SP1 Fix Affecting 64 bit Solutions in Access

We are on-track to deliver SP1 in mid-summer 2011 (here is the official announcement). We definitely recommend this update for all Office 2010 users. If you’re one of the few 64-bit Access users working with compiled Access databases (ACCDE, MDE, and ADE files), be sure to check out this KB article that details an update…

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Add-in that lists the IDs (idMSOs) of context menu controls is now available

As part of Office 2010 extensibility, it is now possible to extend Context Menus exists, e.g. adding new buttons to a particular context menu in Word/Excel/etc.. To extend a particular Context Menu developers need to know the id name of that particular Context Menu; for that purpose UEX publishes every release a list with all the names of…

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Introducing a new type of help for developers

The Microsoft Developer Center introduces a new type of help documentation for developers. They are called Quick Notes and are intended to give you just the information you need to get common tasks accomplished.   They are very task oriented with no lengthy explanations. Just the steps necessary to get things done. There will be Quick Notes focused on…

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Check out the new article from Excel MVP Ron de Bruin

The article titled Using VBA in Excel to Send Workbooks and Ranges through E-Mail with Outlook (Part 1 of 2) has been publish. In this, the first of a two-part series, Ron describes ways of sending Excel workbooks, worksheets, and so forth to Outlook by using the Outlook object model. Ron also provides links to…

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New Office Talk column on using Office Open XML is now available

I’ve written a new Office Talk column on creating form letters in Word 2007 and Word 2010 by using bookmarks and Office Open XML. The column, titled Creating Form Letters in Word by Using Bookmarks and Office Open XML Files is available at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee956565(office.11).aspx In the column I describe how to create a Visual Studio console…

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Lots of new resources for the Office 2010 Backstage View UI and 64-bit Office

Be sure and take a look at the following articles and downloads for both the Office 2010 Backstage view and the 64-bit version of Office. Also stay tuned for additional articles, code samples, and videos related to the Office 2010 UI. Download: Office 2010 Schema: Fluent User Interface Schema (http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/F/3/FF36D32F-4080-494B-83B8-49DADC68A999/Office2010FluentUISchema.exe) Download: Office 2010 Help Files: Office Fluent User Interface…

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The Office Developer Resources Ribbon UI Add-in

The Microsoft Office Developer Center (ODC) (http://msdn.microsoft.com/office) contains a tremendous number of how-to articles, videos, code samples, and so forth to help you create Office solutions. The menus and links on the ODC are pretty handy for navigating the labyrinth of helpful information. However, I thought it might be helpful to create a tab on…

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Excel’s Worksheets and Sheets Collection – What’s the Difference?

Among the top four objects most searched for on the Microsoft Developer Network by Excel programmers are the Sheets collection and the Worksheets collection (the other two are the Range object and the Application object). As an aside, I’ve written new articles on programming the Range and Application objects which will be published on the Office…

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Check out these new articles on MSDN

The article Calling Excel 2007 Custom Wizards from the Office Fluent Ribbon by Using VBA (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb927654.aspx) demonstrates how to create a custom wizard in  Excel 2007 using VBA and then modify the Ribbon to call the wizard. Albert Raiani does a great job in explaining how to trigger custom code when you drag data from…

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