DDEInitiate( ) Function

Establishes a dynamic data exchange (DDE) channel between Visual FoxPro and another Microsoft Windows-based application.

DDEInitiate(cServiceName, cTopicName)



Specifies the service name of the server application, which, in most cases, is the name of the executable file without its extension. The default service name for Visual FoxPro is Visual FoxPro. If you are establishing a channel to Microsoft Excel, cServiceName is Excel.


Specifies the topic name. The topic is application-specific and must be understood by the application. For example, one topic supplied by most DDE servers is the System topic. See the application documentation for the service and topic names supported by the application.

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