.NET4Office

A blog by Eric Carter

VB Code Samples for the VSTO for Office 2007 Book Now Available

I wanted to make sure everyone knows that VB code samples for the VSTO for Office 2007 book are now...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 11/18/2009

8. VSTO Bug Tracker : Using a Ribbon

To get started, from the Project menu choose Add New Item. In the Add New Item dialog box, click...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 05/14/2009

7. VSTO Bug Tracker : Using Document-Level Features in Add-Ins

Prior to Visual Studio 2008 SP1, you couldn’t use common VSTO features like controls in the document...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 05/14/2009

6. VSTO Bug Tracker: Word Report Generation

Another thing I want my bug tracking system to do is help me generate a weekly report with a summary...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 05/14/2009

5. VSTO Bug Tracker : Using Cached Data

We are now going to convert our previous sample to use cached data.  In our current solution we...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 05/14/2009

3. VSTO Bug Tracker : A UDF

Now that we have our web service, lets get started by writing a managed UDF that uses the web method...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 05/14/2009

2. VSTO Bug Tracker : The Web Service

Within Microsoft, there is a web service already implemented that I can use in my solution to call...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 05/14/2009

1. VSTO Bug Tracker : The Data

For my TechEd demo today, I will be showing a solution that helps me to do part of my job as a...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 05/14/2009

If you are using Windows 7 RC and VSTO you better read this

Saurabh blogs about how to work around an error you get if you published a VSTO solution using...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 05/08/2009

Advanced Word & Excel 2007 Development in Visual Studio 2008 with VSTO (OFC 324)

I will be at TechEd next week and will present a session on advanced VSTO: OFC324 Advanced Microsoft...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 05/06/2009

Creating a Research Service for Word 2007 in C# with Visual Studio 2008

This post examines how to build research services for Word and other Office applications. Word has a...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 04/10/2009

VSTO Community Activities in Vienna

There are some great VSTO community activities going on in Vienna.  Office Community Day is...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 03/25/2009

Content Control Event Model in Word 2007

New in Word 2007, content controls can be inserted into a document to provide more structure and...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 03/24/2009

Object Model Changes for Developers Between Excel 2003 and Excel 2007

There a lot of changes between Excel 2003 and Excel 2007 for developers.  Here are some...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 03/19/2009

Changes in the Add-In Model between VSTO 2.0 and VSTO 3.0

It is instructive to compare code from the previous edition of my book to see what changed between...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 03/17/2009

Visual Studio Tools for Office 2007 Code Listings

The C# code listings for the VSTO 2007 book are attached to this post. I will also get them posted...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 03/14/2009

Attaching to an already running Office application from your application using GetActiveObject or BindToMoniker

One common pattern of Office development is the Office Automation Executable—a console or windows...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 03/12/2009

VSTO 3.0 Features – What Features For What Office Applications?

With VSTO 3.0 in Visual Studio 2008, there are a lot of new features and it can be a bit of a...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 03/10/2009

Getting VSTO Projects to Build Without Installing Visual Studio

I stumbled upon a couple of good posts about getting VSTO projects to build on a continuous...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 03/06/2009

New VSTO 3.0 and Office 2007 Book Hot off the Presses

I’m excited to announce that I have completed a new book on VSTO 2008 and Office 2007 that is hot...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 03/02/2009

Version2003 Version2007?

Saw a weird bug in VSTO this weekend as I was setting up a new home machine (Quad core—woohoo!)....

