How to create Excel UDFs in VSTO managed code

One question that I frequently get is how to call managed code from VBA. In general it is not recommended to mix VBA with managed code mainly due to the non-deterministic eventing model. In other words if VBA and managed code are listening for the same event there is no guarantee of the order that…

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XMLNode and XMLNodes View Control Video Demo

 Last month I did a webcast on view control programming in Office 2003 with VSTO 2005. You can watch the archive video here: View Control Programming in Word 2003 and Excel 2003. I have re-recorded the Word XMLNode Demo. This is a much better quality than the webcast. This demo takes you through how to use…

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Bookmark View Controls Video Demo

Last month I did a webcast on view control programming in Office 2003 with VSTO 2005. You can watch the archive video here: View Control Programming in Word 2003 and Excel 2003. I have re-recorded the Word Bookmark Demo. This is a much better quality than the webcast. This demo takes you through the 3 ways…

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1 Year Microsoft Anniversary

Well it’s hard to believe that its been one year already. The time has gone by so quickly. I have learned so much in my first year about the way that Microsoft works. It is totally amazing what it takes to make a product, the thousands of people involved. When I first started the team…

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View Control Programming in Word and Excel 2003 – Webcast

The VSTO team will be doing a bunch of webcasts over the next month. I will be giving one of them. My webcast will be on August 4th at 1pm PST. My topic is View Control Programming in Word 2003 and Excel 2003 using VSTO 2005. This is going to be a great talk about…

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Turning 64

 After coming back from TechEd 2004 I was really excited by all of the new technologies that I saw. I also realized that my venerable Dell was in need of some help. I wanted to try everything I saw at TechEd but realized that I don’t have enough horsepower or disk space for all of the…

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TechEd 2004 Monday Day 2

So Today was the first real day of TechEd. SteveB gave the keynote address. The keynote was so full that all of the Microsoft people had to watch from another ‘overflow’ room via video. It was good. I am most excited by the Visual Studio Team System. This is way cool! I have been working…

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TechEd 2004 Sunday Day 1

I got up early to head out to the SeaTac airport to catch the 8:00am flight to San Diego. All of the other VSTO team members that were going to TechEd were on the same flight. The flight was uneventful. We arrived around 10am. The weather was cloudy and 65. I thought that had left…

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Low Fat Software

There was an article about manditory software labeling. Do you think this is a good thing? Should all software declare, as does the food industry, what it contains? For example should the software tell you that it is recording your keystrokes, or that it collects personal information. What should the label contain. Is it the…

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MVP Friends

Last week as you all know was the MVP summit here in Redmond. We had a meet and greet on Monday here at the Building 41 cafe. As you already know that Building 41 is the Visual Studio Building. So the MVPs were bused in from the conference center. Dinner and drinks were served and…

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