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Hi this is my code:

private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    String strFileName;
 
    //Find the Office document.
    openFileDialog1.FileName = "";
    openFileDialog1.ShowDialog();
    strFileName = openFileDialog1.FileName;
 
    //If the user does not cancel, open the document.
    if (strFileName.Length != 0)
    {
        Object refmissing = System.Reflection.Missing.Value;
        oDocument = null;
        webBrowser1.Navigate(strFileName);
    }
}

here i used webbrowser control for loading word document files.but this code not load a wordfile in my application...here my document file displayed separately..so please tell how can i load word documents in my webbrowser control using c# windows application.
Posted 3-Aug-12 3:45am
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Why? What requirements can justify such risky investment?
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Solution 1

To display a Word document you need to embed the Word OCX and read its documentation. Obviously, this requires that the user's machine has Word on it. A web browser, including the IE in the WebBrowser object, will typically start an external program to open this kind of document.
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That's right (voted 5). That's why I recommended to consider different alternatives -- please see my answer.
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Bad idea. Word is a proprietary product. Not only the customers will have to pay for the license, there would be a vendor lock-in (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vendor_lock-in[^]) on the product, no compatibility, nothing good.

Think about: 1) HTML; 2) System.Windows.Forms.RichTextBox; 3) System.Windows.Controls.RichTextBox; 4) WPF Flow Document; 5) something else.

Please see:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.forms.richtextbox.aspx[^],
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.controls.richtextbox.aspx[^],
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa970909.aspx[^].

[EDIT]

At the same time, Word file format compatibility is the easier problem. After all, OpenOffice, LibreOffice and other products support all versions of the format, please see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenOffice.org[^],
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LibreOffice[^].

If you would like to support only the newer Office Open XML, the format itself is available and is standardized under ECMA-376 and ISO/IEC 29500:2008:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_Open_XML[^],
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_Open_XML_software[^].

Please see the comparison chart on Office Open XML software:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Office_Open_XML_software[^].

As some source code is available and open, you can use it.

—SA
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Kenneth Haugland 3-Aug-12 14:19pm
   
Very good. 5.
   
Thank you, Kenneth. By the way, just updated with a big [EDIT] on Office Open XML.
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