Author: Eric Carter Date: 10/16/2008

Another Cool Outlook Post--Disabling Reply To All & Forward

Scott Hanselman blogs on a simple VSTO Outlook add-in to disable the Reply To All and Forward...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 08/21/2008

Nice Post on Building the next Xobni

I really liked David Crow's post on building the next Xobni--has lots of practical advise about both...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 08/21/2008

Dynamically Creating a VSTO Worksheet in Visual Studio 2008 SP1

Note that the approach described in this article is not supported by Microsoft. The GetVstoObject...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 07/28/2008

Using VSTO Document Features in Application-Level Add-Ins

One commonly asked for feature in VSTO is the ability to use Word document and Excel workbook...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 07/24/2008

Creating Application-Level Smart Tags in VSTO

VSTO’s document-level Smart Tags are great when you want to recognize a term in a particular...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 07/10/2008

Seeking feedback on VBA if you are at TechEd this month

Do you use VBA (or any other extensibility mechanism) in Office and are you headed to TechEd? If so...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 06/03/2008

How to Keep Visual Studio from Trying To Upgrade Office 2003 Projects

Tony Crider blogs on how you can get Visual Studio to stop bugging you to upgrade an Office 2003...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 05/28/2008

In the category of interesting add-ins for Word...it's Linktacular

A VSTO add-in for Word that hyperlinks all the acronyms you've used in a Word document (and defined...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 05/12/2008

Office Development While You Workout

Harry Miller has done a really cool series of podcasts that you can download and listen to while you...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 05/09/2008

Inter-AddIn Communications

This is an important article to read if you've every wondered about how to get add-ins you've...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 05/08/2008

Getting My Head Around Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2007 Object Model Changes

I'm trying to get my head around all the changes in the Outlook 2007 object model. Some good...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 05/07/2008

VBA and VSTO Can Be Friends (Part III)

When we last left our heroes: We created a word document, turned on the developer tab, and recorded...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 05/05/2008

Deploying VSTO 2008 add-ins to all users (continued)

Misha blogs again, this time about how to install a VSTO 2008 add-in to all users on a machine....

Author: Eric Carter Date: 04/26/2008

VBA and VSTO Can Be Friends (Part II)

VBA code can easily be called from VSTO.  Here are the basic steps. Create a document with VBA...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 04/25/2008

VSTO 2008 Case Studies

Slavishly copied from John Durant's blog, I hadn't seen these before so I thought I'd pass them...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 04/23/2008

Video on VSTO Power Tools

There's a nice intro video to the VSTO Power Tools we recently released on Channel 9. ...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 04/22/2008

VBA and VSTO Can Be Friends (Part I)

One of the cool new features of VSTO 3.0 is better support for what I would term "Extending VBA with...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 04/21/2008

OBA Sample Application for PeopleSoft

During Kurt DelBene’s keynote at Collaborate 08 the OBA Sample Application Kit for...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 04/18/2008

How Do I Get My VSTO Add-in for Office 2007 to Install for All Users?

This is a common question with VSTO 3.0 add-ins.  Office only allows VSTO add-ins to be...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 04/17/2008

ApplicationClass Needn't Be Avoided

Geoff Darst--an engineer on our team--sent this to me a while back and I think it would be good to...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 04/16/2008

How to get VSTO ClickOnce add-ins to "Update Now"

Kristopher Makey, an engineer on my team, blogs about how to add an "Update Now" button to get a...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 04/15/2008

Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map v.2

Something to check out if you haven't seen it yet.  This was released earlier this year....

Author: Eric Carter Date: 04/14/2008

Setting the BackColor to match the Office 2007 color scheme

Daniel Molina, a developer on my team, shared this code which is useful if you want to detect the...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 04/11/2008

Why are there two design time adaptors loading in Excel 2007

So, while running Excel 2007 with VSTO installed, you may have noticed that there are two design...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 04/10/2008

VSTO Outlook Add-in Talks and Obeys Your Commands

If you haven't checked this out yet, it is worth looking at. Nathan Carlson, a developer on my team,...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 04/09/2008

VSTO Team Blog has Moved

The VSTO team blog has moved to http://blogs.msdn.com/vsto , and the RSS feed is...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 04/08/2008

VSTO Runtime Versions Explained

Andrew Whitechapel posted a great article explaining the multiple versions of the VSTO runtime....

Author: Eric Carter Date: 04/07/2008

Communicator VSTO Add-in for Outlook

Michael Dunn posted a cool VSTO add-in for Outlook that integrates Outlook and Communicator. ...

Author: Eric Carter Date: 04/04/2008

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