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Message 11 of 14 (1,211 Views)

Re: ADR 2011 Api & VB2010 Express

03-06-2012 02:22 PM in reply to: vgottipa

Yes. The targeted environment is x86 and .Net Frameworks 3.5.

Has anybody managed to successfully use the DWF Viewer Control with VS2010? If so, what did the trick?

By the way I am using VS2010 Ultimate with SP1 on the Windows 7 Professional.



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Message 12 of 14 (1,107 Views)

Re: ADR 2011 Api & VB2010 Express

10-08-2012 06:48 AM in reply to: alexs

Old thread, but if it can help someone. I've managed to get it works:


  1. Open a console and browse to C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\DWF Common\ ;
  2. Run aximp.exe AdView.dll. Two files are generated: ExpressViewerDll.dll and AxExpressViewerDll.dll ;
  3. Add the AxExpressViewerDll.dll as a reference to your VS solution ; 
  4. In the load event of your form, create the control by code:


var aev = new AxExpressViewerDll.AxCExpressViewerControl();
aev.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;



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Message 13 of 14 (448 Views)

Re: ADR 2011 Api & VB2010 Express

02-18-2014 10:54 AM in reply to: FRFR1426



I'm trying your solution but I was not able to extract axExpressViewerDLL.dll. There is no registered Activez Control found in adview.dll.






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Message 14 of 14 (167 Views)

Re: ADR 2011 Api & VB2010 Express

09-10-2014 05:17 PM in reply to: andred

You still need to build the solution with .net 3.5 framework and a platform target x86


and this worked for me.

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