Using MS-Word thesaurus from VB

Using MS-Word thesaurus from VB

Post by Krishna Pras » Thu, 23 Dec 1993 01:11:41

I am writing a Visual Basic application that needs to use a
dictionary, and thesaurus and if possible a spell checker too.  
I thought that instead of re-inventing the wheel, I would use
the tools available on standards word processors like MS-Word
(sp-am.lex etc., which contain executable code apparently
copyrighted by Houghton-Mifflin).  Most of my users to have
Word anyway, so there should be no copyright issue.  

So, my question for the Net is, is there any way to invoke the
MS-Word tools from a Visual Basic application.  Ideally, I would
like to send a word out to the tool and return the standard Word
thesaurus dialog box.  I expect to do this often during a typical
application session, so any overhead of starting up Word everytime
will render it useless.

I don't know if this matters, but I have Visual Basic 2.0,
Standard Edition.  If it does matter, I am willing to invest in
an upgrade.

Thanks in advance for any help.  E-mail is prefered.

Krishna Prasad

W: 908-234-7072
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