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Get word to return filename to vb.net

Posted on 2009-04-12
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Hi Experts,
I need to open word from vb.net
(can do this part no problem)
then once the user has completed editing the new document, I want to get the filename and path the document was saved as back to the vb app
please help
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Question by:esps
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by:GrahamSkan
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There are three properties that could be useful to you.

strFileName = objWordDoc.Name
strFilePath = objWordDoc.Path
strFileSpec= objWordDoc.FullName
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by:esps
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Hi Graham,
That is fine, thanks.
However, as indicated word is opened from vb (word as object ....)
User completes his editing and saves the document.
I want word to return to  the app and get the filename returned at that point.
Maybe it could work to have some sort of effective wait... waiting for word to close
Any ideas
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by:GrahamSkan
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If you give control of the word application to the user, you will have to activate a 'With Events' Word application object and trap the BeforeSave event. Personally I have never done that in .Net.
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by:GrahamSkan
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I have tried it now, and it doesn't work as simply as I hoped. The event occurs before the user has decided on the new name. I'll try a few more things.
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GrahamSkan earned 500 total points
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No you will have to use the DocumentBeforeClose event.


Public Class Form1

    Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form

    Dim WithEvents oApp As New Word.Application()
 

#Region " Windows Form Designer generated code "
 

    Public Sub New()

        MyBase.New()
 

        'This call is required by the Windows Form Designer.

        InitializeComponent()
 

        'Add any initialization after the InitializeComponent() call
 

    End Sub
 

    'Form overrides dispose to clean up the component list.

    Protected Overloads Overrides Sub Dispose(ByVal disposing As Boolean)

        If disposing Then

            If Not (components Is Nothing) Then

                components.Dispose()

            End If

        End If

        MyBase.Dispose(disposing)

    End Sub
 

    'Required by the Windows Form Designer

    Private components As System.ComponentModel.IContainer
 

    'NOTE: The following procedure is required by the Windows Form Designer

    'It can be modified using the Windows Form Designer.  

    'Do not modify it using the code editor.

    <System.Diagnostics.DebuggerStepThrough()> Private Sub InitializeComponent()

        '

        'Form1

        '

        Me.AutoScaleBaseSize = New System.Drawing.Size(5, 13)

        Me.ClientSize = New System.Drawing.Size(292, 273)

        Me.Name = "Form1"

        Me.Text = "Form1"
 

    End Sub
 

#End Region
 

    Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load

        Dim oDoc As New Word.Document()
 

        'Start a new document in Word            

        oApp.Visible = True 'while testing - to avoid hidden instances of Word after aborts
 

        oDoc = oApp.Documents.Add()

        ' Set up the header information.

        Dim rng As Word.Range = oDoc.Range(0, 0)

        rng.Font.Name = "Verdana"

        rng.Font.Size = 16
 

        Dim tlb As Word.Table

        tlb = oDoc.Tables.Add(rng, 5, 5)
 

        'Filling data to table

        'Header Row

        tlb.Cell(1, 1).Range.Text = "Code"

        tlb.Cell(1, 2).Range.Text = "Name"
 

        'Data Row

        tlb.Cell(2, 1).Range.Text = "0001"

        tlb.Cell(2, 2).Range.Text = "John"

        tlb.Cell(3, 1).Range.Text = "0002"

        tlb.Cell(3, 2).Range.Text = "Fred"

        tlb.Cell(4, 1).Range.Text = "0003"

        tlb.Cell(4, 2).Range.Text = "Alf"
 

        'oDoc.SaveAs("MyNewDocument.doc")

        'CType(oDoc, Word._Document).Close()

        'CType(oApp, Word._Application).Quit()

    End Sub
 

      Private Sub oApp_DocumentBeforeClose(ByVal Doc As Word.Document, ByRef Cancel As Boolean) Handles oApp.DocumentBeforeClose

        MsgBox(Doc.FullName)

    End Sub

End Class

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