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How to Solve WonderWare Error “The Application Cannot be Edited…”

Problem

WonderWare can not open an application. It shows error message “The application cannot be edit. Process “” on computer “” is editing this application”.

Solution

This is not an application edit lock issue (see WonderWare InTouch Window Maker Application Edit Lock) . Error message does not show “WindowMaker” on computer “??” is editing […]

How to Create OpenOffice Calc DDE link to other Program

Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) is a Microsoft Windows function. It allows Windows applications to communicate or control other applications on the same computer. OpenOffice Calc supports DDE. DDE can be called with standard Calc function:

= DDE(“Application”;”topic”;”Tag”)

Picture below shows an DDE call to WonderWare InTouch application name “View”, topic name is “tagname” and tag […]

WonderWare InTouch Window Maker Application Edit Lock

Problem

You can not modify WonderWare InTouch application. WonderWare shows error message “The application cannot be edited. Process ‘WindowMaker’ on computer ‘S’ is editing this application.” as shown in the picture below.

Solution

If Window Maker was not closed correctly, it would not delete application lock and prevents the application from opening. The fix is […]