Back in Win 95 and Win 98. Even Win 2000 we had OLE controls. That linked applications together. The best example was the Volume control. Open your media player, and Windows Volume. Adjust the Wave slider and the volume bar on the media player moved too. Or adjust the media player volume and the Wave slider magically moved. They were linked together.
I’m not sure when, but Microsoft stopped supporting it. It’s been quite a few years since I’ve seen object controls linked like that.
You can embed a Excel Spreadsheet into a Word Doc as a table. Update the spreadsheet. Save. Open the Doc and the embedded table is refreshed. But its not a dynamic link anymore. You can’t type data into Excel and see the word doc table change too.
So what happened? When did Microsoft kill OLE and Why?