How to find an COM object in using of pywin32
Alf P. Steinbach
alfps at start.no
Tue Mar 2 09:42:46 CET 2010
* Steven Woody:
> I want to interactive with an OLE application with pywin32. The
> problem is I get totally no idea how to find the object in OLEView and
> how to figure out it's interface.
> With pywin32's example, I even don't understand that in the below statement,
> that where the name 'Excel.Application' comes from? In OLEView
> (Microsoft's COM brower), I cannot find this name.
It's a "programmatic identifier" a.k.a. "progid".
It identifies a COM class and it's used as a readable but more
name-collision-prone alternative to the 128-bit UUID.
You can find the programmatic identifiers in the Windows registry (use e.g.
regedit); often they're not documented.
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