Quick Start #3: Deploying a Document to a Local Folder, and an Assembly to a Network Folder

Note: There are other Quick Starts in this series, including: Deploying a Document and an Assembly to a Local Folder Deploying a Document and an Assembly to Different Local Folders Deploying a Document and an Assembly to a Network Folder Please send us your feedback on these Quick Starts! —– This Quick Start demonstrates how…

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Quick Start #2: Deploying a Document and an Assembly to Different Local Folders

Note: There are other Quick Starts in this series, including: Deploying a Document and an Assembly to a Local Folder Deploying a Document to a Local Folder, and an Assembly to a Network Folder Deploying a Document and an Assembly to a Network Folder Please send us your feedback on these Quick Starts! —– This…

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Quick Start #1: Deploying a Document and an Assembly to a Local Folder

Note: We are pleased to present the first in a new set of deployment “quick start” topics that we are adding to the Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office documentation in the coming months. Our customers have consistently listed deployment near the top of the list of issues that they want more help with. Although…

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IntelliSense Coding Tips and Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office

The Microsoft IntelliSense XML Files for Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System Solution Developers is now available for immediate download at the Microsoft Downloads Web site. This download provides summary descriptions of types, members, and parameters as IntelliSense ToolTips in code and in the Object Browser for the native primary interop assemblies (PIAs)…

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Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Pricing and Availability

Pricing for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System can be found on the Visual Studio 2005 Professional Editions Web page. In summary: Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office (the standalone product [stock-keeping unit, or SKU]) sells for USD$799 estimated retail price (ERP), USD$549 upgrade. Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office supports…

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Resizing the Actions Pane

I recently responded to a question on the Visual Studio Tools for Office Forum (http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=92651) regarding resizing actions panes and I thought I’d blog about it here as well. If you take a look in the documentation for the Width property of the ActionsPane, you’ll see the following: Do not use. The actions pane cannot…

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VSTO at PDC

Eric Carter has posted information about VSTO events/sessions at PDC. Highlights include: Monday: PRE10: VSTO–this is an all day pre-conference session on VSTO 2.0. Tuesday: OFF302 – ”Office 12”: Developing with the Programmable Customization Model for the “Office 12” User Experience (Part 2).  Wednesday: FUN309 – CLR: Designing Managed Add-Ins for Reliability, Security, and Versioning.  Thursday:…

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New MSDN White Paper: Redesigning an Excel VBA Solution for .NET Using Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office

This new white paper by Dale Oberg of ArtinSoft is the third in a series of articles that discuss migration issues surrounding migrating an Excel VBA solution to Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office. This newest article, Redesigning an Excel VBA Solution for .NET Using Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office, looks at how to redesign a VBA solution…

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Simulating Application-Level Programmable Task Panes

There has been a lot of talk in the newsgroups about the need to have an application-level programmable task pane in Word solutions. Using Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office (VSTO), you can create only document-level actions panes, meaning that the task pane is only available to the document for which the actions pane was…

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New Beta 2 Code Snippets

The Overview of Code Snippets Using VSTO 2005 article on MSDN has been updated with Beta 2 information, 28 new snippets for Beta 2 developed by NuSoft Solutions, and 43 of the original 200 snippets updated to Beta 2. These 43 code snippets were mentioned in the Beta 2 Documentation as being included in VSTO 2005 Beta 2, but they did not…

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