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Saturday 07 June 2003
 

This article [Microsoft Knowledge Base - Article 224351] on the Microsoft support site gives a simple tool to read (and write) properties of OLE compound documents, without the server of the OLE document running or even installed. In more readable terms, this means you can get (for example) the Author, Title or Summary out of a MS Word or Excel document, without having to start (or even have available) Word or Excel. All through the magic of the IPropertySetStorage and IPropertyStorage COM interfaces.

Could be usefull in a webserver (.asp) application, where you don't usually want to start an application like Word or Excel.


10:03:18 PM    


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