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VB access to PDF ole object?

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Hi,

I'm having trouble trying to find out what is required in my VB program
to have access to the linked pdf object in my Access Database.

The field "attach" is an ole object. Contained in this is the pdf
document.

If I double click on the entry in Access it launches the Acrobat
reader.

How do I do the same thing in VisualBasic (as I'm using this as my
front end GUI)?

I know how to get to the record in the database (I good at database
programming) - but what do I do with this OLE field?

Do I need to use the OLE container object?
How do I connect the two together?

Thanks in advance,
Phil.

Nov 13 '05 #1
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A VB newsgroup for the version of VB you are using, specific to database
issues, would be a better source for the answer you seek. There are a number
of microsoft.public newsgroups about (classic) VB and about VB.NET,
accessible through the free news server "news.microsoft.com" or through a
web interface you can ready via http://msdn.microsoft.com.

There are quite a few differences between Access and (even) classic VB in
the user interface, even though the UI appears similar.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

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Hi,

I'm having trouble trying to find out what is required in my VB program
to have access to the linked pdf object in my Access Database.

The field "attach" is an ole object. Contained in this is the pdf
document.

If I double click on the entry in Access it launches the Acrobat
reader.

How do I do the same thing in VisualBasic (as I'm using this as my
front end GUI)?

I know how to get to the record in the database (I good at database
programming) - but what do I do with this OLE field?

Do I need to use the OLE container object?
How do I connect the two together?

Thanks in advance,
Phil.

Nov 13 '05 #2

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