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Hidden Excel In taskmanager Excel.exe Vs Microsoft Excel...

Hidden Excel In taskmanager Excel.exe Vs Microsoft Excel...

Hidden Excel In taskmanager Excel.exe Vs Microsoft Excel...

So this took me longer to spot than I'd like to admit...

When Vba goes bad and a hidden excel application object is orphaned, the instance is still running.

I am used to ending the process (not application) Excel.exe in Windows 7 via task manager. Now I have Windows 10 and it says "Microsoft Excel..." which is only part of the name and all I am going to bother to remember as that is enough to find it.

Technically this is not a vba question but what is it different? Or how would I find out what an orphaned application would be in task manager when automating?

RE: Hidden Excel In taskmanager Excel.exe Vs Microsoft Excel...

Outside excel and without any visible excel - you can try Set xlApp = GetObject(, "Excel.Application"), you will get error or reference to hidden instance. You can quit it or make visible.
In word vba word Application has Tasks property, that allows to examine and manipulate tasks.


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