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Offline MoonKid

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for what is the DDE server?
« on: February 25, 2006, 09:59:14 pm »
for what is the DDE server?

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Re: for what is the DDE server?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2006, 10:04:16 pm »
it allows for the following functionality :

Say file types .xyz are linked to Program ABC

0) say ABC is not running
1) double click in explorer on a .xyz file --> ABC opens and shows/handles that .xyz file
2) double click in explorer on another .xyz file , if no DDE server (or a special wrapper exe), another ABC instance opens and shows/handles the second .xyz file; NOW in case of a DDE server (the program ABC runs that DDE server) the second .xyz file is opened by the first and only instance of ABC

This is probably something like 80% correct ;-) , but simple put, it's something like that.