Migrating an Outlook Solution to .NET Framework 4 in Visual Studio 2010 (Norm Estabrook)

Visual Studio can help migrate your Outlook solutions from .NET Framework 3.5 to the .NET Framework 4. However, you still have to do a few things manually to make it all work.  Beth Massi converts an Outlook Solution that targets the .NET Framework 3.5 to an Outlook Solution that targets the .NET Framework 4 client… Read more

Making a Custom Group Appear in the Message Tab of a Mail Item (Norm Estabrook)

You can add a custom group to the Message tab of an Outlook mail item.  For example, here is a custom group named "MyCoolGroup" that I added to the message tab of a new message: Outlook lets you open a message in the following two modes: Compose (you are drafting a new message). Read (you… Read more

Office Development with Visual Studio 2008 Tutorial Series – Part 2(Beth Massi)

Last month Robert Green, VSTO MVP, started a series of tutorials on building on Office 2007. Today we published part 2 of his step-by-step tutorials. In this second part of the series of tutorials on Office Business Applications, learn how to create a Word 2007 price quote generation solution using Visual Studio 2008. This tutorial… Read more

Using Office 2010 Extensibility Schemas with VSTO addins for Beta 2 (Stephen Peters)

Office 2010 brings in many new features to the Ribbon and Backstage extensibility. In order to take advantage of those changes in VSTO addins, you will need to update your ribbon XML projects to use the new Office 2010 schema. First, you will need to see if the schema is installed. To do this, look… Read more

Office 2010 Beta & SharePoint 2010 Beta Now Available to the Public (Beth Massi)

Monday Office and SharePoint 2010 Beta were released to MSDN/TechNet subscribers. Today it was announced at PDC that these are available to the rest of the public! Come and get it… Office 2010 Beta SharePoint 2010 Beta These Betas are compatible with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 which was released to the public a few… Read more

Office & SharePoint 2010 Betas Available! (Beth Massi)

Office and SharePoint 2010 are available for MSDN Subscribers today: MSDN Subscribers: Office 2010 Beta is here. MSDN Subscribers: Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 Beta is here. These versions of Office and SharePoint are compatible with the Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 that was released a couple weeks ago. Check out these resources and please let us… Read more

Office 2010 Application Compatibility Program (Beth Massi)

If you missed it, Office announced a compatibility program to help IT and developers who have built add-ins make a seamless upgrade to Office 2010.  We want you to have a successful and seamless migration to Office 2010 for your VSTO solutions. The program provides tools for environment assessment, code scanning and remediation assistance, and… Read more

Visual Studio 2010: Specify advanced publishing options (Saurabh Bhatia)

I have previously posted how you can specify various properties for a VSTO solution like the Publisher and Product Names by tweaking a few files in Visual Studio 2008. With Visual Studio 2010 (Beta 2) you can edit these properties directly through the Publish Page. All Office projects in Visual Studio 2010 now have an… Read more

Can I deploy my <Insert App Name Here> and all of its prerequisites in one file? (Mary Lee)

One frequent customer question is about how to deploy an application and all of its prerequisites in a single .msi or .exe file. This question applies whether you are deploying any of the following: Microsoft Office 2003 solutions with dependencies on .NET Framework 2.0, Visual Studio Tools for Office 2005 SE runtime, Microsoft Office 2007… Read more