[python-win32] win32com Documentation

Jon Peck jkpeck at aya.yale.edu
Fri Feb 29 20:03:21 CET 2008

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 12:02 PM, Jon Peck <jkpeck at gmail.com> wrote:

> Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 14:25:52 +0000
> From: Tim Golden <mail at timgolden.me.uk>
> Subject: Re: [python-win32] Launch a New Instance of Excel
> Cc: python-win32 at python.org
> Message-ID: <47C6C470.1020506 at timgolden.me.uk>
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> > [>>>Peck, Jon] Thanks for the pointer.  It worked perfectly.  But, in
> the
> > spirit of self help, where could I have found DispatchEx documentation
> that
> > would have explained this (other than the website above)?
> One of those perennially unanswerable questions, I'm afraid. A lot
> of the pywin32 stuff is pretty much raw Win32 API. The win32com
> stuff is a little more wrapped, but still fairly much expects you
> to dive into MSDN to find out what you want and then look for
> the equivalent thing in the pywin32.chm file!
> Which is why I try to put things up on my site, and why I and
> others try our best to field questions on this and the main
> Python list. Mark Hammond, Roger Upole and the other contributors
> to the pywin32 extensions do a great job of getting things in
> there and trying to track the moving target that is the Windows
> API. I feel that one way in which the rest of us can contribute
> is to produce documentation at whatever level we can.
> (I have a long-unrealised plan to start a documentation site
> for Python-on-Windows, but as they say: The best-laid plans
> of mice and men... Maybe one day I'll realise it :)
> >>>JKP
> The documentation is the most frustrating part of the win32com library.
> And DispatchEx does not even appear in pywin32.chm (or in the MH book).
> At least I couldn't find it.

Jon K Peck
jkpeck at gmail.com
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