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This blog is all about Office Automation, VSTO, InfoPath and other programming stuff. Remember.. "Real Stuff is Out Of The Box...!!"

Programmatically adding a style assumes number format as “General”

  Hello All, Few days back, I’ve seen an interesting scenario; If you add a “Style”...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 07/31/2012

Dear readers - My Windows Phone 7 App is Live!

Hello All - I hope all of you've been doing fine! fantastic! supperb! well .. I am here to give you...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 04/03/2012

Excel RTD Caching–Memory usage

  Microsoft Office Excel provides a worksheet function, RealTimeData (RTD). This function...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 09/30/2011

Manipulating Office document contents – On Steroids!

Yes, after a long time .. sorry, whatever .. let’s not spend time on reasons. Not going to...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 06/20/2011

How to find all the strings in the thread stack?

To find the all the strings in the thread stack, you’ll need to know about a few things before we...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 04/07/2010

Blog maintenance going on …

Changing a few things here and there, working on the bar below the blog, and adding a comment...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 01/28/2010

Replacement of !runaway

!runway is a beautiful command which tells you the time taken by specific threads, very useful in...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 12/25/2009

News: It’s the time to change my “about” page, I am a Support Escalation Engineer now

Hello Friends, Today, let me try to give you a few tips about my favourite part of job, dump...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 12/24/2009

Project Natal: A move from “Video Gaming” to “Video Sporting”!

Yes .. that’s how I look @ it .. check it out if you don’t believe (or if you do ..) and spread the...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 06/10/2009

So, do you really know the difference? Try blindsearch!

I haven’t seen the algorithm to generate three anonymous columns, but if it’s using random numbers,...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 06/09/2009

How to take the dump for a process which crashes randomly?

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Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 06/08/2009

Under The Hood: Excel hung on SaveAs

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Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 01/16/2009

OpenXMLDiff vNxt - Just an easy way of doing things

Hello Guys – As I told you in my previous blog post, that I am working with Eric on the updated...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 07/11/2008

Here is a news, I am acting as a volunteer

Surely, I am volunteering for something that we (you and me) like playing with Here is the story – I...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 06/23/2008

How to get a list of updates

Today of my team members asked me, how to get a list of Office and Windows updates. Surprisingly, I...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 06/20/2008

The Open XML SDK download and online docs are now available

Let’s see what the OpenXML guru’s take about it .. Here is full description from none other then...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 06/11/2008

My blog UI might suck for a few days

Yep. I am working on some changes on my blog and you might see some things broken, out of place or...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 06/08/2008

One more step in the right direction, native ODF support in Office 2007 SP2

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Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 05/23/2008

What’s "Works on My Machine" Certification Program anyways ?

A few of my readers asked me, what’s do I mean by "Works on My Machine certified”, in my...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 05/16/2008

Creating a new presentation by pulling slides from a presentation

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Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 05/14/2008

Word 2007 “Save As Word XML document” and back without automation – 1

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Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 05/08/2008

Open XML for primary school goers

Ok ..I agree! I was not a simple-sober-studious-obedient-goodie-good student. I do remember when I...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 05/06/2008

Creating a Open XML PowerPoint presentation from scratch using System.IO.Packaging

Here is how I’ve got to create this sample – One of my customer had a similar requirement when I...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 04/28/2008

Couple of issues in PowerPoint 2007

One of my customer reported a couple of very interesting issues (bugs?) in PowerPoint 2007. If you...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 04/23/2008

Open XML Format SDK April CTP - Released !!

It's there, Open XML SDK April CTP is released, it's for all of us - the proud office developers :)...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 04/21/2008

Responding Armagan - Display Thumbnails For Every Page Of A Document

Here is one of the question from one of you regarding the contents on Display Thumbnails For Every...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 04/15/2008

Tip: Getting text from a WordArt Shape

Here is a quick tip - Although you can't get/modify the text from a WordArt Shape using...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 04/14/2008

How to use get the HTML contents of the document using IDataObject

Sure, I know there are many ways of doing it - You can save it as HTML and then read the HTML file...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 04/08/2008

DIS29500 is now IS29500 ... Open XML Wins! thanks everybody!

Yes ..really thanks everybody, people who were "for" and people who were "not for". I believe that...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 04/03/2008

How to do a "Save Copy As" In Word

Ever wondered how can you do a "Save Copy As" in word? Or why it's not there? well ... I don't know...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 04/03/2008

Don't do it ...it's done!

Did you want to make - - A graphical treeview-based editor/VS addin for examining and editing Open...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 03/17/2008

Opening it all .... Office file formats are under OSP and YESOOXML

Wow ... great one, here are the details -...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 02/15/2008

The MSDN Code Gallery is a great place to put any sample projects you may have to help the developer...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 01/29/2008

How to switch ribbon tab programmatically... looks simple ?

Few days back I had an interesting case where one of our customers wanted to switch the ribbon...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 01/21/2008

Yeppp! Source code for the .NET framework libraries!

I know you knew it before and I know it's a old story, but the info is sooooo cool that I can't...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 01/20/2008

Office 2007 SP1 has arrived .. enjoy !

Were you waiting for the SP ? ..available for installation here. Have a look at...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 12/11/2007

Stay tuned for some good OpenXML stuff

I've got opportunity to work on some really really challenging OpenXML cases, looks like you'll get...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 10/02/2007

Came to office for blogging ..but finally ended up playing with my new mobile

So ..sorry :( no post for today .. Just wanted to let you guys know that I am playing with a new toy...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 10/01/2007

Command-line, the old beast ..

If you come from a oldies group (I don't mean the age ..please! ). I mean ..if you've been into dev...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 09/27/2007

Mails that I really, really don't want to receive - 3

I really don't want to bother writing a lot on this - you guys already know this and use it day in...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 09/26/2007

A great WebCast by Doug ! don't miss it ..

As we all know, SP3 was released on Tuesday, 9/18. SP3 contains many security updates for the Office...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 09/25/2007

Mails that I really, really don't want to receive - 2

Here is one more - -------------- MAGIC #2For those of you using Windows, do the following:1.) Open...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 09/25/2007

Mails that I really, really don't want to receive - 1

I held of this post for a few weeks, but now - I am sooo pissed off that I really need to yell. I...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 09/24/2007

Use server capabilities of VSTO ..(and you'll need to play a bit with IIS)

This was one really really interesting case that I handled a few days back. A real long case with a...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 09/06/2007

Were you wondering why did I change my blog to full feed ? Here is why ..

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Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 08/27/2007

Consideration while installing Outlook 2007 without Word 2007

OK..I know the stuff below looks SDKized ..because I pulled it up from a document, just for an FYI...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 08/24/2007

Today is one of the most important day for India - I'd love to share a few thoughts

On this great occasion, I would like to share with you all some of the great quotes by Mahatma...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 08/14/2007

Word 2007 Mailmerge with some label types doesn't give expected output

A few days ago I encountered this issue and surely it did take me a lot of time to understand what's...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 08/13/2007

Connect with me

So, you want to connect with me .. good ! great to know.. believe me its easy ! There are many ways...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 08/10/2007

A few days back I noticed something cool about Vista! did you notice?

So, now you can set different volume levels for different sound sources! that is cool! Tip: to get...

Author: Pranav Wagh Date: 08/09/2007

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