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Is there an ActiveX component(.dll) which converts a PDB file to a text file on the desktop? Thanx in advance

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Hi,
Nope. None.
:)
Sorry... (that's also an answer, right? :) )

Offir,
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Thanx,

I suppose you are not taking it to be a conduit. I just need an application running on the desktop which converts a .pdb file on a desktop to a .txt file on a desktop.

Nitin

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So, why do you need it as DLL?
You just need an aplication to view PDBs on a PC?

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I need the dll so that i can read read the text file and make appropriate entries in the database. Alternatively, if i can have an application which can read the pdb on the desktop, that would serve my purpose. But the entire thing needs to be automated.

Thanx

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I think I know just the tool for you: 'par':
http://www.djw.org/product/palm/par/index.html
You can use this EXE with command line options, you can extract PDB's records into small files on the PC, work with them, read them, manipulate them, etc, and then delete the files it creates. (the records of the PDB)
Or find another way to use this little app. Open command line, and type "par /?", this will list you the options possible for you. (also found on that URL I gave you)

Hope this helps,
Offir,
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Hi Offir,

The par tool did not work at my end. Could you plz tell me a way to parse the .pdb file on the desktop. I need it urgently my friend.
Thanx,

Nitin
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Hi Nitin,
The par file works fine on my PC:
Put the par.exe file on C:\ and some pdb file on C:\ as well, then open a command (DOS) window, (open the Start menu, choose 'Run', and type 'command' and click enter), then type 'par x myfile.pdb' (put the name of your pdb file instead of myfile.pdb).
This will do "nothing", but if you'll check your C:\ folder, you'll see new files of the type 'pdr'. ("Palm Database Record").
Each filename starts with 3 numbers, which is the index of the record. (000 - first record, 001 - second, etc...)
Now you can open each of these files and do whatever you need with it, and then, you may delete them, after you got all the info you need from it.

If this didn't work on your PC, I'm afraid I won't be of any help, you may want to send an email to the guy who created the "par" program... :)

Good luck!
Offir.

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Thanx buddy,

I need one last bit of help from ur side. Could u plz send me some pdb files. My email id is
nitinb@netsoftglobal.com.
Thanx once again,

Nitin

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Thanx buddy

Together we can make it happen....

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