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Hi all,
I am just about to pull my last hairs out. Does anyone know of how to create a function or some line or two of code that actually searches ALL text within a PDF or DOC? I have been playing around with all sorts of ideas but have never came across this one. I do not want to search the title, I need to search the actual text in the body of these two file types. I hope this makes sense?
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Solution 1

You can't do it in one function!

I can't help you in ASP.NET, but i can explain it in VB.NET ;)

To search MS Word's documents use build-in in MS Word application Find.Execute[^] method.
There are two methods to create MS Word application:
1) using Interop.Services
2) using OLE.

In the first case you need to add reference to Interop.Serices and write code like this:
Dim wrdApp = New Word.Application

The advantage is: client's computers does not need MS Word application.

In the second case you need to create MS Word application like this:
Dim wrdApp As Object = Nothing
wrdApp = CreateObject("Word.Application")

Now you have access to all methods and functions in MS Word ;)
The disadvantage of this approach is the requirement to install MS Word on the client's computers.

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