Diagnosing/Troubleshooting Office Add-ins with AddInSpy (Beth Massi)

If you missed the announcement on the VSTO Developer Portal, the team released a tool called AddInSpy that helps diagnosing problems with Office Add-ins. Andrew Whitechapel talks about it on his blog here. Also check out and download the VSTO Power Tools which Andrew, myself, and the team has blogged about before. This download is… Read more

Adding the Office Primary Interop Assemblies as a Prerequisite in your ClickOnce installer (Mary Lee)

When you use ClickOnce in Visual Studio 2008 to deploy your Office solution, you can include prerequisites such as the .NET Framework 3.5, the Visual Studio Tools for Office system 3.0 Runtime, and Windows Installer 3.1.  However, the primary interop assemblies (PIAs) for the 2007 Microsoft Office system are not automatically listed in the Prerequisites… Read more