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Ever since I released my version of the Foxit PDF Preview Handler, I've been flooded with comments about building a version that works for Windows XP.  You see XP doesn't have the preview host that Vista has built into the operating system.

Well, I finally had some time to hunt down some code and get it working, thanks to the help of Ryan Gregg from the Outlook team.  I released the sample code I used as a base for this as a part of our Code Trip project.  You can view my short screencast explaining one of the core pieces here using the Code Trip's embedded player:

You can download the Foxit PDF Preview Handler for XP here.  If you have Windows Vista, I recommend you stick with the existing one for Vista as it leverages the existing preview host that is built into Vista.

Hope this helps!


3/29/2008 3:22 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
I don't see a link to the download
3/29/2008 4:05 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
sorry :-) -- link fixed
4/2/2008 5:16 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
great work....so this does not rely on having Foxit installed?
4/2/2008 5:17 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
is it OK to use this at work? Wasn't sure how to understand the license agreement.
4/3/2008 12:26 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thanks Tim!! A++!
4/4/2008 6:47 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thanks Tim for the nice add-in!!!

Good job!!!
4/5/2008 4:14 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Hi Tim,

It is a really great. Thanks.
4/7/2008 9:00 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
I think it's getting be better if hidden the tool bar like work/excel preview :)
4/8/2008 12:06 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Great! This was a wait, but it's wonderful you took the time to make this. Much appreciated!
4/8/2008 12:13 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thanks for the great work you have put together!
4/9/2008 10:49 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Great stuff - works like a charm and allows me to view mutiple pdf documents easliy.
4/17/2008 4:07 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thanks - it works very well
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4/19/2008 5:32 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Well worth the wait, installs and works just as expected. Thanks for making the effort Tim.
4/19/2008 7:34 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thanks a lot Tim, Great Job!
I did a search for this previewer on Google and Adobe did not come up anywhere. How could they possible drop the ball on this? Or do they have one and I just missed it.
4/19/2008 1:31 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
@randy: the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader comes with a PDF Preview Handler built-in. So if you are an Adobe Reader user, grab the latest version and you will have it. I prefer Foxit Reader which is why we created this one. But Adobe absolutely has one in their Reader product.
4/21/2008 12:01 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thanks. Just what I have been searching for- print buttons etc are fantastic!
4/21/2008 2:01 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thanks Tim....
Great JOB....

4/21/2008 8:31 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thanks a lot!
Been waiting for this since I stumbled upon the Vista version a while back. Just pure luck that I did a search again and that you had made this great effort.
Works very well and I like Foxit a lot more that the bloated Adobe pdf reader.
4/29/2008 10:42 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thanks for writing the Vista and XP versions of this previewer, I missed the Preview function as I prefer Foxit to Adobe even after Adobe added their version. I wrote a post a year ago on my own blog with a link to a temporary preview add-on by Ryan Gregg, which he pulled after Adobe added official support in 8.1 for previews, and that post is to this day, over a year later, still my most-trafficked post! I've recently updated it to add links to your excellent Foxit previewers so people have a choice; both of my main systems are running Foxit only and no Adobe Reader. I don't miss it! Thanks again.
5/1/2008 10:45 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thank you!
5/2/2008 6:05 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thanks very much, works like a charm!!!!
5/7/2008 1:49 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Many Thanks!!!

You add-in is exactly what exists when needed! :)
5/9/2008 1:55 AM | # Works with Windows 2003
Thanks a lot.
Works also with Windows 2003.
Keep at it!
5/18/2008 10:18 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Great job. I am using on both XP znd VISTA, but I can't get XP Windows
Explorer to display foxit PDF preview. Any suggestions?

Again, great job.

