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Open Powerpoint file in Windows Store App (Modern-UI)

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  • Hi experts,

    we want to create an Windows Store 8.1 App with modern-ui in c#.
    This App should be able to show a powerpoint pptx file and if possible control the paging of the user through the pptx pages.

    Now the questions:

    Is there an api to Powerpoint for apps, like the Interop-Assemblies?
    Is the a way to show the pptx pages inside the App in a control?

    Thanks a lot in advance
    Ulrich Schumacher


    Thursday, October 09, 2014 6:16 PM

Answers

  • You currently can not embed Desktop Apps into Store Apps so the Interop Route won't be possible. As far as I know there also are no controls that would render pptx inside a Store App. You would have to parse the pptx format yourself and create a renderer for it.
    Thursday, October 09, 2014 6:25 PM