The first note I wrote on this topic was back in May of 2006. A recent forum inquiry asked about the merits of VMware to host MV DBMS software. I […]
In Part 5 of this unintended series I provided complete details on how to create an Excel Automation Add-in using the COM Shim Wizard from Microsoft. It works for development, […]
I seem to have drummed up a little passion from people still suffering over at my former web host PowWeb. Check here for referrals to my current hosts.
I’ll tell you when I do stuff that’s cool, and when I do stuff that doesn’t quite work at all. Looks like I’m stuck on another issue with .NET. I’ll […]
This is a good question posed in an MV forum. I think this question and answer are good for a more general audience so I’m responding here.
It’s time to call it quits for now. Yup, I give up. I’ve killed an entire week on this, well over 100 hours. I have clients that need attention and […]
Andrew Whitechapel’s generous bloggings on Automation Add-ins and shims are chock full of helpful information. Unfortunately the blog entries are also over two years old and I’ve just found out […]
The task is to create an Excel User Defined Function with managed .NET code. It seems so far that the way to go is with shims which proxy COM requests from Excel […]
I’m continuing my notes here for anyone else who needs to tread through this minefield. At the moment my code is working great on systems that have Visual Studio installed, […]
If you’ve been reading my other blog entries, you know I’ve been working a lot with Excel lately. I worked intensely with this environment several years ago. I’ve found all […]
A long time ago there was a product called CrowFlight that retrieved data into Excel from MV. Some companies still have it and I occassionally get a call from someone […]
I’m highly amused at attempts I’ve seen in public forums to munge email addresses.
We released a new product today, though it’s been on the website for about a month to start drumming up interest – and that it did. NebulaXLite allows MV BASIC […]
I’m updating my map with bits I get from here and there. Unless someone thinks it’s important for me to continue this effort, I’m only going to update once or […]
There are power fluctuations so the network and phones keep going down. Seems like it’s only happening in one part of the building – weird. We’re a couple miles from […]
As of this moment it doesn’t look like the Santiago Canyon fire will be contained anytime soon.
There is only one fire in this area at the moment. I’m posting a map showing the location of the fire and local MV businesses.
This is a response to an inquiry in the U2 tech forum about the need to use [Worksheet$] syntax in a SQL query, and the idea that an Excel worksheet […]
Faced with a migration from your current software package? Lost a client to Oracle, SAP, Quckbooks? Many MV shops lose the war because they aren’t invited to the battles. And […]
Why do I suddenly feel like someone just asked me if this computer thing will really catch on, or if water is a good idea?