George
5/20/2008 1:11 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Super Duper, Love it!
5/21/2008 5:34 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Fantastic!!!
5/26/2008 4:32 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thank you! I've been looking for something like this for a while. It fits the bill perfectly.
6/3/2008 4:01 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Werkt echt perfect!! Veel dank en groeten uit Amsterdam.
6/4/2008 4:47 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
i am downloading right now but im not sure if this will do what i want:

could this be used as a preview handler for thumnail views under xp?

if this is just what i need all the foxit users will make a statue on your honor
6/4/2008 5:01 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
@arana: no this is not for thumbnail previews in XP, sorry.
6/8/2008 6:59 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Nice utility. Thanks very much.
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6/10/2008 2:53 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
So seksi! Thanks for the great tool! A+
6/17/2008 7:31 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Many thanks for this
6/17/2008 9:56 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
I am using an Outlook plugin called "Attachments Processor" that stores email attachments locally and replaces the file attachment with a LNK to the saved file. This help to prevent Inbox overload by scrapping off these attachments so my Exchange administrator isn't telling me that my Inbox is nearing its limit and preventing me from receiving email.

Unfortunately your PDF Previewer does not work with LNK files, however it does work great with attachments that have not been relocated.

Do you think that your handler will be able to use LNK files in the future?

Thanks!
6/17/2008 10:00 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
@Bill: no, the preview handler model maps specifically to file types. A handler for LNK would also have to work with desktop shortcuts, etc. -- "LNK" is used too ambiguously I think to be effective and not have enough complaints :-) -- aside from that, basically handlers actually open the file in the message, not follow a shortcut, so the way that the PDF handler is built would remain that way.
6/20/2008 9:51 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
does this also works with winxp and office 2003?
6/20/2008 10:30 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
@patrick: no there is no notion of preview handlers for Office 2003
6/25/2008 1:12 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
fantastic just want i wanted.
7/2/2008 1:00 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
THANK YOU !!
7/11/2008 8:30 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Really appreciate your work
7/14/2008 5:03 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Hi

Great stuff
Thanks for sharing this
7/15/2008 3:25 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
This is my first comment to a blog post on the Internet, and I have to say that this XP File Viewer is GREAT! Thank you for building it.
7/16/2008 12:13 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
its great... thanks a lot
7/30/2008 10:10 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Nice work. Love it!
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8/3/2008 9:01 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
I downloaded the latest PDF previewer hanler and installed on Winodws XP SP3/Office 2007 SP1/Foxit PDF 2.3(Build2923), when I preview it,problem is that it still can't be preview in the outlook frame and error comes in attachment.
8/5/2008 3:54 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Sample code doesn't work, registry code is commented out, so you will have to figure that out and write your own values, Libraries are missing for the crappy foxit plugin.. total freaking mess, take it down so you can save someone else much wasted time. As a matter of fact, take this blog down!

Pissed off!
8/5/2008 4:31 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
pissed: You should probably read the post a bit clearer. The sample code is only for a COM server implementation of a preview handler -- NOT the specific PDF one provided here. That is an implementation of the sample code. The Foxit libraries aren't available because they aren't free...so I can't provide them. So of the 70K downloads, you are the only one saying it is crappy...sorry you are so bitter, but if you read a little closer the sample code is just that a sample, it is NOT the code for *this* handler. And I'm not sure what you mean by registry values?
8/5/2008 4:48 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
The following keys must be wrote to the registry or nothing happens when you click on the attached file in outlook

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{MyGuid}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PreviewHandlers]
"{MyGuid}"="COMPreviewHandlerService

And possibly a couple more depending on your needs...

Your installer writes them (probably the 70k downloads you are refering to) but the sample code is commented out, probably because the app doesn't have permission to write these values and throws an exception!!

I realize it is sample code, but it should work!
8/5/2008 5:08 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
pissed: Actually I think my installer sets those because I don't see me setting them either. But good point that you should add a constructive comment on the code sample (and I'll try to correct myself).

I think your comment is valid, but when it is filled with such venom it comes across unintelligent and hard to respect. You could have easily just stated what you did in the second comment and garnered a lot more respect.
8/5/2008 5:29 PM | # Foxit Preview Handler for XP
You are right, and I do appologize!

Just frustrated as I spent many hours tweaking with the code only to not have it work. By the way, there is more wrong than just the registry keys. The code is getting stuck in the loop that listens for the incoming win32 messages... or something to that effect...

I stripped the code down to just the PreviewSurface hosting a text box, wrote the registry values and it still doesn't work correctly..

