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Merge workbooks and insert image into the merged workbook

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import com.jniwrapper.Int32;
import com.jniwrapper.win32.automation.IDispatch;
import com.jniwrapper.win32.automation.types.BStr;
import com.jniwrapper.win32.automation.types.Variant;
import com.jniwrapper.win32.excel.*;
import com.jniwrapper.win32.excel.impl.PicturesImpl;
import com.jniwrapper.win32.jexcel.*;
import com.jniwrapper.win32.jexcel.Application;
import com.jniwrapper.win32.jexcel.Workbook;
import com.jniwrapper.win32.jexcel.Worksheet;


 * <p>This sample demonstrates how to merge workbooks and then insert a picture into
 * merged workbook using JExcel.
 * <p>This sample requires following preset to run successfully:
 * <ol><li>the standard jexcel.jar must be replaced with jexcel-full.jar which can be retrieved from
 * <a href=""> our hotfixes </a> page </li>
 * <li>the MS Excel workbook stored in MS Excel 2003 format with name Other.xls must be present in the
 * project working directory</li>
 * <li>the JPEG image named logo.jpg must be present in the project working directory</li></ol>
public class MergeAndInsertSample {

    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception{

        //Start application
        Application application = new Application();

        //Create the new workbook
        final Workbook workbook = application.createWorkbook("Sample Workbook");

        //Mark the existing worksheet
        Worksheet activeWorksheet = workbook.getActiveWorksheet();
        Cell a1 = activeWorksheet.getCell("A1");
        //Cell object must be released explicitly

        //Merge the current workbook with the existing one
        workbook.mergeWorkbook(new File("Other.xls"));

        //  Add picture. Since interfaces returned by native peers are bound to current thread but not
        // to Ole thread we need to explicitly run the following action in Ole Message Loop
        application.getOleMessageLoop().doInvokeAndWait(new Runnable() {
            public void run() {

                //Get the active worksheet again because it has been changed after merge
                Worksheet activeWorksheet = workbook.getActiveWorksheet();

                //Get its native peer to address MS Excel Object model
                _Worksheet worksheet = activeWorksheet.getPeer();

                //Retrieve the Pictures object
                Variant unspecifiedParameter = Variant.createUnspecifiedParameter();
                Int32 locale = new Int32(LocaleID.LOCALE_USER_DEFAULT);
                IDispatch pictures =, locale);
                PicturesImpl iPictures = new PicturesImpl(pictures);

                //Insert the image
                File file = new File("logo.jpg");
                //You have to specify absolute path to image file
                BStr bStr = new BStr(file.getAbsolutePath());

        //  Save workbook. WORKBOOKNORMAL file format constant allows to save workbook in
        // MS Excel 2003 format embedding either MS Excel 2007 or MS Excel 2003
        workbook.saveAs(new File("Result.xls"), FileFormat.WORKBOOKNORMAL, true);

        //Close workbook and quit application
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