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  • Question

  • Hi There.

    Please help! I have a problem with trying to leverage the MS Word spellchecher from VB.Net as per many other posts on the internet.

    I have instantiated a word object and am then using the spellchecker function. The symptoms are that the process works perfectly within the development environment, but when built as a release, the spellcheck window does not appear.

    The compiler platform is a 64-bit Vs 2008, and I am trying to build for all platforms. The target machine is a 64-bit W7 system, running Office 2000 16-bit.

    Thanks and Regards,

    Dave Tunmore

    Thursday, January 26, 2012 9:04 AM

All replies

  • Not that this is really the forum for your question, but Office 2000 16 bit is installed on all those W764 bit computers in the same folder as the development computer (and not in a special user folder which is hardcoded)?
    • Edited by Cor Ligthert Thursday, January 26, 2012 11:03 AM
    Thursday, January 26, 2012 11:02 AM
  • Did you set the Visible property of the Word Application object instance to True?
    Paul ~~~~ Microsoft MVP (Visual Basic)
    Thursday, January 26, 2012 3:31 PM
  • Hi Davtt,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    In my opinion, your topic about Word Automation in VB.Net is more suitable posing in the Word for Developers forum. For better support, I will move this thread there.

    Sorry for any inconvenience and have a nice day.

    Mark Liu-lxf [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Monday, January 30, 2012 8:50 AM
  • Hi Davtt,


    I don’t think your issue is able to be handled via VSTO technic. VSTO technic needs Office version latter than Office 2003. I would recommend you access COM Interface to address your issue. And it will be very appreciate if you can provide your code snippet for further research.


    Have a good day,



    Tom Xu [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Tuesday, January 31, 2012 8:59 AM
  • Hi Tom

    The question wasn't posted in the VSTO forum, but asked in the Word for Developers forum...

    Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP
    Tuesday, January 31, 2012 12:58 PM
  • Hi Cindy,

    Posted in VB for Net, in this case not VSTO, but as Visual Studio 2010 has integrated Visual Studio for Applications using VB is that also included in the VB Net section currently. 

    So obvious answer from Tom and for what Mark wrote I also would think this forum, but as you know not my specialism.


    Tuesday, January 31, 2012 1:18 PM