Crash at runtime

I have just tried to deploy a very small console program onto my live server and of course it crashed at run time. :( IT compiled fin on the live server.

Basically the program that works fine on my development computer opens word documents reads them and then inserts then into a database. My program references The Office XP Primary Interop Assemblies that interacts with the word object libraries.

Here is what i think is the problem.

On my development computer everything is on the same drive.
On the live server the .net framework is on the c: drive and word and my program (which includes the necessary Office XP PIA files) are on the D: drive I think the drive difference is the problem i'm trying to replicate the live server but i have very little resources at work and not much help. I have also got limited access to the live server.

the error that comes up is:

Unhandled Exception: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: File or assembly name Micr

osoft.Office.Interop.Word, or one of its dependencies, was not found.

File name: "Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word"

  at CVU.Components.Cv.ReadWordToMemory(String filename)

  at CVU.Cvs.GetCvInfo(FileInfo[] filenames)

  at CVU.MainClass.UploadCvs()

  at CVU.MainClass.Main(String[] args)


CVU is the name of my program.


any help would be fantastic.

cheers apb
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brabchevCommented:
Do you have Office XP installed on the live server?
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apb2Author Commented:
yeah office xp sbe which is istalled on the d: drive
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brabchevCommented:
The reason can’t be the drive difference, because the word libraries are registered.
Are Office XP PIA files and your assembly in the same directory?
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apb2Author Commented:
Basically i have put the Office XP PIA's in a subfolder in my program and then reference then in a setup.bat file that compiles the program on the live server. Then the person who administers the live server didn't have to mess around with the assemblies. It worked on my laptop and development server.

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sedmansCommented:
Putting the Office XP PIA's in the GAC should solve this problem.

You can also create a config file for your application and add a probing node.
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apb2Author Commented:
i will try this, i'm setting up a server here at work that will replicate the settings on the live box.

But i give that a go and tell you how it goes.

cheers
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ptmcompCommented:
Copy the Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.dll in the same folder as your other executables. The interop assembly should then use the registry to locate the COM-object. (Else you would have to place the assembly in the global assembly cache wich causes many troubles with updates and patches.)
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apb2Author Commented:
one final question

do you have to register the Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.dll ??

i.e.

regedit /s Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.dll.reg

Because i didn't register it last time even though i included both the woord interop asseblies, whould this of caused it to crash.

I assumed the PIA's where managed code and hence didn't need to be registered.
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sedmansCommented:
You are correct.  PIA's are managed code and as such you do not need to register them
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apb2Author Commented:
crap, well i'm testing the program tomorrow. We'll see it works.

That's strange because when you add the PIA'a to tha GAC the setup file also registers them.

fingers crossed. If it works tomorrow i'll administer the points. if not :'(

cheers

apb
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apb2Author Commented:
i sent them a test program which they ran this morning and the setup file registered the PIA and i included the PIA in the same directory as the test program, it all worked fine. So i'm pretty positive it should work.

basically all the program did was display what version of word object was on the server.

fingers crossed.

apb2
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apb2Author Commented:
Well it worked thanks for your help.

cheers
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