A trip into the depths of Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) through C++

July 10, 2009 by Jeff Gibeau Leave a reply »

Over the next few months, I will be interacting with Microsoft Access, Word, and Excel 2007 through Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) in C++. As my journey progresses, I will be posting the neat little tricks and painful quirks that I run into along the way. To start, here are a few resources you can use to read up on Microsoft Active Accessibility.

Over the past 6 months, I used MSAA to develop against Microsoft Access 2003.  Although it was a painful process to get working, the end result gives quite a bit of flexibility in automating Access.  That being said, there are still a lot of hurdles to overcome, and Accessibility has definitely left many things to be desired.  In the next few weeks I will be posting about my first impressions of Accessibility and it’s inconsistencies.


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