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Topic: VB to Acrobat Problems
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 136961
From: slapshot1079
Date: 7/29/2005 12:12 AM

Hello all:
I was going through the "Programming Acrobat JavaScript Using Visual Basic" and attempted one of the examples, but I cannot get it to work. I have .NET 2003 and Acrobat 7 (but I also have Acrobat 5 on my machine, so I'm not sure if that is why this is messing up...)

Here is the code (mostly copied from the "Programming..." manual into the VB):

Public Class Form1
Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form
Dim gApp As Acrobat.CAcroApp
Dim gPDDoc As Acrobat.CAcroPDDoc
Dim jso As Object

' Prewritten section: " Windows Form Designer generated code "

Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
gApp = CreateObject("AcroExch.App")
gPDDoc = CreateObject("AcroExch.PDDoc")
If gPDDoc.Open("c:\my documents\adobe.pdf") Then
jso = gPDDoc.GetJSObject
jso.console.Show()
jso.console.Clear()
jso.console.println("Hello, Acrobat!")
gApp.Show()
End If
End Sub
End Class

I get the following error message:

An unhandled exception of type 'System.Exception' occurred in microsoft.visualbasic.dll
Additional information: Cannot create ActiveX component.

Is there some other reference that needs to be added (other that the Acrobat 7.0 Type Library) to make this go away, or is there a flaw in my code or how I pasted it in? I'm sure the code given is good - I suspect operator error :(

Any help would be appreciated..

-sonic


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