VSTO 2005 Second Edition – hot off the press

VSTO 2005 Second Edition Beta (aka VSTO2005SE) – this is a new free product that complements VSTO 2005. See this announcement from KD Hallman if you want to know general details about the product and the roadmap. I am here to discuss technical details of what it is. First of all – there is a…

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Enable Remote Desktop Connection through Windows Firewall Remotely

This article by John Howard is priceless. Windows XP SP2 configures the firewall settings so that remote desktop is unacessible. My wife installed a fresh OS today and wanted to TS (which is a slang from Remote Desktop) from home but instead she had to drive to work and phisically be at the computer console…

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COM shim wizard for Visual Studio 2005

Finally! It took an eternity to get this thing published, but now you can go to MSDN and download COM shim wizard that work with Visual Studio 2005. Original COM shim wizard only worked with Visual Studio 2003 and so many people have requested an upgrade. For those unfamiliar with the shims here is a…

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Documents can customize ribbons as well

Andrew Whitechapel was blogging about IRibbonExtensibility and how it can be used in AddIns to customize a ribbon in Office 12. I am not sure how many people have noticed this but VSTO v3 June CTP document customizations can also customize ribbons and we are going to see how. Interestingly enough, there is at least one person…

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Must read for everyone trying to deploy VSTO solutions

I am breaking the silence to get the word out (to those loyal souls that still aggregate my blog) about 2 articles on VSTO deployment. First article is an in depth overview of VSTO deployment models and proposed solutions. The second one is a complete walkthrough for setup project creation with code samples. Most important – this…

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