‘Add-in Express for Office and VCL’ category archive

Add-in Express for Office and Delphi VCL adds support for Office 2019!

Finally, it happened. Today we have published version 9.1 of Add-in Express for Office and Delphi VCL that fully supports all versions of Office 2000 through 2019. The new versions of Add-in Express for Office and .net is expected soon... Read the rest of this entry →

Problems with ADXTaskPane are solved in Add-in Express for Office v.9

Recently, our mail boxes became overwhelmed with a flow of reports describing how Add-in Express panes appear outside the host application's window. This is a manifestation of how the code calling the SetParent Windows API function can be incompatible with the recent Windows API change supported by Office 2016: Microsoft introduced DPI contexts and related API functions to let you get/set the current context... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express version 9 adds support for multiple monitors in Office

This story started with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update that allowed using different DPIs on different monitors. How does it affect Office extensions? DPI unaware panes/forms are bitmap-stretched by Windows when DPI changes. To avoid this, you need to get notified about the DPI change and resize the form/pane and controls on it, use a different font size, different images (optional) and the form icon... Read the rest of this entry →

Version 9.0 of Add-in Express for Office is out!

Long-term customers of Add-in Express know that we usually sim-ship new releases with new versions of Microsoft Office. This time is different. While Microsoft guys are probably still working on the new features of Office 2019, the new major version of Add-in Express for Office and .net is live already... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express for Office issues on multiple monitors with different DPI settings

Microsoft has published Office 2016 build 8828.2010 through its Office Insider update channel. That build supports multiple monitors with different DPI settings; the support relies on the API changes provided by Windows 10 Creators Update.... Read the rest of this entry →

Excel 2016 crashes if COM add-in creates a command bar control in a built-in context menu

Today's blog is about a recent crash reported by our customer. Our research shows that the crash occurs if your VSTO add-in or COM add-in creates a command bar control on a built-in context menu. We reproduce the crash when customizing the Cells context menu in this way... Read the rest of this entry →

Creating Outlook ribbon UI from scratch – Integrating with Freshbooks web-service, part 3

In this article, we'll continue with the add-in and tackle the process of hiding the standard Outlook Inspector and Explorer Ribbon tabs for the Freshbooks folders and items and replacing them with our own Freshbooks Ribbon Tabs... Read the rest of this entry →

Please, don’t let us make your favorite IDE unsupported!

Currently we are working on new major releases and minor updates of our frameworks and tools. Just yesterday, an intense debate sparked among our team over whether we should continue to support some aged IDEs, e.g. Visual Studio 2005 and Delphi 5... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express for Office and Delphi VCL will support Delphi XE5 soon

You have probably read my announcement a few days ago that Add-in Express sim-ships with Visual Studio 2013. If you are a Delphi developer like me, I am happy to report good news to you too. The coming version of Add-in Express for Office and Delphi VCL will support Delphi XE5... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express for Office and Delphi VCL adds support for Delphi XE3

Some of you probably noticed that we added support for Delphi XE3 in Security Manager for Microsoft Outlook as early as in November and you were probably asking yourself why we didn't support XE3 in our main Delphi component - Add-in Express for Office and Delphi VCL... Read the rest of this entry →

Office 2013 applications are supported by the new version of Add-in Express for Delphi VCL

The new version of our Add-in Express for Office and Delphi VCL that adds support for Microsoft Office 2013 Consumer Preview was published a few hours ago... Read the rest of this entry →

Upcoming Add-in Express releases – Q&A

We are going to release the new versions of the following products: Add-in Express for Office and .net and Add-in Express for Office and Delphi VCL. However, please note that our cornerstone product, Add-in Express for Office and .net, comes out first... Read the rest of this entry →

How to support Office 2013 in your Add-in Express based projects

Recently Microsoft has made Office 2013 Consumer Preview available, so I am announcing its support by the next generation of our products. We added the complete support for all core extensibility technologies including COM add-ins, XLL add-ons and RTD Servers... Read the rest of this entry →

How Visual Studio 2012 will be supported by the upcoming Add-in Express releases

As early as this spring we announced the next generation of our flagship product – Add-in Express for Office and .net. The 2 main features included in this major release are support for coming Visual Studio 2012 and Office 2013... Read the rest of this entry →

Support for Office 2013 and Visual Studio 2012 coming soon

For the last few days we have received quite a lot of questions with one prevailing theme - When are you going to add support for Office 2013? The first one arrived a few hours after Microsoft had published Office 2013 CP and put a smile on our faces: Office 2013 has been out for a few hours and there is no update yet?... Read the rest of this entry →

Office 2010 Admin Templates and Add-in Express

If you look at the list of known issues for the latest release of Add-in Express 2010, you'll notice a specific issue I myself ran into not so long ago: WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be set. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings ... Read the rest of this entry →

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