I’m trying to open a doc file under VB.NET, I found a very simple way to do it using word:
Dim doc As Word.Document Dim wordApp As New Word.Application Dim allText As String Try doc = wordApp.Documents.Open("C:\marti.doc") allText = doc.Range.Text() doc.Close() RichTextBox1.Text = allText Catch 'error End Try
(More detailed info: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316383)
This could work, but it need to open Microsoft Word window to handle it. I need to use it without Word installed. So I need a Library which can open doc/excel files.
Do you know a good Library that can do this?
I found this library:
Have you tried this?
The recommended way of interacting with Office files is through the Office OpenXML library. You can get it here.
If you are using Microsoft Office 2003, you can load and save documents in Open XML if you have installed the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats. You can download the compatibility pack and find more info here.
This is an example method to gather the content of the document:
Private Shared Function GetWordDocContent(strDoc As String) As String Dim stream As Stream = File.Open(strDoc, FileMode.Open) Dim wordprocessingDocument__1 As WordprocessingDocument = WordprocessingDocument.Open(stream, True) Dim body As Body = wordprocessingDocument__1.MainDocumentPart.Document.Body Dim content As String = body.InnerText wordprocessingDocument__1.Close() Return content End Function
Another example here.