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Is there any command-line based Adobe tool to assess or open a PDF document?

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May 04, 2020

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Now I am writing a C# program to detect whether a PDF document is corrupted on Win10 environment. However, I cannot call the AcroRd32.exe to do my job, because this is indeed a Windows Form application rather than a command-line tool. 

 

You know, when AcroRd32 is trying to open a corrupted PDF document, there will be an error dialogue box popped up. However, by writing a C# application, there is no way to detect the existence of an error dialogue box from a third-party Windows application. What I can do is to check the return code of %errorlevel% after running an application, but for a Windows application, there is no difference: the returning %errorlevel% is always 1, regardless whether the Windows application has hit any error.

 

Nevertheless, in front of a pure command-line based tool, an C# application can check whether it runs successfully or fails: if the returning %errorlevel% value is 0, it means that the command line has completed successfully; other than that, the command line has hit an error and failed.

 

So can you please show me whether there are any Adobe command-line tools to open or check the status of a PDF document?

 

Thank you in advance for any help.

 

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Is there any command-line based Adobe tool to assess or open a PDF document?

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Now I am writing a C# program to detect whether a PDF document is corrupted on Win10 environment. However, I cannot call the AcroRd32.exe to do my job, because this is indeed a Windows Form application rather than a command-line tool. 

 

You know, when AcroRd32 is trying to open a corrupted PDF document, there will be an error dialogue box popped up. However, by writing a C# application, there is no way to detect the existence of an error dialogue box from a third-party Windows application. What I can do is to check the return code of %errorlevel% after running an application, but for a Windows application, there is no difference: the returning %errorlevel% is always 1, regardless whether the Windows application has hit any error.

 

Nevertheless, in front of a pure command-line based tool, an C# application can check whether it runs successfully or fails: if the returning %errorlevel% value is 0, it means that the command line has completed successfully; other than that, the command line has hit an error and failed.

 

So can you please show me whether there are any Adobe command-line tools to open or check the status of a PDF document?

 

Thank you in advance for any help.

 

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The Adobe Acrobat version I am using is:

 

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, Continuous Release, Version 2020.006.20042

 

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Acrobat Reader is not a validation tool. Nor is Acrobat Pro. No comprehensive checker tool exists. However, automation of Acrobat (not Reader) via a C++ plugin could open a file invisibly; it would probably not stop with errors, but it would also not detect many of them. 

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