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The Visual Studio Tools for Office team has moved to http://blogs.msdn.com/vsto , and the RSS feed is http://blogs.msdn.com/vsto/rss.xml. We’ve got a lot more team members set up to blog over there so come on over and join us! Important Links:  Office Development with Visual Studio Blog Office Development How Do I Videos Office Development Screencasts on…

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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…

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Video Demo: VSTO and VBA Interop

Here’s a short video that shows a new feature of Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 — calling from VBA in a VSTO solution document into the managed Visual Basic code in the assembly.     You can find out more and download Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 from the Visual Studio Developer Center.

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Videos That Demonstrate VSTO 2005 SE Tasks

There’s a new type of technical article on MSDN called “Visual How Tos.” These articles feature videos that show how to perform specific tasks, and they include short written articles with code samples or links to code samples and other examples in the documentation. Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition has six Visual How Tos right now,…

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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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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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Video Tutorial: How to Use VSTO 2005 Help

This demonstration shows you how to use Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System Help. The demo is five minutes long and can be viewed at Demo 12–How to Use VSTO 2005 Help. Note that the file size is about 3.2 MB. — Paul Cornell   —– This posting is provided “AS IS” with…

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Video Tutorial: How to Add Smart Tags to Word Documents

This demonstration shows you how to add a smart tag to a Word document. The smart tag converts temperatures from Fahrenheit to Celsius using regular expressions pattern matching. The demo is seven minutes long and can be viewed at Demo 11–How to Add Smart Tags to Documents. Note that the file size is about 4 MB….

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