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Working with Word in a classic Win32 environment without .NET and JAVA

For performance reasons, we’re looking for OLE Automation alternatives to read and write MS Word Documents.

We’are using Borland Delphi in a Win32 environment. We have seen that you are talking about a product that works with .Net and Java.

Is there a chance to call your components in a traditional win32 environment, without installing the .Net framework?

Thanks in advance

David Obber

Hi David,

Thanks for your interest in Aspose products.

Aspose.Word is a .NET assembly and therefore needs the .NET Framework installed, but you can call it via the COM interop as described in this article http://www.aspose.com/wiki/default.aspx/Aspose.Word/AccessingComponentFromCOMClients.html



Thank you.

But what about performances of the Com Interop? Is it a bottleneck as I heard?

You have to try it, we did not do performance tests from COM clients. I hope there is still a chance it will be faster than using Word automation. Even if it is not faster, it will run well on a server whereas MS Word Automation will not.