ASP ABCPDF9 EngineType not defined

Posted on 2014-08-01
Last Modified: 2014-08-04

I currently have a web application using classic asp and we use a 3rd party plugin called ABCPDF to print web pages to PDF's.
The issue I am having is I am trying to set it to use the gecko engine over the internet explorer one.

The line of code I am using to accomplish this is:

Set theDoc = Server.CreateObject("ABCpdf9.Doc")
theDoc.HtmlOptions.Engine = EngineType.Gecko

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However this does not seem to be working I get EngineType is undefined.
I have followed the code from ABCPDF's website but I am stumped as to why this is not defined.

Does anyone have any experience in using the gecko engine in ABCPDF and know what the issue is?

Question by:Sevron
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by:Big Monty
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Do you have the dll properly installed and registered on the server?
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
ID: 40234125
Which version are you using?  Looks like it has to be 8 or 9
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
ID: 40234161
This property determines whether JavaScript and VBScript are enabled.

By default, client-side script such as JavaScript is disabled when rendering HTML documents.

This is done for good security reasons, and we strongly recommend that you do not change this setting.

However, if you are sure that your source documents do not pose a security risk, you can enable Script using this setting.

If you have a server edition of Windows (e.g. Windows Server 2008) and are using the MSHTML engine, you may need to also disable Enhanced Security Configuration for user running the program/application pool to allow JavaScript execution.

theDoc.HtmlOptions.Engine = EngineType.Gecko
theDoc.HtmlOptions.UseScript = True

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It's possible Gecko is timing out while attempting to validate a site's SSL certificate. To set a shorter timeout and work around the problem, open the Group Policy Editor in Windows (gpedit.msc) and navigate to Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Public Key Policies.
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ID: 40234267

My Colleague who opened this ticket finishes early on Friday, I don't deal with the ASP side of things so its limited what I can answer for you.

Big Monty - I assume the DLL is setup correctly as he did have this working we had this issue earlier in the week but assigning the application to a domain fixed the problem. I will get my colleague to respond to this asap Monday morning.

Scott - The version is 9.1 64 bit version
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Big Monty earned 500 total points
ID: 40234314
according to the help documentation here, it looks like you may have the wrong syntax specified, it should be:

Set theDoc = Server.CreateObject("ABCpdf9.Doc")
theDoc.HtmlOptions.Engine = 1

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ID: 40238425
Thank you very much. A++

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