‘Video HowTo samples’ category archive

Video: Create WiX setup projects using familiar Visual Studio designers

Visual Studio 2013 is a wonderful code editor. I'm a fan of it (monochrome icons and all). However, I have not adopted as quickly as I thought due to the lack of support for setup projects. This was big whole, thus many of us, developers, have turned to WiX... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Develop Office 2013 add-ins with Visual Studio 2012 Express

In this video, I show how to create an add-in for Microsoft Office 2013 Outlook, Excel and Word and add a custom ribbon using Add-in Express for Office and .net with Visual Studio Express 2012. Enjoy!... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Create add-ins for Office 2013-2000 with a single code base

This is a preview and a quick demo of the next generation of Add-in Express for Office and .net that adds support for Microsoft Office 2013 and Visual Studio 2012. The new version fits perfectly with VS 2012 and provides a true rapid application development experience like all previous Add-in Express versions... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Creating Excel add-in using C#, VB.NET

Excel is a popular target application for Office COM Add-ins and Add-in Express has the tools to empower you, the Excel add-in developer. In this relatively short video, we show you how our tools provide components and visual designers to help you quickly... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Creating a custom SharePoint 2010 ribbon

I'm really intrigued by Office 365. I think the way Microsoft is marketing it (and pricing it) is compelling. What I like most is the potential user base it represents. I really like that I can build a solution and publish it. I really love that people can buy it and then use it during their day. It's a bit like writing words and then having you read them... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Create an Office shared add-in – building a custom Click Twice deployment package

The video, Part 5, is the last of the series. In this 15-ish minute video, you will learn how to build a Click Twice deployment package for the MyTasks add-in. Click Twice is one of the major strengths of the Add-in Express toolset... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Create an Office shared add-in – connecting business logic to Office events

On Tuesday we published Part 3 of the end-to-end demo. Today, we have Part 4. In reality parts 3 and 4 can be taken together but we thought it's better to break them up a bit and provide a bit of a break. But we have momentum now so let's keep this train a-moving because Part 5 is almost ready for its debut as well.... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Create an Office shared add-in – interacting with Office object models & events

I admit some time has passed since we produced parts 1 and part 2 of our end-to-end demo. I'll take the blame for it. It's okay. But I want you to know the remaining parts have been sitting in my Outlook Tasks folder… staring at me… taunting me. ... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Extending Office 365 with SharePoint applications

We write a lot about the solutions you can develop with Office and SharePoint using code. We do this honestly because we are, in our heart of hearts, developers. We write code, we read about code, we create tools that help you write code, etc... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Exchange Online Extensibility

Office 365 includes SharePoint Online, Office Professional Plus, and Lync Online. Oh… and… it also comes with Exchange Online. Now, as an Office developer, I tend to overlook Exchange due to my love affair with building apps that target the Office client apps and SharePoint... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Customizing SharePoint Ribbon using the Ribbon Designer (C#, VB.NET)

This is a demo that shows how to use the Ribbon Designer to create your first custom SharePoint ribbon. This is an end-to-end demo… which means it doesn't stop until the solution is deployed and working in SharePoint. This video is just under 20 minutes and is a great way to spend the 2nd-half your lunch break... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Ribbon Designer for SharePoint and Office 365

One of the key goals here at Add-in Express is to build tools that simplify the task of developing Office solutions. Traditionally, the target has been the Office desktop applications. But with the new Ribbon Designer for SharePoint and Office 365, we now make life easier when you want to create a custom SharePoint ribbon in your SharePoint projects... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Office 365 customization and setup

If you have been watching our Office 365 video series then you have a high-level understanding of what Office 365 is and what you can do with it as a developer. If you are looking to start building solutions with Office 365, then this video is for you. ... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: What is Office 365 from a developer's perspective?

Office 365 is Microsoft's cloud offering for productivity and collaboration software. It has versions suitable for all organizations and businesses… large, medium, and small. But what does the Office 365 technology stack offer the developer? Isn't it just the usual "information worker" aspects of Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Exchange 2010 and a few others (i.e. Lync 2010) or is there more to it?... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: What is Office 365?

Office 365 is here and businesses (I mean the people that run them) are starting to ask: What is it? How does it work? Should we adopt it? Etc. This video is the first in a new series that will cover these questions and other Office 365 topics... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Implementing a custom UI for Office add-ins with ClickOnce

Sometimes I get on a roll. Currently that roll is "customizing deployment packages". Yesterday, I subjected you to a video that shows you how to customize a ClickTwice deployment to include a EULA (among other things). Today, I have some ClickOnce goodness for you... Read the rest of this entry →

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