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Handle to running instance of Automation server


h = actxGetRunningServer('progid')


h = actxGetRunningServer('progid') gets a reference to a running instance of the OLE Automation server. progid is the programmatic identifier of the Automation server object and h is the handle to the default interface of the server object.

The function returns an error if the server specified by progid is not currently running or if the server object is not registered. When multiple instances of the Automation server are running, the operating system controls the behavior of this function.

COM functions are available on Microsoft® Windows® systems only.


Get a handle to the Microsoft Excel® program:

h = actxGetRunningServer('Excel.Application')

Introduced in R2007a

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