Long time ago I did this question to MathGroup, but without success.

In Excel VBA, in Tool/References, there is a option called "Wolfram Mathematica Control 8.0 Type Library"

I belive that Mathematica link for Excel uses that. Someone knows how to use it? Any code examples?

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  • $\begingroup$ @p-fonseca have you used that? $\endgroup$
    – Murta
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 19:00
  • $\begingroup$ No! But I'm extremely interested in the subject :-) $\endgroup$
    – P. Fonseca
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 19:39
  • $\begingroup$ @P.Fonseca I was wondering if I could link Excel and WL using Enterprise CDF with this component.. would be very interesting. $\endgroup$
    – Murta
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 21:17
  • $\begingroup$ @P.Fonseca I think this 80186 interests you. $\endgroup$
    – Murta
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 21:21

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The Wolfram Mathematica Control is the COM footprint of the CDF Player Internet Explorer plug-in. Here is the information page for the plug-in from the Internet Explorer Add-on Manager:

Internet Explorer plug-in information screenshot

The registry entries for the DLL are as is typical for Internet Explorer plug-ins, especially the EnableFullPage and Implemented Categories keys.

REGEDIT screenshot

The type library exposes few members, largely useful only when the player is embedded within Internet Explorer:

type library screenshot

Alas, this COM object would seem to offer little of value within the context of Excel.

  • $\begingroup$ "Alas ... little of value within the context of Excel." :-( What a pity $\endgroup$
    – P. Fonseca
    Commented Apr 18, 2015 at 9:41
  • $\begingroup$ @WReach Tks +1. Interesting... I added the reference and tested a small Sub: Sub testMathControl(); Set mc = New MathControl; End Sub And wolfram kernel as lunched in Task Manager. But no idea on how to communicate to it. $\endgroup$
    – Murta
    Commented Apr 18, 2015 at 12:02

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