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Hi Guys,

 

I have the below code which works fine for me but for one problem.

It locks the existing already opened excel sheets. Is there a way to use getobject for the below code with new instance of excel so it does not disturb already opened excels.

#include <GUIConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
;
; Embedding an Excel document inside an AutoIt GUI
;
; Limitations:
;
; 1. Integrating the GUI Menu with the Objects Menu does not work.
;   (they have seperate menu bars)
;

; Initialize my error handler
$oMyError = ObjEvent("AutoIt.Error", "MyErrFunc")

;~ $FileName=@ScriptDir & "\Worksheet.xls"
$FileName = "C:\Users\Demo.xlsm"

$oExcelDoc = ObjGet($FileName, "Excel.Application") ; Get an Excel Object from an existing filename

If IsObj($oExcelDoc) Then
    GUICreate("Embedded ActiveX Test", 640, 580, (@DesktopWidth - 640) / 2, (@DesktopHeight - 580) / 2, $WS_MINIMIZEBOX + $WS_SYSMENU + $WS_CLIPCHILDREN)

    $GUI_ActiveX = GUICtrlCreateObj($oExcelDoc, 1, 95, 400, 300)

    For $Bar In $oExcelDoc.CommandBars
        If $Bar.Enabled = True Then $Bar.Enabled = False
        If $Bar.Visible = True Then $Bar.Visible = False
    Next
    $oExcelDoc.Application.DisplayFormulaBar = False
    $oExcelDoc.Application.CommandBars("Shadow Settings").Visible = False
    $oExcelDoc.Application.DisplayScrollBars = True
    $oExcelDoc.Application.DisplayStatusBar = False
    ControlHide("Embedded ActiveX Test", "", "[CLASS:EXCEL2; INSTANCE:1]")
    ControlHide("Embedded ActiveX Test", "", "[CLASS:EXCEL2; INSTANCE:2]")
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW) ;Show GUI

    ; GUI Message loop
    While 1
        $msg = GUIGetMsg()
        Select
            Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE ;or $msg = $GUI_FileExit
                ExitLoop
        EndSelect
    WEnd

    GUIDelete()

    ; Don't forget to close your workbook, otherwise Excel will stay in memory after the script exits !
    $oExcelDoc.Close(0) ; Close the Excel workbook - Save prompt will not open

EndIf


Exit

; This is my custom error handler
Func MyErrFunc()
    $HexNumber = Hex($oMyError.number, 8)
    MsgBox(0, "AutoItCOM Test", "We intercepted a COM Error !" & @CRLF & @CRLF & _
            "err.description is: " & @TAB & $oMyError.description & @CRLF & _
            "err.windescription:" & @TAB & $oMyError.windescription & @CRLF & _
            "err.number is: " & @TAB & $HexNumber & @CRLF & _
            "err.lastdllerror is: " & @TAB & $oMyError.lastdllerror & @CRLF & _
            "err.scriptline is: " & @TAB & $oMyError.scriptline & @CRLF & _
            "err.source is: " & @TAB & $oMyError.source & @CRLF & _
            "err.helpfile is: " & @TAB & $oMyError.helpfile & @CRLF & _
            "err.helpcontext is: " & @TAB & $oMyError.helpcontext _
            )
    SetError(1) ; to check for after this function returns
EndFunc   ;==>MyErrFunc
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You could check the Excel UDF that comes with AutoIt. Have a look at function _Excel_Open and how it processes parameter $bForceNew.

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Yes, but to create a new instance you need to call ObjCreate.
This creates the Excel application object. Using this object you then open the Excel workbook. This workbook object is then used in your GUI.
IIRC there are examples on the forum for either Excel or (with a similar approach) MS Word.

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ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
OutlookEX (NEW 2021-06-14 - Version 1.6.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (2021-04-13 - Version 1.4.0.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
PowerPoint (NEW 2021-08-31 - Version 1.5.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
Task Scheduler (2019-12-03 - Version 1.5.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

Standard UDFs:
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Word - Wiki

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How about this? Tested, works :)

 

My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2021-06-05 - Version 1.5.4.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
OutlookEX (NEW 2021-06-14 - Version 1.6.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX_GUI (2021-04-13 - Version 1.4.0.0) - Download
Outlook Tools (2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
PowerPoint (NEW 2021-08-31 - Version 1.5.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
Task Scheduler (2019-12-03 - Version 1.5.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

Standard UDFs:
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki
WebDriver - Wiki

 

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