The Excel Button – Awesome for Developers

Dan Battagin, Principal Program Manager on the Excel team, authored today’s post. Recently on the Excel blog, the Excel team announced The Excel Button – Bringing Excel Everywhere. The button allows developers to bring the power of Excel to data on their web site with just two (yes, that’s 2) lines of HTML. Adding this…

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Finding your way around Office developer documentation

I’d like to share with those of you who are new to Office solutions development a few tips about using Office developer documentation. Where Like most Microsoft products, our most up-to-date Office developer documentation is published on MSDN Library. The most common ways to find content is to use a search engine or the Table…

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Importing Charts, Customizing the Ribbon, Starting Excel from Outlook

Often I see customers on forums asking how to display custom user interface in the Office Fluent ribbon under some specific conditions. For example, how to display a custom ribbon only for mail inspectors, or, how would one tell the inspector is in compose mode and not read mode. Browsing just the titles and summaries of…

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New Developer Roadmaps for Outlook, Visio, and Excel

Are you interested in learning to develop solutions for Outlook? The Outlook Developer Roadmap puts the the building blocks in clearer perspective. The Outlook Developer Roadmap is the latest in a series of Office developer roadmaps to help developers learn about available APIs and technologies supported by an Office application. Use the Outlook Developer Roadmap to…

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Office Client Content Published in April 2011: Excel, Open XML, Outlook, and Visio

Just wanted to provide a quick summary of content published on MSDN for Office client applications in April, 2011:  API References and SDKs  Office 2010 Primary Interop Assembly Reference (MSDN refresh) Open XML SDK 2.0 for Microsoft Office (April 2011 Refresh) Visio 2010 SDK (MSDN Refresh)    Technical Articles  Selecting an API or Technology for…

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New Excel Macro Training Videos for Beginners!

Developers and power users new to programming with the Excel object model take note: there is a new series of videos that show how to create, edit, and run macros in Excel 2010: Save time by creating and running macros in Excel 2010!   This set of 4 videos ranges in length from 3 to 5 minutes each. For…

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Nice Roll-up of Recent Publications: Access, Excel, Office, OneNote, Outlook, Visio, Word

  API References and SDKs  Component API Reference for Office 2010 Outlook 2010 Developer Reference (MSDN refresh) Outlook 2010 Primary Interop Assembly Reference (MSDN refresh) OneNote Developer Reference: Application Interface      Technical Articles  Creating Subprocess Diagrams Programmatically in Visio 2010 (March refresh) Creating Subprocess Drawings Programmatically in Visio 2010        Sample Code…

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A Few Office 2010 Object Model References Live on MSDN!

Today we published a few Office 2010 object model references on the MSDN Library: Access 2010 Developer Reference Excel 2010 Developer Reference Outlook 2010 Developer Reference Project 2010 Developer Reference Word 2010 Developer Reference These versions are currently the most up-to-date developer references for the corresponding Office 2010 client applications. Developer References for Office 2010 (APIs shared across…

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Developer Help Updates for Office 2010 Beta

In the intervening time between when we had to hand-off the Developer References to go into the Office 2010 Beta several weeks ago and now, the Office Developer Documentation team has been extremely busy adding new content about the new features. We have added hundreds of new topics to the references! This post describes to…