Foxit Quick PDF Library

Generate PDF report from MS Access application coded in Visual Basic

You can use Foxit Quick PDF Library with Microsoft Access and Visual Basic using either the DLL or ActiveX editions.

There is also a knowledge base article which shows you how to generate a PDF report from a Microsoft Access database using C# and Foxit Quick PDF Library.

Included below is a sample demonstrating how to use the ActiveX edition of Foxit Quick PDF Library with Microsoft Access and Visual Basic.

Note: you will need to register the ActiveX edition of Foxit Quick PDF Library via the command prompt before you proceed.

regsvr32.exe “C:\Program Files\Debenu\PDF Library\ActiveX\DebenuPDFLibraryAX[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png].dll”

Then you will need to add the ActiveX component that you’ve just registered as a reference to your Microsoft Access project.

Private Sub Command2_Click()
Dim ClassName
Dim LicenseKey
Dim FileName

ClassName = "DebenuPDFLibraryAX1011.PDFLibrary"
LicenseKey = "..."
FileName = "1.hello-world.pdf"

Dim QP
Dim Result

Set QP = CreateObject(ClassName)
MsgBox ("Library version: " + QP.LibraryVersion)
Result = QP.UnlockKey(LicenseKey)
If Result = 1 Then
  MsgBox ("Valid license key: " + QP.LicenseInfo)
  Call QP.DrawText(100, 500, "Hello world from MS Access")

  If QP.SaveToFile(FileName) = 1 Then
    MsgBox ("File " + FileName + " written successfully")
    MsgBox ("Error, file could not be written")
  End If
  MsgBox ("- Invalid license key -")
  MsgBox ("Please set your license key by editing this file")
End If

Set QP = Nothing

End Sub

This article refers to a deprecated product. If you are looking for support for Foxit PDF SDK, please click here.

Updated on May 16, 2022

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