Programming Windows: Hello, DDE (Premium)


DDE was barely documented at first, and it was only natively supported in a handful of applications, at least until Visual Basic arrived. By which point DDE itself had been replaced by a newer technology called Object Linking and Embedding (OLE, which was itself originally based on DDE). But Microsoft kept DDE around, so it eventually became possible to use DDE to create applications in Visual Basic (and elsewhere) that could be the source and/or destination of dynamic data.

Sounds like a neat experiment, no?

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