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Embed (just display) a Word Document into a C# App

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Hi,

Is there a way to embed a word document into a c# application?

I heared somewhere that its possible to embed an internet explorer window(which could display a word file) but i don't know how...


thanks in advance...
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by:smitty22
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How are you wanting to display it?  Do you want to actually bring up an instance of MS Word outside of your app, or do you want to load it, say, within a form you've created?  -- For example, like the way Internet Explorer internally loads an instance of Acrobat Reader when it displays a PDF file.
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by:eliaZ
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Like internet explorer does the PDF thing :)
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You can certainly use the IE control and and the Navigate method to load up PDF's, Word doc etc. in a IE container. However this does not merge Adobe Acrobat or Word menus into your applications it just displays the control.

To do this, simply add a reference to the shdocwv.dll (on Win2000 it'll be in c:\winnt\system32 other Windows versions will be similar) - now create an instance of the browser, i.e.             

private AxSHDocVw.AxWebBrowser browser;

Now to display your PDF simply do the following

object nothing = null;
browser.Navigate(@"c:\Manual.PDF", ref nothing, ref nothing, ref nothing, ref nothing);

This will (or should :-) ) display the PDF in the browser control.

You can ofcourse add the web browser control to your toolbox and use the visual designer to place/size etc. the browser control if you prefer.

Hope this helps
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by:eliaZ
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thanks :)

it would have been a A if you'd explained  me how to add this control to the toolbox (add -> com components, microsoft web browser)

(i already found out, but failed to delete this question :))

thx
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Ah well I can't win them all :-)
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:)
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