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2010-02-06 - Version 0.4 released
« on: March 26, 2010, 12:42:00 AM »
Version 0.4 is now available to download.

This new version includes a number of new features and a some bug fixes. Examples of all the new features are in the example files in the download package. Below is a summary of what's new.

  • Create custom menus via a new xl_menu decorator.
  • Reload PyXLL modules from a menu option, instead of having to unload and reload the addin. This new menu item is only avaiable if PyXLL:developer_mode is set to 1 in the config file.
  • NumPy array support for argument and return types.
  • Python isn't shutdown until you exit Excel, even if you un-load a PyXLL addin. This means PyXLL is doesn't conflict with other addins that also use Python (eg win32com).
  • Set the name of your addin in the config file (PyXLL:name) so it looks like any other addin instead of being called PyXLL.
  • Multi-threading support in Excel 2007 and 2010. Set the thread_safe keyword argument to the xl_func decorator to True to tell Excel it can call your function from another thread. In earlier versions of Excel it does nothing.
  • Allow win32com to be used inside a worksheet function or menu function to access the Excel object model. You can use this to do most things you might previously have done in VBA.