Gracias,
Senor Feliz.
8/6/2008 4:26 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Is it possible to remove the bar "Foxit PDF Reader - provided by www.foxitsoftware.com" ? When you have a little laptop - it takes too much place :(
8/6/2008 7:54 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Serghei: There is no way to turn that off. Ensuring that Foxit gets their brand in the tool is how it is kept free.
8/6/2008 3:39 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
For anyone wanting to use the xp code to create a preview handler you will have to do the following to get it to work.

Remove the following lines of code if you plan on coding your own handler and not using the foxit ActiveX sdk.

In ControlPreviewer.Designer.cs remove the following line:

private AxSDK_AXLib.AxFoxitReaderSDK axFoxitReaderSDK1;

Now run the program in Debug mode and remove all the references to the foxit sdk. You will see a list of them in your Error window

Next remove the textbox "textBoxError" from ControlPreviewer.cs and any references to it. There is also another textbox called myPreviewControl which you will also need to remove.

Now you can drag a control onto the ControlPreviewer in design mode, or incorporate your ActiveX control here as well.

There are two methods you need to pay attention to. They both have the same name

public void LoadFile(string fileName, STGM fileMode){}

One is in FormPreviewSurface.cs and the other in ControlPreviewer.cs. This is where the event gets fired and the name of the file getting clicked on gets passed in. You will see what to do here depending on what your handling.

The last and most important step is to write the following registry keys. You can copy and paste the following into a reg file or add them into your installer. You will need to edit a couple places. Do not edit the GUID of the handler unless you change it in the code.

Edit the name of your handler
Edit the path to your handler
Do not edit fee26cbc-56a2-4691-8604-41a19ef13abf

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{fee26cbc-56a2-4691-8604-41a19ef13abf}]
"DisplayName"="The Name of My Handler"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{fee26cbc-56a2-4691-8604-41a19ef13abf}\LocalServer32]
@="C:\\the\\path\\to my\\working folder\\COMPreviewHost.EXE"
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PreviewHandlers]
"{fee26cbc-56a2-4691-8604-41a19ef13abf}"="COMPreviewHandlerService"


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.wav\ShellEx]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.wav\ShellEx\{8895b1c6-b41f-4c1c-a562-0d564250836f}]
@="{fee26cbc-56a2-4691-8604-41a19ef13abf}"

I hope this helps someone and saves them some time!
8/6/2008 3:45 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Of course I forgot something...

You have to change the following extension to what type of file you are handling. In the case below I am handling .wav files. If you were handling flash files for instance, you would change the .wav to .swf

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.wav\ShellEx]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.wav\ShellEx\{8895b1c6-b41f-4c1c-a562-0d564250836f}]
@="{fee26cbc-56a2-4691-8604-41a19ef13abf}"
8/27/2008 1:48 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Love the previewer. We are locked to acrobat viewer 6 on XP with office 2007 on diagnostic laptops with 14inch screens and have just setup receiving pdf job sheets.Is it possible to set it so that by default the LHS bookmarks bar is hidden so we can get a little more width?
Cheers Hoges
8/27/2008 8:23 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Hoges: Download the latest versions from http://timheuer.com/foxit and that function (default bookmark bar hidden) is in the latest build.
9/1/2008 8:06 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Great previewer. How do I uninstall it?
I have no problems with it but I am testing it for work and need to know.
Thanks
9/1/2008 10:16 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
GREAT SOFTWARE!! Thanks so much
9/10/2008 3:15 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thanks a lot, that's precisely what I needed.
9/15/2008 8:21 AM | # Foxit Preview Handler for XP
thank you so mch! it did solve my problem!!!

God Bless!!!
9/26/2008 9:55 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
you did it - gw
thx
9/26/2008 7:27 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
I have browsed past this page thinking its too simple and wont work, finally I cracked and tried it, you are a champ Tim, and absolute champ. Thanks a lot
11/9/2008 12:28 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Great Work.......
really killing add-in.
Lot of time is saved using this tiny add-in
Keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11/10/2008 1:53 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Doesn't work on my WindowsXP MCE 2005. Do I need additional Software besides the Foxit Reader and the installer I downloaded? (I alreday installed .net Version 2)
11/10/2008 2:08 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
ritz: I haven't tested on MCE. But you don't need to even have Foxit installed. Are you getting an error?
11/12/2008 2:38 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Don't get any message: Setup runs smoothly and exits afer successfull installation. I just don't see a preview.
Actually it shouldn't be a problem due to the MCE, after all ist just a WindowsXP professional + MediaCenter.
Maybe ist because I use a non-english version of Windows. I tested it in a VM with a WindowsXP profession (german) same result.

