts Excel using COM (Excel.au3) and you open another Excel sheet from windows explorer than this sheet will be attached to your instance.

When you close your app it will automatically close also the other attached sheet.

Is it possible to implement in AutoIt something like this here?

Source: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/25794163-d33b-478b-af6a-7dd0bf437380/how-to-make-sure-that-opening-a-workbook-starts-a-new-excel-process-and-does-not-use-the-existing?forum=exceldev

Process excelProcess = new Process();
            string filePath = @"C:\Users\Person\Desktop\OPen.xlsx";
            excelProcess.StartInfo.FileName = @"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\EXCEL.EXE";
            excelProcess.StartInfo.Arguments = @"/x " +filePath;
            excelProcess.Start();
           Thread.Sleep(10000);
           

            Excel.Workbook workbook = Marshal.BindToMoniker(filePath) as Excel.Workbook;

            Excel.Application excelApp = workbook.Application;

            Console.WriteLine(excelApp.ActiveWorkbook.Name);
            excelApp.Quit();

 

I'm using

_Excel_Open(False, False, True, True, True)

but it doesn't work.

 

Thanks.


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Hi, @UEZ. This opens in a separate process for me, or am I misunderstanding what you're after?

#include <Excel.au3>

$oExcel1 = _Excel_Open()
$oExcel2 = _Excel_Open()

$oWorkbook1 = _Excel_BookNew($oExcel1)
$oWorkbook2 = _Excel_BookNew($oExcel2)

 

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I'm developing an app using Excel COM to display a rack layout according to the Excel sheet data.

My problem is that when I open Excel in my app using

_Excel_Open(False, False, True, True, True)

it opens Excel hidden in the background as a new instance. So far so good but if I'm opening another Excel sheet using windows explorer this newly opened Excel sheet will be attached to the Excel.exe process which I've opened within my app.

When I close my app it will also close the external opened Excel sheet. Ideally would somehow to open Excel COM within a script using the /x parameter and attach the Excel COM to this opened Excel process.

This is what the code above is doing.

 

Imho the instance handling with Excel 2013 is regarding this issue not good solved.

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