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Author Topic: FB skeleton code for making generic XLL files for use with Excel 32 Bit  (Read 375 times)

Eigil Dingsor

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Hi,
I've programmed  xll files for Excel in PowerBasic for more than 20 years. At some stage I'll have to switch to  Excel 64 bit and then my Excel 32 bit add-ins will become obsolete. In order to stay ahead I've started to convert my PB code to FB since PB is only 32bit. At first into FB 32 bit code.
The enclosed zip file contains the neccesary files that enables you to make your own Excel add-ins.

Eigil
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Andrew Lindsay

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Eigil,

Let me say thank you for sharing this with the community.  I have used your framework in PowerBasic many, many times.  It has saved me literally days in processing time over the years, from having spreadsheets that take an hour to process to reduce that down to a couple of minutes or even quicker has been an absolute godsend.

It has literally made an unworkable solution workable, on so many occasions. 

Thank you.

Andrew
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Eigil Dingsor

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Hi Andrew,
Thanks for kind words. I believe in sharing and not re-inventing the wheel over and over again. I'm very new to FB, but like the mix of Basic and C syntax and also the ability to compile c code as static libraries  into final FB code. Saves a lot of re-coding.
Eigil
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