Is Excel installed on your computer?

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Here's a function which will tell you if Excel is installed on your computer. You need Excel if you use Inventor tabular iParts.


bool ExcelIsPresent ()


This looks very simply to see if Excel is installed



   CLSID ExcelClsid;

   HRESULT hRes = CLSIDFromProgID (L"Excel.Application", &ExcelClsid);

   if (FAILED(hRes)) {

       return false ;


   } else {

       return true ;



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