How to know the COM Server Program ID of Various Applications to use in MATLAB

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How can i know the COM Server Program ID of various applications like WinRAR, 7zip, WinZip etc. to use in MATLAB.
I know the Word,Excel etc can be opened as 'Word.Application','Excel.Application' etc. but various applications installed in my PC and to open them as actxserver object i need to access them via Program ID.
Where can i find the Program ID of Various Applications for actxserver use in MATLAB..?

Accepted Answer

Friedrich on 22 Apr 2014
  1. not all application offer a COM interface (AFAIK WinZip does not have a COM interface)
  2. The ProgIds are stored in the registry
  3. You can use the Windows PowerShell to list all ProgIds
>>!powershell -Command "& {dir REGISTRY::HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID -include PROGID -recurse | foreach {$_.GetValue(""""")} }"

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shuchita bahadur
shuchita bahadur on 12 May 2017
Edited: shuchita bahadur on 12 May 2017
excel.application is not listed in the list of ProgIDs I got running this shell command. But actxserver('excel.application') works just fine.Also, all progIDs are displayed as a list with this shell command, its not clear which program ID is related to which application. Picking up a random ProgID 'MSDAURL.Binder.1' from the list generated and sending it as argument of actxserver:
|Gives an error:|
Server creation failed. Invalid ProgID 'MSDAURL.Binder.1'
I want to acess controls of a VB.Net application via my MATLAB application. What do I do to find out its Prog ID?


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