Resolving performance issues with loading Office add-ins (VSTO add-ins or Shared add-ins)

Many Office developers report performance issues with loading Office add-ins (VSTO add-ins or Shared add-ins) but most of the time delay is due to external factors. This blog post tries to list possible reasons for delay in add-in load.  1).Net Cold Start  – There could be some delay due to time taken to load the assemblies/dependencies…

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MapPoint does not appear in the list of products while creating shared add-in in Visual Studio 2008

Issue Description: On a machine having Visual Studio 2008 and MapPoint 2009 installed, MapPoint does not appear in the list of products while developing a shared add-in using Visual Studio 2008, as shown below: This is a bug in MapPoint 2009. Workaround for this issue is to create necessary registry entries. Follow the steps below…

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