I would like to find
out whether Excel is running, and if so, start an ActiveX conversation
with it. (Specifically, I would like to know what workbooks it
has open, and perhaps read some cells from an open workbook.
No writing.) Does anyone know if this is possible?
My application can find what is probably a running instance of Excel with
FindFrame 'Microsoft Excel'
using FindFrame from the supplied WINDOWS workspace. But
couldn't it be fooled by, say, an open Word
document name "Microsoft Excel.doc"? So, question 1:
Is there a more definitive way to see if Excel is running?
And question 2: supposing that Excel is running, can
I use the window handle from above (or whatever evidence I
have) to "connect" to that instance of Excel?