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Is there a good solution to test if MS-Word is installed?

Posted on 2007-11-19
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I do test if Word is installed whit this:

Dim Xa As Object
Xa = CreateObject("Word.Application")
Xa = Nothing

And use error handle to check if it's there, this takes quite long time and effects to loading time to my program.

Is there faster way to test if macine has Word installed?

My app supports Word versions from 97 to 2007
I'm using VB.NET 2005
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Here is a link to check for the same in C++
http://www.codeproject.com/office/OfficeVersion.asp

You can use its fundamentals to do the same thing in .net
Hope this helps
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