Debug VSTO Add-in or Customization

One of our best supporters in the MSDN forums, Dave (davidthi808), asked an excellent question the other day: If an Add-In does not load, what is Microsoft’s suggested approach to resolving why it won’t load? (for the record, Dave’s excellent sleuthing skills [not computer hacking skills or nunchuck skills a la ‘Napoleon Dynamite’] helped him solve…

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Consolidated List of Word Developer Resources

*** I’ve updated the books below, but for most Office 2007 developer resources, see my more recent post. I posted a copious number of resources that can help you with your Outlook development, and here is a similar post for Word. I’ll maintain this, and if you can think of things I have missed, please…

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VSTO Forum: Outlook 2003 Blocked Senders List

One of the questions on the VSTO msdn forums was about how to access the Blocked Senders list in Outlook. As you probably know, you can block the email address of a sender so that their mails no longer clutter your inbox. Heaven knows we can all use that! I wouldn’t mind getting spammed for…

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Office Upgrade Best Practices: Office 2000 to Office 2003

There is a ton of useful information flitting about on various email threads at Microsoft every day. This one comes from Marc Janssens, a technical account manager for customers in Belgium/Netherlands. I used to live in Brussels (1985–1987) when I was 19, so I naturally adore people from Belgium anyway. Marc put together a list…

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Consolidated list of VSTO Outlook resources

When I answer questions in the forums or ng’s, I point people to http://msdn.microsoft.com/office to get up-to-date content for VSTO Outlook. However, the site, as great as it is, displays mostly just official Microsoft content. It’s good content (despite the fact that I have written a good share of it), don’t misunderstand. But, there are…

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