Advances in .NET Type System

Here at PDC, Misha Shneerson has just delivered a talk on a couple of very interesting new features provided by .NET 4.0. He did explain up front that these features have very broad applicability, but reading the session evals it’s pretty obvious that a lot of people didn’t get it. Probably this is because Misha…

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Exposing Events from Managed Add-in Objects

Following on from my recent posts on exposing add-in objects, here and here, it occurred to me that its sometimes useful to be able to expose events from these objects. Recall that you can expose your add-in through the COMAddIn.Object property in the Office OM, either directly (in a non-VSTO add-in) or through VSTO’s RequestComAddInAutomationService…

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Exciting PDC Session

Under the Hood: Advances in the .NET Type SystemThis is one session you absolutely must not miss. It looks pretty innocuous, but it’s actually a very big deal. This talk is an in-depth examination of some of the enhancements we’re making in CLR v4.0 (and in the C# and VB language compilers) to support shared-type…

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AddInSpy – Diagnosing/Troubleshooting Office Add-ins

AddInSpy is a new diagnostic tool for reporting the maximum possible information about all Office add-ins registered on a machine. This is a free (unsupported) download, available on MSDN Code Gallery here. Covering article on MSDN here. In fact, there are 2 tools: AddInSpy, which is a WPF GUI application, and AS, which is a…

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