Reading from DDE

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Reading from DDE

Post by marwanco » Tue May 09, 2017 3:14 am


Before I start exploring the software , I like to know if it is possible to Read numeric value from application that share numeric values with DDE .

I can read this value from Excel or Calc no problem, this value is a stock price that keep changing every second or so.

Based on these value Price,Volume,ASK,BID I want automate stock trading application that im using.


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Re: Reading from DDE

Post by Support Team » Fri May 12, 2017 9:53 pm

Hello marwanco,

Thank you for posting your question in the forums.

Ranorex uses C# and VB, and it builds console applications that are your automated tests, so anything you do in Ranorex has the full ability of desktop programming and .NET, so you can easily include libraries or references that plug previously written code into your project effectively giving you limitless possibilities.

Here is an article on programming Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) types of communication into an application: ... s.85).aspx

I hope this information is helpful to you, and I look forward to your response.


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