Open XML Package Editor Power Tool for Visual Studio 2010 (Navneet Gupta)

Update (June 5th, 2014):  We have released an update to the Open XML Package Editor Power Tools, to make it compatible with Visual Studio 2012 and 2013, and to support Visio’s VSDX format.  In addition, the project is now open-sourced.  We hope you enjoy using it – and if you have questions, leave feedback on… Read more

Troubleshoot VSTO Add-In Load Failures (Navneet Gupta)

We have helped many developers in troubleshooting VSTO add-in load failures. Hamed has written a very nice blog post explaining the basic steps to troubleshoot VSTO add-in load failures. Even if you have not faced this issue yet, I recommend reading the post because it contains basic information about Office add-ins that developers should know…. Read more

Handling Sort and Filter Events in Excel (Navneet Gupta)

Recently I helped two customers that were trying to solve this problem. They wanted to get notifications whenever Excel sorted or filtered data. This is not as easy as it sounds because Excel does not raise any events for sorting and filtering. I found two possible solutions, one of which requires much less coding but… Read more

Why Should I Upgrade from .Net Framework 3.5 to .Net Framework 4 ? (Navneet Gupta)

I was chatting with some of my friends about Visual Studio 2010 and .Net Framework 4 and they asked me why should they move their application to .Net Framework 4, I am answering the question here for everybody to benefit. Frankly speaking there is no definitive answer; it is like there is no single pill… Read more

Upgrading VSTO Projects to use with Visual Studio 2010 (Navneet Gupta)

The first thing that you notice after opening your existing projects in Visual Studio 2010 is the very familiar Visual Studio Conversion wizard. Internally we call it Project Migration wizard. Personally I love this wizard because of its simplicity, my converted projects are only few clicks away. In this post I’ll walk through this wizard… Read more