Here is an example from a Visual Basic client: In the above example, Word launches but does not appear anywhere on the screen. (It does, though, show up in NT's Task Manager, in its list of running processes.) Despite this apparent lack of response, Word is very active and quite capable of doing everything it is told-creating a new document, inserting the message, , saving the file, closing it, and quitting.You can verify this by launching Word the old-fashioned way and opening File1 at the bottom of the File menu after running the sample code.Hi all, I have a macro that executes ~200 queries which modify the data, create some tables etc.
Excel & Word have the Screen Updating method thru which a developer can lock the main window from unnecessarily redrawing itself whilst the macro is being executed. If left alone, redrawing is not only ugly on the eyes it also takes more time for the macro to reach completion.
Although it would be difficult to do an exhaustive test, in theory this should work from any Automation client-Visual Basic, Excel, Power Point, or any other.
The functionality depends on Word, not on the Automation client.
Raise Number:=vb Object Error ERR_WINDOW_LOCK_FAIL, _ Description:="Unable to set a Power Point window lock" Exit Property End If Else ' Unlock the Window to refresh Lock Window Update (0&) Update Window (hwnd) hwnd = 0 End If End Property 'Sample Usage: Sub Long Processing Sub() ' Lock screen redraw Screen Updating=False ' --- Long time consuming code ' Redraw screen again Screen Updating=True ' Also see below article for another example of usage of the code End Sub It's fairly simple to open a Power Point file (*.ppt) for editing using VBA code however opening a Power Point Show (*.pps) file for editing is altogether another matter. Open method and it defaults to open the file in Slide Show mode. The routine below illustrates a manner of woring around the default behaviour and opening the file for editing.
I want to start off this post by thanking everyone who sent in their examples in response to my January request.