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Author Topic: API failing when Excel not primary Focus
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RSummerall1402
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Joined: Jan 02, 2020


Posted: Jan 09, 2020 @ 07:35 PM             Msg. 1 of 5
When using the API through a custom, times VBA macro, the API throws an error if the Excel window no longer has the focus.

Below is the stack trace thrown at the time of error.

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See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x800A03EC): Unable to get the Text property of the Range class
at System.RuntimeType.ForwardCallToInvokeMember(String memberName, BindingFlags flags, Object target, Int32[] aWrapperTypes, MessageData& msgData)
at Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Range.get_Text()
at OEC.Functions.FillStaticTable(String DDE, String topic, Range ColumnNames, Range IDs, Boolean allowSpace)
at OEC.Functions.c__DisplayClass4.b__3()


************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5420 (Win7SP1.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
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OpenECryAddIn
Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0
CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/OEC/Trader%20Excel%20Add-In/OpenECryAddIn.DLL
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Interop.Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel
Assembly Version: 1.6.0.0
Win32 Version: 1.6.0.0
CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/OEC/Trader%20Excel%20Add-In/Interop.Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.DLL
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System.Windows.Forms
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5420 (Win7SP1.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
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System
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5420 (Win7SP1.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
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System.Drawing
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5420 (Win7SP1.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
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System.Xml
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5420 (Win7SP1.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
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************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging
enabled.

For example:





When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.

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How can we get around this? In our situation, Excel does not always have the focus but we need the macros and APIs to continue working without issue.
VPfau
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Posted: Jan 10, 2020 @ 03:18 PM             Msg. 2 of 5
Please provide more details.
What API and version do you use, what Excel version is it?
Vitaliy Pfau
AGagnon3661
Posts: 5
Joined: May 17, 2019


Posted: Jan 13, 2020 @ 07:45 PM             Msg. 3 of 5
Here's what I was able to gather so far.

1. Excel version is 2007 pro
2. API version is unknown, except we know it is a DDE link
JSmith5611
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Posted: Jan 16, 2020 @ 10:40 AM             Msg. 4 of 5
My guess by the stack trace is that you are using the COM library, not DDE (we haven't supported dde in quite a while)
We do have an initial release of our new COM api available now:

https://api.gainfutures.com/WebAPI/api/Files/DownloadClientUpdate?clientUpdateId=2174 (64bit)
https://api.gainfutures.com/WebAPI/api/Files/DownloadClientUpdate?clientUpdateId=2175 (32bit)

If you aren't dead-set on using COM through excel, our .NET api is available through nuget ( https://www.nuget.org/packages/GFAPI/ )

The documentation between the GFAPI and GF COM api are mostly equivalent: https://gainfutures.com/GFAPI/

I also have a new excel sample that uses the new COM API if you need it.
Jason Smith
AGagnon3661
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Joined: May 17, 2019


Posted: Feb 10, 2020 @ 07:15 PM             Msg. 5 of 5
Hi Jason,

Sorry for the delay, there was some issues in our process that made it that I had to wait to get back on this.

If you could send me that new file that would be very helpful. We're hoping to turn this around in a fairly short time frame from here.

Al