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Topic: RE: Setting Acrobat IAC in VB
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58505
From: kdeabrew
Date: 5/29/2002 05:32 PM

Hi Mark,

> I have been using the sample code from CodeCuts to implement
> IAC within VB
> sucessfully for a while now. However, I was wondering whether
> this code
> should be updated for the Acrobat 4 library?

Actually the majority of the code will remain same. There are only a few
minor additions to IAC with the release of Acrobat 4.0

The major changes required are related to any use of implementational
settings such as use of Distiller.

> In the VB object browser, it lists the classes and methods that are
> available for the Acrobat library. Is it possible to make
> these methods
> appear when writing code in VB (i.e. when I type a "." the methods are
> listed).

This is possible by using early binding instead of late binding. That is, if
you utilise the Acrobat type library (the file Acrobat.tlb) then you can
browse the Acrobat Class library in the Object Browser (hit F2 to see this).
This is the preferred method of using Acrobat via IAC. Looks like we best
update our code samples - thanks for pointing this out.

> Also, I would be interested to know how to implement the
> Distiller library
> within VB.

This is the code to make distiller work, this is from the Distiller API
reference tech doc as taken from the SDK (see

Dim pdf As PdfDistiller
pdf.FileToPdf "My Test", "", ""

You need to reference the Distiller type library. I believe this is added by
selecting the AcroDist.exe file when you browse for your type library.

> I do not fully understand how to reference these libraries
> and so any help
> would be greatly appreciated.

You need to go into Tools, References, and then click Browse. Locate the
acrobat.tlb file, by default it's in c:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat

Then you can create an object of type CAcroApp, and so on...

> Thanks in advance

I hope this helps.


Karl De Abrew

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