PowerPoint Sample

The PowerPoint sample application demonstrates how to start PowerPoint, create a blank presentation, add a slide and content, print slides, save your changes, and exit PowerPoint from within a Visual Basic application.

To get samples and instructions for installing them

  • Do one or more of the following:

    • On the Help menu, click Samples.

      The Readme displays information about samples.

    • Visit the Visual Studio 2008 Samples Web site. The most recent versions of samples are available there.

    • Locate samples on the computer on which Visual Studio is installed. By default, samples and a Readme file are installed in drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Samples\lcid. For Express editions of Visual Studio, all samples are located online.

For more information, see Visual Studio Samples.

Security noteSecurity Note:

This sample code is intended to illustrate a concept, and it shows only the code that is relevant to that concept. It may not meet the security requirements for a specific environment, and it should not be used exactly as shown. We recommend that you add security and error-handling code to make your projects more secure and robust. Microsoft provides this sample code "AS IS" with no warranties.

To run the sample

  1. In Solution Explorer, open PowerPointlAuto.sln.

  2. Press F5.


This sample requires that your computer have the following applications installed:

  • Visual Studio 2005 with Service Pack 1, or Visual Studio 2008

  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007

  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007


The sample consists of a solution named PowerPointAuto.sln that contains a single project: PowerPointAuto.vbproj. This project is a Windows-based application that has a single form that remotely controls PowerPoint.

When the PowerPointAuto application runs, it opens a single form that has buttons for automating PowerPoint.

See Also

Other Resources

Samples and Walkthroughs (Office Development)