Planet PDF Forum Archive

Planet PDF ForumWowsers! This is page is old, head to the LIVE Planet PDF Forum. It features more than 10 conferences, covering everything from beginner to in-depth developer and pre-press discussions. If you wish to continue... one & two archive covers 1999-2011 (160,000 pages).


New Forum | Previous | Next | (P-PDF) Developers


Topic: Distiller being wrapped in an IIS COM
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 52865
From: astifora
Date: 5/29/2002 04:55 PM

Hello,
I have heard before that the Acrobat components, specifically distiller can not be used in any environment except a single threaded environment. I believe this is why when I try to instantiate the Distiller component in an ASP page as such:

Set objDist = Server.CreateObject("PdfDistiller.PdfDistiller")

that I get an error indicating that IIS was unable to instantiate the component.

So what I did was I wrapped the Distiller functionality into my own VB COM emulating all the normally available distiller calls. This COM simply passes the values passed to it on to an instantiated Distiller component. I built and tested and it seems to work fine without problems.

The question I have is this SAFE? In other words, I have I violated some kind of threading issue and if so will this COM have problems when used in a higher traffic production site. I know I can test the COM by stress testing and I plan to do that. But I would still appreciate any input in to this issue. If anyone is interested in obtaining the final COM when I have finished testing and everything I will gladly make it and the source code available who ever wants it. Thanks in advance for all replies.

P.S. If you would like to contact me of this board. Please email me at andrew_stifora@wiband.com. Thanks again.

PDF In-Depth Free Product Trials Ubiquitous PDF

Debenu Aerialist

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link...

Download free demo

Debenu PDF Tools Pro

It's simple to use and will let you preview and edit PDF files, it's a Windows application that makes...

Download free demo

Back to the past, 15 years ago! Open Publish 2002

Looking back to 2002, it's amazing how much of the prediction became a reality. Take a read and see what you think!

September 14, 2017
Platinum Sponsor





Search Planet PDF
more searching options...
Planet PDF Newsletter
Most Popular Articles
Featured Product

Debenu PDF Aerialist

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link control. Take Acrobat to the next level.

Features

Adding a PDF Stamp Comment

OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.