Translate Format Information

Format information can include file attributes in the following categories:

Not all categories are required. Many formats only include major format and file class, or major format only.

The format information has the following structure:

MajorFormat.FileClass.MinorFormat.MajorVersion.MinorVersion

For example:

81.2.0.9.0

Each number in the format information represents a file attribute. The entry 81.2.0.9.0 represents a Lotus 1-2-3 Spreadsheet file version 9.0, where

81= Lotus 1-2-3 Spreadsheet (major format)

 2 = Spreadsheet (file class)

 0 = not defined (minor format)

 9 = 9 (major version)

 0 = 0 (minor version)

This example applies to the formats.ini file. When extracting format information using the GetDocFormatInfo method, the same format is represented as 294.2.9.0.

NOTE:

The format values returned from GetDocFormatInfo differ from those in formats.ini because the former defines a unique ID for each major format, while the latter uses a major version, minor version, and minor format to distinguish between formats.


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