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How to create and manipulate an instance of Office Word by using Office Automation in Visual C++, in Visual C#, and in Visual Basic.NET

This article describes an All-In-One Code Framework sample that is available for downloading. This code sample includes a step-by-step guide for creating and manipulating a Microsoft Office Word instance by using Office Automation in Visual C++, in Visual C#, and in Visual Basic.NET.

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Technical overview

The code sample automates Office Word to perform the following operations by using Visual C++, Visual C#, and Visual Basic.NET:
  • Create an instance of Office Word.
  • Create a new document.
  • Insert a paragraph.
  • Save the document.
  • Close the Office Word instance, and then clean up unmanaged COM resources.

Note For more information about how to create and then deploy the sample application, see the Readme.txt file that is included in the download package.

Technology category

  • Office Solutions Development


This code sample contains the following programming languages:
LanguageProject Name
Visual C++ CppAutomateWord
Visual C#CSAutomateWord
Visual Basic .NETVBAutomateWord


  • You must run this code sample on a computer that has Office Word 2007 installed.
  • This sample application was created by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 with Service Pack 1 installed.


  • Office Automation Word

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Article ID: 979697 - Last Review: 02/08/2010 09:22:35 - Revision: 1.0

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