Integrate OpenOffice.org in my VB.Net

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Integrate OpenOffice.org in my VB.Net

Postby Dipti » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:51 pm

I am newbie with Open Office and had learned about it just a day back. My requirement is to integrate the Open Office in my application. Actually I want to create/edit open office document file using my VB.Net code. but I had a problem I didn't get the CLI dll (assembly). Can you help me about that Please tell me how I can get CLI dll in my project as well as how to create open office document file using my VB.Net code?
openoffice3.3 , windows7
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Re: Integrate Open Office in my VB.Net

Postby TheGurkha » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:02 pm

Hi and welcome to the forums.

Perhaps this will help: ODF Toolkit Project
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Re: Integrate Open Office in my VB.Net

Postby rudolfo » Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:32 pm

Maybe you have a look at the wiki about UNO bridges. The phrases that they use there is not very familiar to me. But that might be because I never worked with .NET and CLI.
wiki.services.openoffice.org wrote:(This bridge should be preferred over the OLE Automation bridge, as it offers more complete functionality.)

Despite of this sentence my understanding is that you can use the UNO/CLI bridge only with C# while you will need to fallback to the COM Automation if you are using VisualBasic (even with VB.NET). But read this with care as I am a complete novice in this area.
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