Re: file attributes: read creation and last access dates

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Posted by webmaster Guido on October 06, 2003

In Reply to: Re: file attributes: read creation and last access dates posted by Stefan Loeners on September 26, 2003:

: I was referring to the MS Office suite indeed.
: If you hover your mouse over a file in Windows Explorer (at least in W2K), you get to see a lot of information that is saved with the document, more specifically information saved in the document properties menu. I was wondering how Windows reads this information without opening the doc and whether this info cannot be accessed programmatically.
: Thank you.

Well, this is quite advanced stuff, including topics like OLE-variants, automation, COM utilities, and other weird animals :) which would require an entire course... So let's just give you some example code.

I pieced together a small demo from the writings of some courageous guys, who took a deep dive into the MS-Office underworld. I'll send you the source code by email.

The MS-Office Documents Properties demo will be available on our website for all DelphiLand Club members within a few days, it just needs some polishing.


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