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Re: Mathematica + OLE?

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  • Subject: [mg12798] Re: [mg12769] Mathematica + OLE?
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 04:05:31 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

> In the Mathematica 3.0 book it says that  Mathematica supports "OLE for
> Windows". Does this mean that Mathematica can be called just like any
> other object from within an external program (such as an active server
> page).  If so, do you have to call the mathematica *.exe or does it
> come with a *.dll for use in Windows applications?
> Thanks,
> Michael Harrison

No, it means that Mathematica can serve as an OLE client (container),
although it doesn't currently support all the bells and whistles (for
example, in-place activation).

Mathematica does not presently support OLE Automation, nor can it serve
OLE objects.


John Fultz
jfultz at
Front End Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

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