How do I open/view Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) in a VB.NET Form?
Visual Basic .NET doesn’t provide an OLE control that lets you embed an Office document in a form. Here are two approaches:
the Microsoft WebBrowser control (Shdocvw.dll) to open an Office document in VB.Net or C#
The Visual C++ ActiveX Control named DSOFramer.ocx can be used to host Office documents (such as Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, Visio drawings, Project files,
or PowerPoint presentations) in Visual Basic (VB6 and VB.NET) or HTML.
Example: Hosting Office in .NET applications
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