Eugene Starostin

Add-in Express 2009 – Beta 1 compatibility

What shall you expect from the new releases? What’s new? Are there many changes? I will try to answer all questions here, in this post, as well as in a couple of upcoming ones…

Compatibility, compatibility, compatibility…

This word accompanied all our work on release 2009. This issue turned out to have taken most of the time. And here’s what we’ve come up with:

100% downward compatibility

Any add-ins based on previous versions are fully compatible with version 2009 on the source code level. Uninstall the old version, install version 2009, recompile the project – this is the whole upgrade. Quite a bore, isn’t it? :)

100% upward compatibility

All add-ins built on the previous version keep working without recompiling together with add-ins created on version 2009.

100% “win-ie” compatibility

All add-ins are compatible with current releases of Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8. Simply rebuild your plug-ins with Add-in Express 2009.

100% CodeGear compatibility

Now the whole product line supports the latest versions of CodeGear Delphi, namely:

  • Add-in Express for Office and VCL is compatible with Delphi 2009 for Win32
  • Add-in Express for Office and .net is compatible with Delphi Prism
  • Add-in Express for Office and VSTO is compatible with Delphi Prism

And finally, the most important point.

100% Office compatibility

As before, .net and VCL editions of Add-in Express 2009 for Microsoft Office work on all available Office versions, from 2000 to 2007.

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