Getting Ribbon XML Intellisense in VSTO 2005 SE

Here’s a tip–to get Ribbon XML Intellisense working in VSTO 2005 SE, copy the file \program files\microsoft visual studio 8\Xml\Schemas\1033\CustomUI.xsd to the folder C:\program files\microsoft visual studio 8\Xml\Schemas\ Happy Ribbon Hacking!

3

The launch of VSTA (Visual Studio Tools for Applications)

KD Hallman, general manager of my team, announced today the availability of Visual Studio Tools for Applications–a “modern, scalable, and more secure version of VBA”.  I quote her forum post below: I am excited to announce that Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) was released as an integrated component of the 2007 Office system earlier this…

1

Using BindingNavigator in VSTO

So it seems like I’m continually doing a VSTO demo in Excel where I add a data source (Northwind usually) and show how you can drag and drop from the data sources window into an Excel spreadsheet to show a customer and the orders a customer has made.  The fields about the customer (name, address,…

0

Virtual Side Video Talking About VSTO 2005 SE

Here’s a video I taped at TechEd about VSTO 2005 SE for the “Virtual Side”–a kind of channel9 style video series they’re doing here in Barcelona.   http://www.mseventseurope.com/Teched/06/Pre/Live/VideoDev5.aspx

0

Using WPF controls inside a VSTO ActionsPane or CustomTaskPane

Mario Szpuszta showed a cool demo yesterday with WPF controls inside a VSTO 2005 ActionsPane for a Excel document.  I was inspired by his presentation to go figure out how to display a WPF control in a CustomTaskPane for a VSTO 2005 SE Add-in project. First, you have to have a bunch of stuff installed. …

3

VSTO 2005 Second Edition available for download now! Eric Rudder Keynote at TechEd

Just came from Eric Rudder’s keynote.  Office & VSTO were featured in the main keynote demo.  Eric Rudder announced the availability of VSTO 2005 SE for download now!   http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5E86CAB3-6FD6-4955-B979-E1676DB6B3CB&displaylang=en    The keynote demo was around software for a fashion company that designed clothing and sells it on the web.  As part of the demo,…

1

Off to TechEd Barcelona

So I’m heading out to TechEd in Barcelona tomorrow.  We will be launching VSTO 2005 SE there and I’ll try to blog while I’m there. I’m participating in 3 sessions listed below. Also, I think I just did the most geeky thing I’ve done for a while in preparing for this trip.  I just reimaged…

0