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Display PDF files

Display PDF files

Display PDF files

Now that Adobe have made acropdf.dll not work in VB6, has anyone found an alternative solution for displaying the contents of a PDF file?

I've got several old vb6 progs that create PDF's and then used acroPDF to display them that no longer work, but I can't find an alternative without spending megabucks.

Any ideas?

RE: Display PDF files

I have this code in a standard Module:

CODE --> Module

Option Explicit

Public Sub OpenDocument(strDocPath As String)
Dim G As Long
G = Shell("RUNDLL32.EXE URL.DLL,FileProtocolHandler " & strDocPath, vbNormalFocus)
End Sub 

So if I want to open any file with the default program associated with that file type, I just pass the full path with the file name and extension to that Sub:

Call OpenDocument("C:\Temp\SomeFile.pdf")

So whatever you use right now to open your PDF, this code will do the same.

---- Andy

There is a great need for a sarcasm font.

RE: Display PDF files

Yes that could work, but I prefer to display the PDF in a control on my form, so that I can include sort/filter options on the form to regenerate the report and redisplay it.

RE: Display PDF files

This page purports to have example code that continues to allow use of acroPDF in VB6. Have not tried it myself, though, but basically it embeds a latest-version-of-IE webbrowser control on your form, and loads the PDF into that

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