Thanx for your help!
11/12/2008 6:42 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
ritz: Can you change to English and see if it works. Localization is on my list to complete, but I simply haven't yet.
11/17/2008 2:35 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
You are the most wonderful man in the world at this moment in time!

Thanks
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11/25/2008 2:16 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
I think I love you.
11/27/2008 11:19 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thank you for a very good idea it was easy to download and simple to install. Worked like a charm.
12/10/2008 4:23 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Kudos -- Very nice job - -been looking for something like this and was lucky enough to find you.

Excellent.
1/9/2009 3:06 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
For people like you, I have a hope for a better tomorrow.
Tnx
1/31/2009 7:40 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thanks so much, Tim!
2/2/2009 6:32 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
I installed Foxit Preview Handler for XP. I can see the Foxit preview handler working in MS Outlook. It turns out that I don't need it because I have Adobe Acrobat 8.1+. When I uninstalled the Foxit Preview Handler, my Adobe PDF Preview Handler stopped working. I tried reinstalling Adobe Acrobat and repairing Microsoft Office and it still doesn't work. Apparently, some keys and values in the Registry where changed by Foxit, and I am unable to revert back to my original Adobe PDF Preview Handler. I tried replicating the registry keys and values using Regmon on a computer that never had Foxit installed, but I was still unable to undo the changes that Foxit did to my registry.

I need to know how to completely reverse the installation of Foxit Preview Handler.
2/2/2009 8:39 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Jameson Foxit PDF Previewer install/uninstall does in fact modify the registry setting for the default PDF preview handler. When uninstalling it obviously removes the setting it set. Why Adobe is *not* re-adding that if you re-install their product is a mystery to me. But If you've uninstalled the Foxit preview handler, it has been uninstalled. There is no "reverse to original state" because in PDF previewers there is no "original" state -- they are just flags in the registry as to what handler to use. You can use the preview association editor here blogs.msdn.com/.../...dler-association-editor.aspx to manually edit that association without hunting the registry.
2/4/2009 6:58 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
grt job tim.......works wonderful.......i receive a lot of pdf's and this is a GREAT blessing......thank you and to all those who helped you.

god bless
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2/9/2009 8:21 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Hi Tim,

Great Job.

Is it possible to smaller or remove the bar "Foxit PDF Reader - provided by www.foxitsoftware.com" ? When you have a little laptop - it takes too much place :(
2/10/2009 9:41 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Sun, thanks for the comment. I keep that bar in there to keep the tool free! I don't think it is much to ask for a free product that Foxit is providing for us to the community! I suppose on netbooks and smaller laptops it will be an issue, but apologies...it still is great value!
2/16/2009 8:36 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Having serious problems with Office 2007 Adobe PDF Preview Handler so I used you. Seems to work.
3/25/2009 4:38 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Hihi, well I deinstalled adobe reader 9.1 then I deinstalled Foxit Preview Handler (XP) run office diagnostics reinstalled the addin and now it works again. Thank you for your nice app. Regards knuty
3/26/2009 4:47 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
I was so keen to get a PDF previewer I was going to shell out money to upgrade my acrobat 7.1 to acrobat 9! Thanks so much for writing this, works fabulously.
3/26/2009 11:54 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Hi everybody.
I don't know if i'm stupid or what, but i've been trying to install this application on XP for hours, and it doesn't work¡¡¡
I just have to download FoxPDFSrv_1_1.msi???? or I need another aplications???
Can someone upload some screenshots to see the preview working???

