Rok Resman (2010) MS Excel as a graphical user interface for application programs. EngD thesis.
The phenomenon of Graphical User Interface expanded the circle of users of personal computers and other electronic devices. Therefore, and also because of the role computers play in every day life nowadays, more and more less skillful users use computers on a daily basis. Process of learning how to use new programs is additional stress for them, so a new idea of using unified graphical user interface came to life. A communication based on OLE Automation between Microsoft Excel application and other applications is described. It is demonstrated how this communication can be used so that all applications could use Microsoft Excel as a unified graphical user interface. Other types of communications between different applications are described as well.
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