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Using DDE with AutoIt

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A while ago someone asked about using DDE in AutoIt scripts and recieved no answer. I, too, need to control an old application that only knows DDE and is not easily tamed by AutoIt's usual means.

The programm DDE-Query from, available as binary and source allows you to open a DDE channel to any running application and can in turn be controlled by AutoIt.

Maybe there is a more straightforward way to implement this functionality (some DDL call?), but I do not know that much about windows programming and windows internals. I first thought about using VBscript since it is built right into windows, but it does not support DDE.

So it's a kluge, but hey, it works :lmao:

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