Thanks a lot¡¡¡
4/16/2009 4:10 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Finally! Thank you!
Françoise: You just need to double click on FoxPDFSrv_1_1.msi and execute. Be sure all MOffice programs are closed...
Good luck

Adobe and Microsoft, you should wise up!
4/28/2009 8:57 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Hi Tim :

After installer the Foxit PDF preview handler, I can not find anything in the outlook toolbar, I don't know how to use this handler to preview the PDF attachments, can you tell me how to find the help for it.
FYI, I do not installed the Foxit reader, Do I need to install it first ?
4/28/2009 10:52 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Simon -- When you get an email with a PDF attachment in Outlook 2007, select the PDF file and a preview button will appear in the body of the message. See the image here: http://timheuer.com/foxit
4/28/2009 1:46 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Hi Tim:

There is nothing happen or any preview button appear in the body of the message.
I can not see anything different before ansd after I installed the Handler.

Do I need to install Foxit Reader first ? or it can run without Foxit Reader ?
I am now using outlook 2003 (NOT outlook 2007)
I have installed FoxPDFPSrv_1_1.msi (because I am using windows XP)
I also have installed Adobe Acrobat 9.0 (My organization ordered it for us)
Is there anything I should do in the windows registery ?
Should I reinstall the FoxPDFSrv_1_1.msi once again ?
4/28/2009 1:52 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Simon -- the preview functionality is only available on Outlook 2007 for Windows XP.
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5/11/2009 1:37 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Finally!! THX!!!!!
7/17/2009 12:29 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Worked like a charm, 20 second download, 1 minute install, stop and started outlook, clicked on pdf document link in preview pane, voila! document preview and can print from preview. Love it!

John
8/20/2009 2:26 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thanks a lot. It works well. Best regards, Michael
8/21/2009 12:42 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Does this work on Outlook 2003? or just 2007?
8/21/2009 12:44 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Jules -- Only 2007+ Outlook 2003 doesn't have the preview feature in the product.
8/25/2009 2:27 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
PerfecT

Great Job
9/23/2009 4:12 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thanks - very useful.
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9/23/2009 12:18 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Sweet.
10/16/2009 12:55 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Hi, Great plugin - thanks.

However - I do have a problem.

When I preview a pdf (Win XP english) and it contains a table (like the bill from a webstore) the table is "black". I see some lines, so I know the table is there, but I don't see the numbers.

Anyone an idea? I can mail an example.
10/29/2009 11:35 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Installation went smoothly, Outlook 2007 tried to preview the PDF, but just said Error in the previewer and it listed Foxit. I did check under trusted and removed the adobe option and made sure foxit was selected. Any suggestions?
10/29/2009 11:40 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
TYandow - you made sure you installed the XP one right (if you are on XP)?

If you already had the Adobe one installed I've seen some conflicts where the registry information is not being updated for some reason.
11/5/2009 4:31 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Hi! Just what I was looking for! However, when it shows me the preview, it looks all scrambled... any ideas?
11/19/2009 3:25 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Hi,
looks like a very good tool - just what I am looking for. But ... may we use your PDF handler also in my company? That would be great!
12/4/2009 3:34 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Just found this - excellent tool - thanks for your rewarding work!
12/11/2009 12:19 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
It's really useful! Thank you!
12/15/2009 2:33 PM | # Foxit preview: an alternative to the vulnerable Adobe Reader 9.x
Adobe Reader 9.x is currently an extremely critical unpatched vulnerability according to Secunia. When viewing an attachment in Outlook using the adobe previewer, one can easily double click the attachment which will of course launch Abode Acrobat and expose the computer system to access. An alternative pdf previewer such as Foxit preview handler for XP is a must have security work around until Adobe Reader can be patched or don't use Adobe Reader at all. Thanks for the great plugin.
12/25/2009 1:56 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
thank you - thank you - thank you

you have provided a great application to run on XP, and an even GREATER service to those of us not completely computer savy!

thanks again... my best to you and yours for a happy and healthy holiday and new year!
1/9/2010 11:55 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Now,I found Xp version...Great job.
Thank you very much.
It is really useful.Thanks again..

