Retrieve list of supported label definitions RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    From our VB.net 2005, using VSTO 2007 - is it possible to retrieve the list of label options including

    a) label manufacturer - e.g. Microsoft, Ace Label,  etc


    Then for each label manufacturer - each label type including type , height, width, page size


    In essence I want to have in my app pretty much the same type of dialog as you get in word 2007.


    If so, any pointers to where in the object model, or sample code I can find this ?




    Thursday, June 28, 2007 5:38 AM


  • Hi Bruce


    As far as I know this isn't, and has never been, possible with Word. I can't even tell you which dll it might be in (although it is certainly in some dll).


    Historically, the label "templates" have been proprietary (Avery, etc.) with the company supplying the information that's "hooked into" Word. Best MSFT has ever been able to do is give us a method to show the built-in labels options dialog box, back in Word 2002 or 2003. Before that, it was SendKeys or nothing.


    You might get a discussion going in the word.mailmerge.fields newgsroup. There are a couple of clever regulars in there who might have a new thought or two...

    Thursday, June 28, 2007 10:29 AM