Launch powerpoint from VB 6.0

Posted on 2003-02-27
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Last Modified: 2008-02-26
I want to know how to launch a powerpoint from VB and how to quit the point.
Let's say the path for my ppt file is E:\VB

Thank you
Question by:sluhur
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Ryan Chong earned 200 total points
ID: 8039759
Try add the M$ PowerPoint Object Library from Reference, then use code like this:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Dim presApp As New PowerPoint.Application
    Dim pres As PowerPoint.Presentation
    Dim myPPT As String
    'myPPT = OpenDialog(Me, "MS Power Point (*.ppt)" + Chr$(0) + "*.ppt")

    myPPT = "E:\VB\abc.ppt"

    If myPPT = "" Then
        Set pres = Nothing
        Set presApp = Nothing
        presApp.Visible = msoCTrue
        Set pres = presApp.Presentations.Open(FileName:=myPPT)
    End If
End Sub

Hope this helps
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Expert Comment

ID: 8039780
Set OpenPP = CreateObject("powerpoint.application")
OpenPP.Visible = True

Author Comment

ID: 8041967
Thanks. It works great and you right on top of it.
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Author Comment

ID: 8042508
Here is another question.
I do a presApp.quit
Then I try to run again, still in the same running program, it didn't let me.

Do I need to add New Powerpoint.Application?
How can I do that?

What is the best way to quit the presentation?

Author Comment

ID: 8042549
The error that I got is Run-time error -2147417848 (80010108)

Automation error
The object invoked has disconnected from its client


Author Comment

ID: 8042723
I solve the problem.
instead of presApp.quit
I use presApp.ActivePresentation.Close


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