Re: win32com python AttributeError!

Discussion in 'Python' started by Mark Hammond, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Mark Hammond

    Mark Hammond Guest

    My guess is that you have a hidden instance of excel running (ie,
    without a window). Check the task manager for instances of excel.exe
    and kill them.

    Cheers,

    Mark

    On 31/03/2009 3:17 PM, Michael wrote:
    > Hi Python-list -
    >
    > Has anyone figured this out from Rebecca:
    >
    >
    > Hi, I am having trouble with win32com for python. I get the following
    > error when I try to issue any command after using Dispatch.
    >
    >>>> xl=win32com.client.Dispatch("Excel.Application")
    >>>> xl.Visible=0

    > Traceback (most recent call last):
    > File "<pyshell#7>", line 1, in ?
    > xl.Visible=0
    > File "D:\Python22\Lib\site-packages\win32com\client\dynamic.py",
    > line 504, in __setattr__
    > raise AttributeError, "Property '%s.%s' can not be set." %
    > (self._username_, attr)
    > AttributeError: Property 'Excel.Application.Visible' can not be set.
    >
    > I have programs that I used to use all the time and they simply won't
    > run. Is this an error with python or win32com or my setup?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > -rebecca
    >
    > I have the same problem.
    >
    > Thus,
    >
    > myWord = Dispatch("Word.Application")
    > myWord.Visible = 1 # or, True
    >
    > opens a word document but
    >
    > myExcel = Dispatch("Excel.Application")
    > myExcel.Visible = 1 # or, True
    >
    > causes (as Rebecca notes above):
    >
    > AttributeError: Property 'Excel.Application.Visible' can
    > not be set.
    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Michael
    >
    >
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    Mark Hammond, Apr 1, 2009
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