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I want to find files including special strings. I know how to do it, if the file with format ".txt". Can anyone tell me how to do it, if the file is MS Word document or "rtf"?
Posted 6-Apr-10 16:19pm

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Solution 1

Hi,

there is an infinite number of file formats. When you know the format and want to access the file content, theoretically there are a few strategies:

1.
use the original application; it may have an API so you can interface it. Example: Office has an API through the "Primary Interop Assembly".

2.
look for the file format specification (it may be public, it could be a public standard; it can also be proprietary), and implement your code accordingly.
Example: RTF is documented.

3.
find a commercial product that implements #2.

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