Excel Host Items
The information in this topic applies only to the specified Visual Studio Tools for Office projects and versions of Microsoft Office.
For more information, see Features Available by Application and Project Type.
Visual Studio Tools for Office extends some objects in Microsoft Office Excel so that they expose events and act as a container for controls. These extended objects are called host items. This section describes the host items available for Excel documents.
In This Section
Workbook Host Item
Describes the extended functionality of Workbook host items, including the addition of events. It also describes how the workbook acts as a container for components that are shared by all worksheets in the workbook.
Worksheet Host Item
Describes the extended functionality of Worksheet host items, including the addition of events and data binding. It also describes how you can add Windows Forms controls and host controls to the worksheet.
Host Items and Host Controls Overview
Describes the functionality of host items and host controls, including programming against events, binding the controls to data, and how the controls differ from the native objects.
Programmatic Limitations of Host Items and Host Controls
Describes the limitations of host items and host controls, including programmatic creation and conversion between host controls and their underlying native Office objects.