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Using Dynamic Data Exchange (Dde) As An Integration Tool

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1996 Annual Conference


Washington, District of Columbia

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June 23, 1996

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June 23, 1996

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June 26, 1996



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1.509.1 - 1.509.7

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Troy E. Kostek

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This paper has explained the fundamental concepts and terminology associated with DDE and has described two case studies showing how DDE can be used as an integration tool. In today’s integrated manufacturing environment, it is important to be able to share and exchange data from one program application to another, where each application plays a special role in the integration process. Dynamic Data Exchange is the “glue” which enables this level of integration. As a minimum, technical graduates entering the work force should have a basic understanding of DDE concepts and capabilities.

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1. Microsoft Corporation. (199 1). Dynamic data exchange (DDE). Unpublished manuscript. 2. Feldman, P. (1993). Using visual basic 3. Indianapolis, IN: Que publishing. 3. Rockwell Software Incorporated. (1993). Using visual basic and winlinx. Unpublished manuscript. 4. Rockwell Software Incorporated. (1995). WINtelligent Iinx. User’s guide. 5. Gurewich, N. (1993). Teach yourself visual basic 3 in 21 days. Indianapolis, IN: Sams Publishing. —

TROY E. KOSTEK Troy E. Kostek is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Purdue University. Since 1986, Troy has been teaching several senior-level courses in the Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Technology program at Purdue. His main area of interest includes programmable controllers, sensors, and machine vision.

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Kostek, T. E. (1996, June), Using Dynamic Data Exchange (Dde) As An Integration Tool Paper presented at 1996 Annual Conference, Washington, District of Columbia.

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