DDE Plugin

Dynamic data exchange (DDE) is a feature of Microsoft Windows. Provides a protocol through which applications can exchange data of all sorts.

OVERVIEW

The DDE Plugin enables communication between a Servoy Solution and any local or remote Windows DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange) Server .

Dynamic data exchange (DDE) is a feature of Microsoft Windows®.
DDE provides a protocol through which applications can exchange data of all sorts.

With this version of the Plugin you can set up read and write , from and to any DDE Server enabled (MS Windows) applications like:

  • MS Excel®
  • MS Word®
  • MS Access®
  • MetaTrader4®

BENEFITS

  • To interact direct with open applications to read data.
  • To interact direct with open applications to write data.

In fact whenever a user needs to interact with open Windows applications the DDE Plugin will be a great help.

COMPATIBILITY

Smart client Headless client Web client Mobile client NG client
8.0+ 1.6+ * *
7.0+ 1.6+ n/a * *
6.1+ 1.6+ n/a n/a * *

* Only applies when used as ‘client to Windows® server’

DOCUMENTATION

We published our API Specifications for the DDE Plug-in as a future and current reference.

After downloading the DDE Plug-in using our Components Manager a sample solution {servoy_root}/solutions/it2be-examples/it2be-dde.servoy is installed.
You can import the sample solution into Servoy Developer and you will have some (basic) code examples of how to use the DDE Plug-in.

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