Creating add-ins for Outlook, Excel
PowerPoint, MapPoint, Visio in VB.NET, C#, C++

Add-in Express™
for Microsoft® Office and .net

Add-in Express feature matrix

Add-in Express .NET is sold on a subscription basis. There are three subscriptions, Standard, Professional and Premium, that offer different features and services. Each subscription contains a developer license of Add-in Express. Remember, the license included in your subscription will not expire, so you continue to use your copy of Add-in Express for lifetime.

A complete feature list for each subscription is given in the table below.

Add-in Express Subscriptions

Feature List

Standard

Professional

Premium

Requirements

Supported Application

Microsoft Office 2000: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, FrontPage

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Microsoft Office 2002 (XP): Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, FrontPage, MapPoint, Visio

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Microsoft Office 2003: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, FrontPage, MapPoint, Visio, Publisher

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Microsoft Office 2007: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, MapPoint, Visio, Publisher, InfoPath

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Microsoft Office 2010 (32- and 64-bit): Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, MapPoint, Visio, Publisher, InfoPath

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Microsoft Office 2013 (32- and 64-bit): Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, MapPoint, Visio, Publisher, InfoPath

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Microsoft Office 2016 (32- and 64-bit): Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, Visio, Publisher

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Supported Microsoft Office Suites: Student, Home, Standard, Small Business, Professional, Professional Plus, Ultimate, Enterprise

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Supported Platforms

.NET Framework 2.0, 3.x, 4.x

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Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (x86 and 64-bit for all OS)

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Supported IDEs

Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017

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Supported Programming Languages: Visual Basic .NET, Visual C#, Visual C++ .NET

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Microsoft Office COM Add-ins

Application-level Customization

Version-neutral run-time

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COM add-in specific visual designer

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Multi-hosted (shared) add-ins and multiple add-ins in one assembly

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Visual designer for Office Ribbon UI and Office toolbar-based UI

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Visual designer for native Office 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 task panes

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Version-neutral advanced task panes for Excel, Word, PowerPoint 2000 - 2016

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Application-level keyboard shortcuts

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Microsoft Outlook COM Add-ins

Standard Outlook Customization

Visual designer for Outlook Explorer and Inspector toolbars and menus

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Visual designer for the Ribbon UI

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Context sensitivity: binding toolbars, menus, ribbons and certain controls to folders, content types, form classes, contexts, etc.

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Visual designer for the Outlook Options dialog box and folder properties dialog boxes

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Visual designer for the Outlook Navigation Pane shortcuts

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Advanced Outlook View and Form Regions

Version-neutral advanced form and view regions for Microsoft Outlook 2000 - 2016

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Replacing Outlook views with view regions

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Inserting regions into any Outlook views and Outlook forms

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Adding regions to Reading Pane, Navigation Pane, To-Do Bar

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Context sensitivity for view and form regions: binding regions to folders, content types, form classes, contexts, etc.

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Bypassing the Outlook E-mail Security Guard on Outlook 2000 - 2016 (see Security Manager for Microsoft Outlook, .NET edition is included)


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Microsoft Excel Plug-ins

COM Add-ins and Real-Time Data (RTD) Servers

Version-neutral run-time and visual designer for Excel COM add-ins

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Version-neutral run-time for Excel Real-Time Data (RTD) Servers

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Worksheet user-defined functions (UDFs)

Version-neutral run-time for Excel Automation add-ins

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Version-neutral run-time for Excel XLLs

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Microsoft Office Smart Tags

Programming Model

Version-neutral run-time for Microsoft Smart Tag Library 1.0 and 2.0

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Visual designer for Office Smart Tags

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Smart tag libraries: multiple recognizers in one project

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Security and Deployment

Security

Enforcing Office and Windows strict security

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Support of Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016 Trust Center

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Application domain isolation by the Add-in Express Loader

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Deployment

Multiple projects in one solution, mixed solutions

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Complete support of Visual Studio integrated setup projects

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Complete support of the ClickOnce technology

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Complete support of the msi-based web deployment technology

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Complete support of InstallShield setup projects

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Complete support of WiX setup projects

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Licenses, Subscriptions and Software Maintenance

Life-time developer license

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Minor updates subscription

1 year

1 year

1 year

Technical support service subscription

60 days

1 year

1 year

Source Code

Run-time source code

Run-time and design-time source code

New major versions subscription

1 year

1 year

Participation in beta programs subscription

1 year

1 year

Premium support service subscription


1 year

Escalation of your issues to core developers

1 year

Code reviewing subscription

1 year

Wide-ranging solution research service subscription



1 year

Prices

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