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Bug #28045 How to practically bring excel application as a com object to front.
Submitted: 2004-04-18 07:42 UTC Modified: 2004-04-18 11:25 UTC
From: suwan_j at hotmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: COM related
PHP Version: 4.3.6 OS: Windows XP SP.1 with Apache 1.3
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2004-04-18 07:42 UTC] suwan_j at hotmail dot com
The statement,"$ExcelCOMObj->Application->Visible = true;", truely doesn't work. The excel application is not brought to front. I try too many time and so many version of PHP, that's useless all.

Therefore, I would kindly like a one of you to come to clearly specify(state) related software versions or tell me how to config their configurations.

I have worked for this problem for a month, there is no progression on it.

I have seen several bugs like mine but there is no explicit answer or solution to fix it.

The related topic : Bug #11195
My current environment :
MS-Windows XP SP.1
MS-Office XP SP.1
Apache 1.3 
PHP 4.3.6
Browser : IE 5-6

Reproduce code:
$CompletedFileName	=	"E:\\php_rtl\\Example.xls";
$ExcelCOMObj		=	new COM("Excel.Application");
$ExcelCOMObj->Application->Visible = true;
$ExcelWorkBookObj	=	$ExcelCOMObj->Application->Workbooks->Open($CompletedFileName);
$ExcelWorkSheetObj	=	$ExcelWorkBookObj->Worksheets(2);


Expected result:
The excel application should be brought to front.

Actual result:
There is no excel application and no error.
The excel process is alive in the Task Manager.


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 [2004-04-18 11:25 UTC]
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