Is it possible to host microsoft access 2010 in WPF or Windows Forms as ActiveX or anything? I've seen DsoFramer examples but it's not supported from Microsoft and not to mention buggy. Some articles suggest using webBrowser but it's coupled with registry settings that I would not like to overwrite.

Interobility at that moment isn't that important than just to be able to load the access database in a parent window.

Do I have any options of doing that other than using webBrowser control?

Thank you.

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Why? If you explain your objective we might be able to give you some alternativers.

Written by Tony Toews

Business requirements for a project. Just trying to see if it is possible at all.

Written by Ivan Zlatanov

i better go viseversa inserting controls in access

Written by vittore

Accepted Answer

Probably not the answer you want to hear but there are no really good solutions available for embedding Office apps/documents in WPF/Winforms anymore. DSOFramer was about the only real choice, but it's dead and the KB has been removed. A web browser control is also plagued with problems.

Although not confirmed to support Access 2010, the only solution I know of for embedding Office docs these days is http://www.officeocx.com/. It has had its share of problems too - rumor has it that it is based off of DSOFramer.

Written by Otaku
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