Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Office System (VSTO 2005 SE) Released to the Web

The final version of Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Office System (VSTO 2005 SE) is now available for download from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5E86CAB3-6FD6-4955-B979-E1676DB6B3CB&displaylang=en. The major highlights of this release include:   New projects and a new programming model for creating add-ins for six applications in the 2007 Microsoft Office system and five in Microsoft Office 2003. Tools and…

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VSTO 2005 Second Edition Beta (VSTO 2005 SE Beta) is now available for download

This is the product that was previously code-named “Cypress“. There is a new web page dedicated to this product in the VSTO Developer Portal, and you can access it here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/office/tool/vsto/2005SE/default.aspx This web page has all the download links and pointers to documentation that you need to get started using the product.   Please make…

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Tech Ed in Boston!

If you are planning to go to Tech Ed in Boston next week, be sure to come by the Visual Studio Tools for Office booth. We have a number of break out sessions, chalk talks, and hands-on labs that will let you try out some of the new features of VSTO (and the CTP of Cypress)….

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Announcing VSTO "Cypress"

Yesterday, KD Hallman, the General Manager for the Visual Studio Tools for Office team, announced “Cypress”. Cypress is a free add-on for Visual Studio 2005 that enables you to build VSTO solutions for the 2007 Microsoft Office System.  You can find details in her MSDN Forum posting at http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=459132&SiteID=1   Or see KD and Eric Carter talk about Cypress…

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Office Developer Screencasts

A number of screencasts on Office development have been posted on Channel 9 Shows >> In the Office. I’ve created two of the screencasts that show the new functionality of the June CTP of Visual Studio Tools for Office. (Customizing the Ribbon with Microsoft VSTO “v3” June CTP and Custom Task Panes in Microsoft VSTO “v3” June…

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Video Tutorial: Customizing a Ribbon in Access with VSTO “v3”

In this demonstration, I show you how you can create a VSTO “v3” add-in for Microsoft Office Access that customizes the Ribbon. You’ll find a new item called Ribbon Support that you can use to add a Ribbon class and XML file to your project. By default, this Ribbon class includes some code that creates…

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Looking for Visual Studio Tools for Office Applications

We are currently looking for real-world applications built with Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office (or the previous version: Visual Studio Tools for Office, version 2003) that we can use to test compatibility with the next version of VSTO. We’re primarily interested in your deployed applications to run our compatibility tests (not the source code). You…

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Video Tutorial: Creating a VSTO "v3" Add-In

In this demonstration, I show you how you can create a VSTO “v3” add-in for Microsoft Office PowerPoint. The add-in displays a message box whenever PowerPoint is opened or closed, and there is additional code to manipulate the background and text on each new slide that is added to the presentation. This video is 6.5…

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Video Tutorial: Creating a VSTO "v3" Custom Task Pane

In this demonstration, I show you how you can create an application-level custom task pane in Microsoft Office Excel. The task pane contains a MonthCalendar control and button, and enables you to insert a date into your current selection within a worksheet. Once this add-in is loaded, any workbook you open will have access to…

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Visual Studio Tools for Office "v3" CTP

At the Office Developer Conference, we announced the release of a community technology preview (CTP) of Visual Studio Tools of Office “v.3” for 2007 Microsoft Office system Beta 1 participants. The CTP is being made available so that Beta 1 participants can have an early look at the new features of the 2007 Microsoft Office release,…

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