OLE Automation

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OLE Automation, a Microsoft Windows standard for inter-program communications is supported by EXTRA!. As an OLE Automation server, this product exposes programmable objects like Session, Screen, and Toolbar, whose built-in functionality can be accessed by user-written applications. For example, you could write a PC application that transfers files between different hosts. You would not have to write the file transfer code, but merely invoke the file transfer functionality inherent in host Session objects. To access automation-enabled objects, you must use a macro or programming language that supports OLE Automation, such as the EXTRA! Basic language or Microsoft's Visual Basic 3.0 or later.

You control objects through their properties and methods, using the dot syntax of object.property and object.method. For more information on objects, methods, or properties, choose a topic from the list below.

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