Get info from another program
[Originally posted by Ray Dean]
I am new to VB but I have written severqal programs that monitor different machines and save the information to Excell.* These programs run 24/7 and contain information that I need in another master program.* I would like to get the contents of a text box from one program and use it in another with the least amount of problems.* I could link to the Excel file but that info is not up to date.
Thank you for any help
Re:Get info from another program
[Originally posted by PM]
You could try a combination of a few items:
1.* Find and activate the window from which you need to pull data (use vb's AppActivate, or a good piece from freevbcode.com call AppActivateByStringPart).
2.* Use vb's SendKeys statement to mimick keystrokes and navigate your way to the item you need.* You can then grab (e.g., with Selection.Copy) and parse/paste where you need
This is a bit klugy, but can be effective, particularly in cases where you can't get other programs to spit out the data you need in a useful format.
Hope this helps.
well another solution is making your programs activex executables and exchange the information through there public classes
i think this would be the most professional solution ,,,,
if you need a quick example let me know ...
Happy coding :-)
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