How do I read compound document properties?
Posted on 2004-09-30
I need to be able to read the DocumentSummary and SummaryInformation streams from Office files. I've looked for a full day and it seems that I need to use IPropertyStorage calls, but I have no idea how to use them.
Searching EE brought up quite a few questions, but most of them seemed to be either pointing to dead links or used the dsofile.dll, which has some limitations on non-win2k boxes. I'd like to do this using API, but I am totally lost. All examples from MSDN seem to be in C++, and C++ to VB conversion is not something I have ever tried.
I spent all day yesterday looking for some examples of using the API to do this, I'm hoping someone can make me look like an idiot and turn up a link or example source without much effort.