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3 Minute Overview (pyWin32) [ID:618] (Free) (1/6)

in series: COM and Python with pyWin32

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Here we use pyWin32 to communicate via COM with COM-enabled Windows applications. Our examples use Excel - we send data to it, read data from it and then build a COM server which Excel can talk to.

In these demos I'm assuming you have numerical data that you want to graph - perhaps for science research. You're not limited to numeric data though - COM allows you to pass other data types too of course.

For reference you'll want to buy Python Programming on Win32, it is a great (and the only!) guide for pyWin32.

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Thank you :)

14. Tue, 11 May 2010 08:12

Thanks for taking the time to produce the tutorial videos.

13. cubs sweatshirt Thu, 06 May 2010 08:26

Great introduction, now going to watch the rest of the series. Thanks for your work.

12. masai della mbt Sun, 02 May 2010 09:13

good demonstration,

but i can't found documentation of pywin32 anywere just a book published by the owner of the framework Mr HAMOUND.

If you can put some tutorial's link. thank you

11. masai della mbt Sun, 02 May 2010 09:13

good demonstration,

but i can't found documentation of pywin32 anywere just a book published by the owner of the framework Mr HAMOUND.

If you can put some tutorial's link. thank you

10. Thu, 08 Apr 2010 03:04

This looks interesting.

I have done a bit of Python accesses an Excel spreadsheet to read from or write to, and I am keen to do more.

9. montblanc virginia woolf limited edition ballpoint pen Tue, 12 Jan 2010 18:28

So far so good, but we haven't really started yet :)

8. anonymous Tue, 20 Oct 2009 04:39

look good

7. anonymous Wed, 12 Aug 2009 02:19


sounds good, but I am a Linux user...

It would be great if you could make a series on python and OpenOffice!

.oO( if something like that exists )

nice intro. video. sounds interesting how you can generate a com server within python and supply on system demand.

2. anonymous Tue, 08 Apr 2008 09:16

I was just about to experiment with this area of Python and Windows. I am researching the possibility of using Microsoft Office as the inputs and outputs of a simulation I am writing. This way students wouldn't have to learn a new application, they can just use Excel to input their data, and their results could be output as Excel and PowerPoint that they can modify easily when they brief the instructor.

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