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changes, excel grabs focus. (ie. excel pops itself to the front) How

do I stop excel from grabbing focus?

I've seen a couple of posts that seem related, but I haven't found any

solutions:

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=...PwP9VmDHA.2512%40TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl&rnum=14

http://groups.google.com/[email protected]&rnum=1

I've also run many tests and found some odd behavior:

If I create an excel workbook with only formulas that use the

bloomberg.rtd server, things seem fine (excel does not grab focus). I

can have hundreds of these formulas and dependent formulas, etc.

If I create an excel workbook that contains references to the rtd

server that I have written (in VC++), excel grabs focus when these

values change.

I have looked through the code for my RTD server very carefully, but I

can't seem to find any problems with it. It provides data to excel

through the standard RTD interface -- data comes in, I store it in a

set, I call UpdateNotify(), when excel has some spare cycles it calls

be back with RefreshData() and I give it the data in my set.

Any help / insight / workarounds would be appreciated.

BTW, I am using WindowsXP / Excel2002.

Thanks,

steven