Dynamically Creating a VSTO Worksheet in Visual Studio 2008 SP1

Note that the approach described in this article is not supported by Microsoft. The GetVstoObject method is designed to be used primarily in application-level add-ins. Using this method in the way described in this article is an undocumented feature that could change at any time or in any release of VSTO. The official documentation does…

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Using VSTO Document Features in Application-Level Add-Ins

One commonly asked for feature in VSTO is the ability to use Word document and Excel workbook features in Application-level add-in projects. Starting with Visual Studio 2008 SP1, there is now a mechanism to use many of the document-level features in your application-level add-in projects. Using this new mechanism, you can get a VSTO host…

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Creating Application-Level Smart Tags in VSTO

VSTO’s document-level Smart Tags are great when you want to recognize a term in a particular document or a class of document created from a template. What are your options when you want to recognize a term in all open documents? I’m going to show two ways–the easy way and the hard way.  My first…

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