MAPI Properties and the New Outlook 2007 MAPI Reference

The Outlook 2007 Messaging API (MAPI) Reference is now officially published on MSDN! If you are interested in using MAPI to develop solutions that work with Outlook, take a look!   Microsoft MAPI specialist Stephen Griffin already talked about a few new features in his blog, so I’ll cut that short here. Being the project…


We Get E-mails: Where Are the Object Members?

The object model reference documentation for the Office client applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, etc., etc.) provides detailed information about the associated properties, methods, and events for objects that are exposed through the API of each client application. This information is crucial if you develop applications that automate the client applications. You can find…

Office Chart Object Model in PowerPoint and Word

With the release of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft Office 2007, you can now programmatically access and manipulate charts using the VBA object model in Word 2007 SP2 and PowerPoint 2007 SP2. Prior to Service Pack 2, you could only access charts using the VBA object model in Excel 2007. The chart object in…

Open XML SDK 2.0 CTP Available

The Open XML SDK 2.0 Community Technology Preview (CTP) is here! You can find the documentation for it here and the SDK download here. Zeyad Rajabi, a Program Manager for the Open XML SDK, has begun a series of posts covering the Open XML SDK design goals and architecture, sprinkling in some sample code as…


Open XML SDK 1.0 Available

Just read fantastic news from Erika Ehrli Cabral that the Open XML SDK 1.0 is now available. She writes: “The Open XML Format SDK Technology Preview simplifies the task of manipulating Open XML packages. The Open XML Application Programming Interface (API) encapsulates many common tasks that developers perform on Open XML packages, so you can…

Open XML Format SDK April CTP

Erika has a detailed post on the new release of the Open XML Format SDK, as well as the future of the SDK. The Client Dev Docs team is looking forward to creating the new components (Version 2.0, below) of the SDK over the coming year.

Did you know???

Did you know that if you double-click on a non-linked word in a article, it will open a new window with a definition of that word? Neither did I until I accidentally doubled clicked a word trying to select it today. Nice!

New Excel Development Blog

Ghaban Berry has created a phenomenal new blog on Excel development over at Not to be missed!