Posts Tagged ‘Office 2013’

Office Newswire: Microsoft, burn the boats already!

Microsoft find themselves in an entirely new and foreign landscape. The successes of their past will not help them here. The demands are new. The language is different. People here do not work as they do in the old country of their past. Microsoft must find it within themselves to match wits with their enemies and succeed... Read the rest of this entry →

Excel 2013 Timeline: creating data visualizations with VB.NET, C#

Now that Microsoft Office 2013 is available, it's time to start digging through the "What's New for Office Developers" topics. I'm not sure where these topics will take us because, with each release of Office, Microsoft touts the various new features and objects available to developers... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire :: Microsoft Releases Office 2013

Three days ago, Microsoft surprised us all by releasing Office 2013. I wasn't expecting it to happen until March. Maybe Office for iOS will arrive in March instead. Who knows?! That's why this is fun to watch... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: Microsoft Office 2013 will not be free

It's eerie, the quiet. Office 2013 went RTM something like three years ago. It feels that way to me at least. Not much new is going on (publicly at least) except for the blog posts from the various Office teams. It's all quiet here on the Western front... Read the rest of this entry →

Creating custom Outlook forms in C#, VB.NET: Outlook 2013 and 2010 form examples

Part of the allure of customizing or even adding your entire application inside Outlook is the ability to add your own .Net forms inside the Outlook Explorer and Inspector windows. In this article I'll show you how easy it is to create your own custom Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010 forms using Add-in Express for Office and .net... Read the rest of this entry →

Creating a shared ribbon for Office 2013: Word, Excel and PowerPoint

In this article, I want to show you how can create single Microsoft Office 2013 and 2010 ribbon and share it with Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. This scenario is one of many where Add-in Express shines. Using the Add-in Express framework, you can easily build a shared ribbon in a matter of minutes. Best of all, you can also quickly configure your controls to display (or not to display) in the Office host applications your add-in targets... Read the rest of this entry →

Customizing Outlook 2010 and 2013 Ribbon tabs, buttons, groups: C#, VB.NET

The Ribbon revolutionized the Office user interface when originally introduced in Office 2007. Using Visual Studio's out-of-the-box tools, you can build custom Ribbon's for your solutions. BUT… Microsoft provides visual designers for a small subset of ribbon controls. Meaning, you will need to write lots of XML to complete your customization ... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: A new year. A new Microsoft?

A new year, a new Microsoft roadmap. Here is some palace intrigue. The editorial is based on an old/stale PowerPoint slide but that doesn’t prevent it from being interesting. If it can be trusted, looks like the Office 16 is planned for 2015... ... 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 Newswire: Are Apps for Office & SharePoint worthy of your time?

Today I have a question to get us started talking to each other. Are the Apps for Office and SharePoint worthy of your time, talent and resources? What do you think? Are you building apps for the app store? Do you think Apps for Office is a viable platform? Bring it! ... Read the rest of this entry →

How to create an Excel Content Pane App

Last we spoke, I was dealing with the limitations of the Apps for Office development model. This time, I played it straight and didn't try to exceed its limits. I thought life would be simple. I'd find a decent API to use for pulling in some data to Excel via a Content App. Simple right? ... Read the rest of this entry →

How to develop an Excel Task Pane App

Instead of an article, this is more like a memoir... "Ty Anderson: An Apps for Office developer memoir". The new Apps for Office development model provides plenty of new possibilities for Microsoft Office developers. Although new, they give the appearance of familiarity. Do you think I'm crazy? ... Read the rest of this entry →

HowTo: Create add-ins for Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 with a shared ribbon tab

Office developers need to merge the UI of their add-ins into a single ribbon tab. Just imagine the following scenario: a user wants to install a few COM add-ins from the same vendor. Are they going to get a separate ribbon tab for each add-in's UI?... Read the rest of this entry →

Creating an Outlook Mail App in Visual Studio 2012

It's time to stop messing around and take the Office web app model for a spin. In this article, I'll show you how to create a simple but useful Outlook Mail App that lets you attach notes to mail items... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: The controversial case of Windows 8 RT

You don't have to like Windows 8 RT. Whether you do or you don't, the fact is it is innovative, it's aggressive, it's easy to use, it's attractive and most important, it's "clicky"... Read the rest of this entry →

Create custom Outlook menus: VB.NET and C# for Outlook 2013-2003

It looks like Microsoft is going to go ahead and release Office 2013 sooner rather than later. I suppose you can argue they already have with the recent pre-ordering of Windows Surface (which comes with Office 2013 RT). Whether or not you consider Office 2013 RT to really be Office is up to you. It can be your opinion ... Read the rest of this entry →

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