Office Automation :: PowerPoint: Using Pres.SaveAs In PresentationBeforeSave Event?

May 16, 2011

I have created an addin specifically for Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 that will cature any save attempts made by the end-user. The purpose is it analyse where the file is saved to and to take a copy of the saved file for version control.I have created a module level object mobjPPT which contains my PowerPoint application object and have assigned the PresentationBeforeSave event to my sub 'PowerPointSave'. Everything works up until the point it hits the 'Pres.SaveAs' line and throws the following error:

System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80004005): Presentation (unknown member) : Failed.
at Microsoft.Office.Interop.PowerPoint.PresentationClass.SaveAs(String FileName, PpSaveAsFileType FileFormat, MsoTriState EmbedTrueTypeFonts)
at PPTSave.Connect.PowerPointSave(Presentation Pres, Boolean& Cancel)

I have tried calling SaveAs on the mobjPPT object instead but get the same results.Here is the offending item:

Private Sub PowerPointSave(ByVal Pres As Presentation, ByRef Cancel As Boolean)
Dim dlgResult As DialogResult = Nothing
Dim dlgFilter As Microsoft.Office.Core.FileDialogFilters = Nothing


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I have a simple form, with a button that invokes some Powerpoint automation (I am using VB 2008; Office 2007 is installed on the machine). Powerpoint starts up properly, the presentation closes, but...Powerpoint stays "up" (does not quit). When my application eventually closes, powerpoint does close, but I would like for it to properly close right after the automation completes.

Imports Office = Microsoft.Office.Core
Imports Graph = Microsoft.Office.Interop.Graph


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Apr 20, 2009

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Apr 20, 2010

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I'm looking for a method of doing this efficiently. I have read several articles over the past few days as well as those from Mike R. but just need some direction to get started on this.To start of I'm looking for whether to read the entire FirstExcelDoc spreadsheet or just read the info for first policy number(2nd row) and process it and write out the blue column info for that row and then loop through and come back and read the second policy number (3rd row) etc... Please attach a code snippet for either way of reading the data.

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Jun 17, 2009

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Dec 2, 2009

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This may run fine for a couple days but sooner or later the process starts crashing, usually with this error: RPC_E_SERVERFAULT.

My question is, Is it expected that continually opening/closing/refreshing workbooks will inevitably cause the Excel object to crash at some point.

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Nos, i've got .NET 4 installed, and i've added the system.tsr and mscorlib.dll files as reference in, say, Excel 2007 (see screenshot).However, when i try to make a thread with anything as basic as "Dim Thread1 As System.Threading.Thread", i get a user-defined type not found error.Indeed, when i use the object browser to see what's in the System file, theres nothing remotely linked to any Threading, and in the mscorlib file, nothing under "Threading" either, just a few Thread related functions, but nothing defining a data type

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Dim xlsApp As New Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Application


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Private Sub SetRangeValidation(ByVal rng As Range)
With rng.Validation


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