I already asked this question in this post. It was recommended to me not to continue with the original plan of importing Word documents into VARBINARY(MAX) fields:
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But after doing some research, I believe this is the better way to go. According to a whitepaper I found from Microsoft, since the vast majority of our Resume Word documents are around 50KB (well under 1MB), it was recommended to import them into a VARBINARY(MAX) instead of using FILESTREAM. We have about 77,000 Resume files which total about 4GB so I think we'll be fine once they are all loaded.
So, now I'm back to my original question. In a Visual Studio Form using Visual Basic, how do I display the Word document in it's original format? I have a table where I manually inserted 10 Resumes rows including the Word binary file into a VARBINARY(MAX) column. I dropped all of the fields from the Data Source in Details mode so it looks like a record edit screen complete with the usual record options -- except the resume_binary field which is showing a red circle with a white horizontal line (indicating "no").