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Below given MS support solution is creating new insatnce on the fly and getting the instance name:;en-us;316126[^]
using Word = Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word;
	Word.Application wdapp;
	System.Diagnostics.Process.Start("<Path to WINWORD.EXE>");
	wdapp = (Word.Application)System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.GetActiveObject("Word.Application");
	wdapp = null;

But I need no of word instances and its name, without creating new instance of word.

Could some one help me?
Posted 24-Apr-11 20:00pm
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Sandeep Mewara 25-Apr-11 2:08am
I think read the same thing couple of days back... a repost?
prasad.koila 25-Apr-11 2:26am
hmmm.... Not ble to find solution, so thought post it as new question.
Sandeep Mewara 25-Apr-11 2:36am
So, did you got some reply there? you interacted with the answerer?

Editing the old one would also pop the question back to top of stack...
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Solution 1

use this

object word;
word = System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.GetActiveObject("Word.Application"); 
catch (COMException) 
     Type type = Type.GetTypeFromProgID("Word.Application");
     word = System.Activator.CreateInstance(type);
prasad.koila 28-Apr-11 7:22am
How to detect if different version of the word documents opened?
Rajesh Lagria 28-Apr-11 20:00pm
microsoft office 2000,2003 file format *.doc and 2007 file format *.docx
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Solution 3


Please go through with this post
Running Instance of Word


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