rhersom


A user of our legacy VFP 7 app is finding that the program blows up on the following DDE command being sent to Word 2003 SP2. Older versions of Word 2003 handle the command with no problem.

maxed=DDEExecute(ddehandle,"[If AppRestore()=0 Then AppRestore]")

Any idea where the last few living DDE experts hang out




Re: New Word breaks old DDE code

CetinBasoz


DDE is too old to remember. I prefer automation with createobject and Word.Application instead of WordBasic. Maybe SP2 dropped wordbasic support






Re: New Word breaks old DDE code

rhersom

Yes. Our new SQL Server based product does exactly that. Our older generation product does not. Still in search of actual facts.






Re: New Word breaks old DDE code

rhersom

I have verified that the code does work on my own XP test box with Word 2003 SP2. So this is not a feature drop during a service pack. The customer had multiple newer computers exhibiting these symptoms while older computers still ran correctly.