Automating Word - Error on Users Machine, Can't Duplicate On Mine

Posted on 2012-03-09
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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I am developing an application that creates (from scratch) a Word document.  I'm developing using VB.Net 2010 (Pro).  I have on my machine MS Office 2010, the user has Office 2003, so I'm using late binding.

Here is the block of code that's failing
    Dim shp As Object = oTable.Cell(1, 1).Range.InlineShapes.AddPicture(sBMPFile)
    With shp
        writeLog("Adjust Image Size", "clsReport", "writePage05")
        .LockAspectRatio = 1
        Dim fOldWidth As Single = .Width
        writeLog("Adjust Image Width", "clsReport", "writePage05")
        .Width = m_oWord.InchesToPoints(4)
        If .Height > m_oWord.InchesToPoints(4.5) Then
            writeLog("Adjust Image Height", "clsReport", "writePage05")
            .Height = m_oWord.InchesToPoints(4.5)
        End If
    End With

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Specifically, I have localized the error to occur at the "LockAspectRatio" line, or the line after.

The error that's thrown is this:
See the end of this message for details on invoking 
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.ArgumentException: The specified value is out of range.
   at Microsoft.VisualBasic.CompilerServices.LateBinding.InternalLateSet(Object o, Type& objType, String name, Object[] args, String[] paramnames, Boolean OptimisticSet, CallType UseCallType)
   at Microsoft.VisualBasic.CompilerServices.NewLateBinding.LateSet(Object Instance, Type Type, String MemberName, Object[] Arguments, String[] ArgumentNames, Type[] TypeArguments, Boolean OptimisticSet, Boolean RValueBase, CallType CallType)
   at STR_Tower_Mapping_Report_Maker.clsReport.writePage_05()

Yada, yada, yada

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I'm fairly certain the issue is the fact that the "LockAspectRatio" value should be "msoTrue", but since I'm late binding I'm merely guessing at the actual numeric value.

Any ideas?
Question by:Clif

Expert Comment

by:Patrick Tallarico
ID: 37703521
My suspicion is that it may be calling this from a vba library that your users may not have loaded.  Open the VBA console, and go to 'Tools' -> 'References' and check to make sure that the libraries you have on your machine are checked for your users.
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CodeCruiser earned 2000 total points
ID: 37703548
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ID: 37703659
If the error is on line 5, remove it, you do not use that variable anywhere in your code.

You might want to provide the use with Word 2003 with a Debug version of the application. You would get more information out of the error report.

However, as it is, it gives a clue. Look at the last line, this is typically the line that triggered the error:

at STR_Tower_Mapping_Report_Maker.clsReport.writePage_05()

What is that STR_Tower_Mapping_Report_Maker?
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ID: 37703731
The constant msoCTrue has a value of 1. msoTrue is -1, so that is the value to use

msoCTrue produces the error on my 2003 version.
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ID: 37729726
Sorry it took so long to get back, but the user was out of the office for a few days, so they couldn't test it.

The change from 1 to -1 did the trick.


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