Walkthroughs Using Excel
The information in this topic applies only to the specified Visual Studio Tools for Office projects and versions of Microsoft Office.
Microsoft Office version
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Walkthroughs provide step-by-step instructions for common scenarios and are a good place to start learning about Visual Studio Tools for Office.
The following walkthroughs demonstrate several basic types of tasks: automating Microsoft Office Excel, performing data analysis, working with controls, deploying solutions, and setting security.
Walkthroughs for Excel 2007
The following walkthroughs demonstrate tasks that require Excel 2007.
- Walkthrough: Creating a Custom Tab by Using the Ribbon Designer
Demonstrates how to add a custom tab to the Ribbon of an Excel 2007 workbook.
Walkthroughs for Excel 2007 and Excel 2003
The following walkthroughs demonstrate tasks that can be performed with Excel 2007 and Excel 2003.
Walkthrough: Collecting Data Using a Windows Form
Illustrates using a Windows Form to collect user input and then sending the input to a cell in an Excel worksheet.
Walkthrough: Changing Worksheet Formatting Using CheckBox Controls
Demonstrates the basics of using check boxes on an Excel worksheet to change formatting.
Walkthrough: Displaying Text in a Text Box in a Worksheet Using a Button
Demonstrates the basics of using buttons and text boxes on Excel worksheets.
Walkthrough: Programming Against Events of a NamedRange Control
Provides step-by-step instructions on how to add a NamedRange control to a worksheet and program against its events.
Walkthrough: Simple Data Binding in a Document-Level Project
Demonstrates the basics of binding a single data field in a SQL Server database to a named range in Excel.
Walkthrough: Complex Data Binding in a Document-Level Project
Demonstrates the basics of binding multiple cells in an Excel worksheet to fields in the Northwind SQL Server database.
Walkthrough: Creating a Master/Detail Relation Using a Cached Dataset
Demonstrates creating a master/detail relation on a worksheet, and caching the data so that the solution can be used offline.
Walkthrough: Updating a Chart in a Worksheet Using Radio Buttons
Shows the basics of changing chart styles using radio buttons on an Excel worksheet.
Walkthrough: Binding Data to Controls on an Excel Actions Pane
Describes how to add controls that are bound to a data source to an actions pane in Excel.