Posts Tagged ‘Ribbon’

How to customize context / right click menu of Excel 2013, 2010 and lower: C# sample

Right-click menus of Microsoft Office applications are a very convenient option for the end-user to interact with the host application. And for us, COM add-in developers, creating a custom menu for our users could be just a piece of cake... Read the rest of this entry →

Creating add-ins for Outlook 2010, 2007: custom ribbon & command bar in one project (C#, VB.NET)

Despite what some promulgate as software development best practices, I like to start my projects by sketching what I envision. I don't conduct interviews. I don't write requirements. I thumb my nose at all type-A project manager types and don't make a plan... Read the rest of this entry →

Creating Excel 2010, 2007 addin. Customizing Excel Ribbon: C#, VB.NET

In today's article we'll concentrate on the components and tools Add-in Express for Office and .net gives us when developing COM add-ins for Excel 2007 and Excel 2010... Read the rest of this entry →

How to intercept clicking an Office Ribbon control or command bar button

There are three ways to invoke a command of an Office application: click a built-in Ribbon button (2007-2010); click a built-in CommandBar button (Office 2000-2003 and some Office 2007 applications) and press a keyboard shortcut... Read the rest of this entry →

Excel shapes events: getting notified about user actions

The Excel object model doesn't have any events purposed for manipulations with shapes. In this blog I demonstrate an approach to solving this problem... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express vs. VSTO: Visual designers for Office Ribbon UI customization

Creating a Microsoft Office add-in prototype is certainly much faster with the help of Add-in Express's visual designers. The visual designers help you to very quickly and easily build complex Office UI's as well as customize the existing MS Office UI... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: Office news you can use! – 2.15.2012

Sometimes it's a struggle to find fresh developer items. This is expected given Office 2010 is no longer the center of attention due to our clamoring for more Office 15 details. Those details will arrive soon enough. For today, we have some solid items for your consideration. ... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express vs. Visual Studio Tools for Office

Almost four years to this day, I wrote about the new Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) available in the latest release of Visual Studio 2008. I've also later posted an update that I've found a much more efficient way of developing for Microsoft Office; and that way was of course Add-in Express!... 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 →

Office Newswire: The Office Ribbon secret decoder ring – 1.18.2012

I'm just thinking out loud here as I write today's Office Newswire. There are lots of rules I create to help me focus as I write. But one rule that is sacrosanct is that the Newswire is written in a steam-of-conscience manner. A surprising good week for Office news and opinions. I have, of course, offered my thoughts and opinions about the items below ... 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‚Ķ 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 →

SharePoint Ribbon customization with Ribbon Designer for SharePoint & Office 365: C#, VB.NET

I'm pretty excited about the product I'm about to show you. It is not every day that you are able to work with a utility or tool that literally makes an activity a thousand times easier. In my previous post Customizing the SharePoint Ribbon, you most probably noticed the amount of work as well as trial and error that went into customizing the SharePoint 2010 Ribbon UI... Read the rest of this entry →

How to create a custom event when Excel calculation mode changes

You should be aware that no such event exists. Let's create it. In Excel 2007 - 2010, you can change the calculation mode using the buttons shown in the screenshot below... Read the rest of this entry →

Customize Office 2010 Ribbon UI programmatically

The Microsoft Office Ribbon is probably one component we all use in almost every MS Office add-in. In today's post we'll take a closer look at the Office 2010 Fluent Ribbon UI as well as various ways you can customize it to fit your needs... Read the rest of this entry →

How to customize Office 2010 and 2007 Ribbon with your own tabs or controls

In today's post I'll demonstrate how you can insert your own ribbon tabs (for Office 2007-2010) and controls (for Office 2000-2003) before or after Office's built-in tabs or controls. I'll also show you how you can add an existing built-in Office control to your own ribbon tab... Read the rest of this entry →

100% version neutrality for your Office extensions

Finally, when you completed your add-in, there is no need to build separate setup programs for different versions of Office. Generating a setup program is as simple as right-clicking your project in the Visual Studio Solution Explorer and selecting Create Setup Project from the context menu... Read the rest of this entry →

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