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Topic: Extracting text with VB.Net
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 142244
From: pjgorman
Date: 11/4/2005 11:13 AM

Hopefully a simple question:
Should I be able to do anything with Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Type Library (AcroRD32.dll) with only the Reader (no full version or SDK) installed? The type library was installed with the reader, and I can access the library and browse the library in the object browser, but I'm having problems when I actually try to use it.

From a VB.Net project I have a reference to the above dll. When I run the following code:

Dim clsDoc As Acrobat.AcroPDDoc = New Acrobat.AcroPDDoc

I get the following exception:

An unhandled exception of type 'System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException' occurred in TestPDF.exe
Additional information: COM object with CLSID {FF76CB60-2E68-101B-B02E-04021C009402} is either not valid or not registered.

The dll is definitely registered, so ... ?
I guess what I'm not clear on is why I cannot create any objects from the exposed library...

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