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1/20/2010 1:01 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
thanks Tim,
this is great :)
1/31/2010 12:54 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Hi Tim,

I've downloaded and installed FoxIt Preview Handler for XP. It's not working. I have Outlook 2003 installed. Do I need Outlook 2007?
2/9/2010 6:44 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thx a lot Tim, this is really great job
2/10/2010 8:59 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thank you so much for this plugin.
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2/18/2010 8:32 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
the previeuw works perfectly in outlook when i deleted the adobe reader programm.
From the moment I install Adobe reader ( tried with different versions) the previeuw does not work anymore . I get the message that there is no previeuw prgramm installed.
What can I do ?

best regards.
Jef
2/27/2010 6:54 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
thank you so much for this software!
4/6/2010 6:10 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
It's perfect!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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4/19/2010 10:09 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
I'm continually blown away by what is still free on the internet. Adobe was falling down on the job and you have succeded where they failed. I hope you are getting SOMETHING for this.
4/19/2010 7:26 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
I've been using Foxit Previewer for XP on Outlook 2007 for a while. I had similar issues to some previous posts regarding Adobe updates wiping out Foxit. In the past i've simply reinstalled Foxit, but it doesn't seem to work now.


I get the following error when i click on a pdf:
Thanks for any support you can give.

System.IO.IOException: The file exists.

at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError()
at System.IO.Path.GetTempFileName()
at TimHeuer.PreviewHandlers.XP.FormPreviewSurface.LoadFile(String file, STGM fileMode)
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4/21/2010 12:57 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP

Soup herb! :D

Been a Foxit user for a long time and this just ices the speedily delivered cake.

Many thanks.
4/22/2010 4:44 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
wow, many many (and more) thanks for that and for the time you spent on it! now this outlook thing starts getting nice ;-)
cheers,
4/23/2010 12:24 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Awesum stuff! Foxit ftw. Thanks dude
4/28/2010 4:31 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
THANKSSSS from MEXICO. It works really nice. GRacias!!
4/29/2010 9:02 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thanks Tim and FoxIt. I appreciate you providing this to everyone. I can finally remove the resource hog and security liability known as Adobe Reader.
5/13/2010 7:20 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thank you too much Tim & Foxit... gr8 stuff... :)
6/11/2010 8:34 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thanks Tim,

I have been looking for something like this for years, works like a charm with no conflicts with Blue Beam PDF software Outlook 2007 or XP.

Thanks!
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7/9/2010 12:24 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Absolutely brilliant, works with Outlook 2007 and Foxit - the fastest PDF software.
Thanks.
9/24/2010 3:48 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thanks - very painless!
10/8/2010 2:45 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Great pdf preview handler! I like this one better than the Adobe one (before it broke). Thank you so much for giving this previewer to us.
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10/20/2010 12:34 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thanks this software working...
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11/15/2010 12:23 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
After installing Adobe Acrobat Pro I decided to remove this preview handler since it was overridden by Adobe. After that Adobe handler was broken to the extent that completely reinstalling Acrobat doesn't fix it.
11/19/2010 11:58 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Works running win7 Home Premium on a 64 bit.... system. Perfect. Thanks.
11/20/2010 2:47 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
I hope I can become a great programmer like you. This works great.
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11/24/2010 6:08 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thank you very much. Works great on xp.
12/6/2010 5:50 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thanks so much this is great!
4/5/2011 10:22 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Wow thaNK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT WORK !!! THIS IS SUCH A GREAT TOOL!!
4/16/2011 1:08 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Great fix. Thank you very much! This is a great help.
6/26/2011 12:47 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
haha Tim i can read the pdf in file now! i love your cute software crazily thank you so much:)
4/11/2012 2:14 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
We are still on XP, but using 32-bit Office 2010. This previewer worked perfectly in Outlook 2010 - thank you! Still wish I could see the preview in the windows explorer, but pleased to find at least part of the solution. Thanks for your hard work, Tim!
6/7/2012 11:30 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Only just stumbled across this; great stuff - magic!
Many thanks, Tim
10/22/2012 11:21 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Wow!!! Nice stuff...
thanks bgt
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6/8/2013 5:11 AM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thanks bro!!!
7/1/2014 10:07 PM | # re: Foxit Preview Handler for XP
Thanks Tim. Great Work..!!

 
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