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FIX: Office 2003 crashes when you try to close a Word document or an Excel spreadsheet from a WinForm control in a Visual Studio Tools for the Office System version 2003 solution

Support for Office 2003 has ended

Microsoft ended support for Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

SYMPTOMS
Consider the following scenario. You have a Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System version 2003 solution that contains a WinForm control. You programmatically close a Microsoft Office Word 2003 document or a Microsoft Office Excel 2003 spreadsheet from the WinForm control. In this scenario, Microsoft Office 2003 crashes. This behavior occurs after you apply the Update for Office 2003 (KB907417).

Note This problem also occurs if you are running the original release version of the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and you have not applied the Update for Office 2003 (KB907417).
CAUSE
This problem occurs because of a limitation in the .NET Framework exception handling for application domains that are unloaded in a managed Office 2003 solution.

Note This problem only affects Visual Studio Tools for the Office System version 2003 solutions. Non-Visual Studio 2003 Tools for the Office System managed solutions are not affected by this problem because application domains are not unloaded when the document or the spreadsheet is closed.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, we recommend that you do not use code that closes an Office document or spreadsheet from a WinForm control in a Visual Studio Tools for the Office System version 2003 solution.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information about Visual Studio Tools for the Office System version 2003, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
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Article ID: 908003 - Last Review: 01/15/2007 02:37:42 - Revision: 3.7

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System version 2003
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Academic Edition
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2003
  • Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
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