can anyone teach me how to get text from Microsoft Word using vb code?
Here's a tested example of a simple function to return the text from a word document given its filepath, hope this helps:
Private Sub Form1_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load Dim docfilepath As String = "C:\Users\sooho\Desktop\test.docx" Dim doctext As String = getDocText(docfilepath) If doctext IsNot Nothing Then MsgBox(doctext) Me.Close() End Sub Private Function getDocText(ByVal filepath As String) As String If File.Exists(filepath) AndAlso Path.GetExtension(filepath).ToUpper.Equals(".DOCX") Then Dim app As Application = New Application Dim doc As Document = app.Documents.Open(filepath) Dim doctxt As String = doc.Content.Text app.Quit() Return doctxt Else Return Nothing End If End Function
EDIT: forgot to mention, you will need to add Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word framework as a reference in your project's settings, this is required to interact with any word document unless you're using a third-party library. Also, not shown, "Imports Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word" and "Imports System.IO" are needed at the beginning of your code for this example to compile.