Category Archives: interoperability

See if the internet is available in C#

There are many ways you can test your network to see if the internet is available. Some methods may indicate that the network is connected if your local network is available even though the internet is not. Even if you … Continue reading

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Copy files to the clipboard in C#

The example Paste files from the clipboard in C# shows how a program can paste files from the clipboard. You can copy the files to the clipboard by selecting them in Windows Explorer and pressing Ctrl+C. This example shows how … Continue reading

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Paste files from the clipboard in C#

It’s a bit harder to paste files from the clipboard than it is to paste text. Copying and pasting text is relatively straightforward. See Copy and paste text to and from the clipboard C#. When you copy files to the … Continue reading

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Create a PowerPoint presentation from a Word document in C#

This example shows how you can create a PowerPoint presentation containing slides that correspond to selected styles in a Microsoft Word document. How to Use It Enter or select a Word document and a destination PowerPoint presentation. Enter the styles … Continue reading

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Use Word to make a PDF containing pictures in C#

The example Make a Word document containing pictures in C# shows how to make a Word document containing pictures taken from selected files. This example is similar to the that one (see that post for details) except it saves the … Continue reading

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Make a Word document containing pictures in C#

Occasionally you may want to combine selected pictures to make a Word document. This example shows one way you can search for files matching a pattern and then add them to a new Word document. This is a fairly long … Continue reading

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Randomly change the desktop picture in C#

The example Set the Windows desktop picture in C# shows how to display an image on the desktop. This example periodically changes the desktop picture to a randomly selected image file picked from a directory. Note that recent versions of … Continue reading

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Set the Windows desktop picture in C#

This example sets the Windows desktop picture much as you can manually in Windows 10. (I can’t guarantee that it will work without any changes in other versions of Windows.) Exactly how you set the desktop picture manually depends on … Continue reading

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Convert RTF and TXT files into DOCX files in C#

First add a reference to Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word. To make using the library easier, add this using statement: using Word = Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word; When you enter the input and output file names and click Convert, the program uses the following code to open … Continue reading

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Make a temperature forecast in C#

The example Get weather forecast data in C# explains how to read weather forecast data from OpenWeatherMap. This example uses that data to list the forecast’s temperatures. The forecast data has (in part) the following structure. <weatherdata> … <forecast> <time … Continue reading

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