Updated VSTO 2005 SE runtime is available

An updated VSTO 2005 SE runtime (VSTOR.exe, build .891) is now publicly available for download at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4468D8CB-B43E-4B09-82F6-8BA3F7B5E935 This update contains a couple of bug fixes in the area of Outlook automation. It also contains a number of updates to support Visual Studio 2008. The Customer Support team is working on a KB describing more details…


Some customizations may stop working after an update to .NET Framework 2.0 is installed

The Common Language Runtime stores User security policy in a location based on the CLR version number. Updates to the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 update the CLR version number when they are installed, which causes the CLR to check for policy in a different folder. Because the new folder contains default User security policy, any…


Providing Feedback on Next Release of VSTO (in VS 2008 Beta 2)

I’m hoping many of you are as excited as we are about the upcoming release of VSTO – shipping in Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition. In this release, we’ll have many new exciting features such as the ability to create custom Outlook form regions, support for ClickOne deployment, visual ribbon designer, VBA/VSTO interoperability, and much more….


Video Demo: Importing an Outlook Form Region into Visual Studio

This 4-minute video demonstrates creating a form region in Outlook with controls that are bound to Outlook data, and then importing the form region into a Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Outlook add-in project. After the form region is in Visual Studio, you can add managed code to handle the events, but the data is still coming from…