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Getting InkOverlay and WinWord playing together nicely

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I am trying to add an annotations overlay to MS Word (using the InkOverlay class provided by the Microsoft.Ink namespace) in VB.NET. To bind the InkOverlay to Word (or antyhing for that matter), it accepts a handle (InkOverlay.Handle) of the window.

I have tried using the PIAs for office to start Word (word.application), but can't find a way to get the window handle from it to attach to the InkOverlay object. Lately I have been using the System.Diagnostics.Process to start "WinWord" and retrieve the MainWindowHandle from it, but I get the error that the process has exited already (see code below).

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  2. Dim P as New Process
  4. With P.StartInfo
  5.             .FileName = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE"
  6.             .WindowStyle = ProcessWindowStyle.Maximized
  7.             .UseShellExecute = False
  8.         End With
  10.         P.Start()
  11.         WinHandle = P.MainWindowHandle
I am looking for any assistance you can provide.

-Matt Ray
Jul 5 '07 #1
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