DDE Hotlinks in Python

Syver Enstad syver-en+usenet at online.no
Fri Aug 29 23:28:30 CEST 2003

Miguel Hernández Martos <miguel.hernandez at icr-sa.com> writes:

> Hello,
> I have seen an old post (http://dbforums.com/t552213.html) refering to
> the support for dde hot links in win32all. With dde module I can build
> a DDE server that notifies clients (VB and Delphi clients) of changes
> (using SetData method) and it works great.
> The problem is that I also would like to code a Python dde client that
> can be notified of changes from a server. I browsed the source code of
> dde module and I think it can't be done, but I'm not a win32 guru. Can
> anybody tell me if that can be done with dde module bundled with
> win3all?

Hi Miguel, you are quite right that it can't be done with the current
implementation of dde in win32all. I have made a patch to the dde
module that implements dde hotlinks. I sent it to Mark Hammond about a
year ago but I don't think it is included in win32all yet.

I can see if I can locate the patch and send it to you if you are


Vennlig hilsen 

Syver Enstad

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