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Topic: Re: open pdf url using OpenInWindowEx() ?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57875
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:28 PM

At 06:16 AM 11/15/2001 +1100, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
> I am trying to develop a acrobat viewer ocx for a intranet project
> and i am using acrobat api to do this.


When you say the "Acrobat API", do you mean via a plugin or via

>I cannot use acrobat.ocx as my viewer as i have to control things like
>annotation and Enabling and diabling of buttons for security reasons.

Given that the OCX isn't a supported development tool - good choice!

>I have written a method in my ocx called fileopen and i used
>OpenInWindowEx() acrobat api to do this.Unfortunately i am not able to
>open files if the parameter for szFullPath is a URL like

Correct. Acrobat only includes support for loading PDF's from the
native file system. Loading of PDF's from any other medium (ie. the web)
require writing and instantiating a custom Acrobat file system (ASFileSys).

>Could anybody please let me know what to do ?

IF you are writing a plugin, then you need to write a custom file
system. If you are working entirely in IAC, then you'll need to download
the file yourself BEFORE passing it to Acrobat.


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