PyWin32

A post that discusses something to do with the PyWin32 module for the Python programming language

PyWin32: How to Set the Desktop Background on Windows

Back in my system administrator days, we were thinking about setting the user’s Window desktop background to a specific image on login. Since I was in charge of the login scripts, which were written in Python, I decided to do some research to find out if there was a way to do it. We will …

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Creating Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets with Python and xlwt

There are a couple of ways to create Microsoft Excel spreadsheets with Python. You can use PyWin32’s win32com.client method, which was discussed in an old article a number of years ago or you could use the xlwt package. We’ll be looking at the latter in this article. You will learn how to create an Excel …

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Top Ten Articles of 2010

A lot of websites are doing year-end retrospectives this week, so I thought you might find it interesting to know which articles on this blog were the most popular this year. Below you will find links to each article along with the page view count I got from Google Analytics: A Simple Step-by-Step Reportlab Tutorial, …

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Python and Microsoft Office – Using PyWin32

Most typical users have used Microsoft Office. While Office may be the bane of tech support, we still have to deal with it. Python can be used to script (AKA automate) Office and make it easier for us or our users to use. It may not be as easy as recording a macro, but it’s …

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Creating Windows Shortcuts with Python (Part II)

Back when I first wrote about creating shortcuts with Python last month, I kept thinking to myself that I had a 3rd way of doing it. Today, I had to maintain some of my shortcut code and I stumbled upon it once more. I also noticed that my post had received a comment from Tim …

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