I have sequenced an Excel Addin for Office 2010. I want the users of this addin to use this sequenced program to be the default program used when they double click any Excel file, ege. .csv, .xls and so on.....

Our version of Office 2010 is not sequenced but installed on the local build.

The addin has been sequenced to work with the locally installed version of Excel.

What I want to achieve is for users who get the Excel Addin sequenced app to use the sequenced app to open any excel program by default.

However, I am getting an error message when I double click an .xls file or a .csv file.

When I double click the file, I get an error message pop up saying "There was a problem sending the command to the program".

I have set the file associations up in the OSD and are present in the APPV console.

Has anyone ever encountered this? I've come acrosse some information that speaks of this and I have tried the following but to no avail


Also, I have tried setting the following


"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Application Virtualization Client\sftdde.exe" "<APP>" <DDE>

Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated!


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Is the file association has ddexec commands.

If yes you ned to open them with sftdde.exe by changing the file association shell open command default value to the below.

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Application Virtualization Client\sftdde.exe" "app-v application name" "/dde"

Delte the Command value from Shell\Open\Command

Delete this registry key from Shell\Open\ddexec\topic



Answered 05/29/2012 by: Visalakshi
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You must use the MS AppV Kit when you sequence.  Here are the instructions: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2627274

Answered 06/13/2012 by: LSoko007
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