Word 7 WLL

Word 7 WLL

Post by Peter N Andrease » Fri, 08 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Hi -
I am writing a DLL file to use with Microsoft Word 7, I use Borland C++
Builder. My problem is: Can I get a handle to the current document
window in Word so that I can mess with it directly from the DLL?
Specifically, I want to set the background colour of the document


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Hi all.  I'm migrating a .WLL built for Word 6 and Windows 3.1 to work
under Windows 95 and Word 7 (aka Word 95).  In the startup code for this
.WLL, I subclass the main Word window using a SetWindowLong with
GWL_WNDPROC.  When I do this with Word 7, everything works like a champ
until I do something in Word that causes a dialog box to pop up.  Very
shortly after the dialog box appears, Word crashes with a page fault.
Here's the weird part:  if I have something like Spy running before I
perform that action that causes the dialog box to appear, everything
fine and dandy.  Also, Spy does NOT have to be running before I start
Everything still works fine if I start Word thereby performing the
and then start Spy before the dialog appears.

Environment-wise, the original .WLL was compiled 16-bit using VC++ 1.52
under Windows for Workgroups 3.11 and the new Word 7 stuff is compiled
32-bit using VC++ 4.0 under Windows 95.

Anybody got any ideas?  I'm stumped.

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