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When I investigated, I noticed in the "windows task manager" that one instance of excel remains open even after I have closed excel. This phantom excel process is maybe related to the other problem I explained above.

Instead of calling a VBA function, it creates a VB6 object from this dll and uses the methods of this object. In this way I have remoted the number crunching functionality.

The main parameter passe in this process is a reference to the original workbook. I need it because the number crunching functions need to read data from the workbook.

I made it sure to terminate the life of the object properly on both sides by ad hoc obj=Nothing statements.

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