Posts Tagged ‘Office 2013’

How to avoid “Outlook detected a problem with an add-in”. Tips & tricks for Office 2013 developers

If you've read my last article, you would've seen I mentioned that Outlook 2013 has become a lot stricter when checking add-in performance for such metrics as add-in start-up, shutdown, item open and folder switching. If you do have a few misbehaving plug-ins, you might also have seen this new information bar when starting Outlook 2013 "A problem was detected with an add-in and it has been disabled" ... Read the rest of this entry →

Radical redesign of Access 2013 and what it means for Office developers

Access changed my life. Ever since I picked up a copy of the Access 97 Developer’s Reference, I have been enamored by Microsoft Office Access and how it can be utilized to build solutions. The first application I ever wrote was in Access 97…for a shipping company. It scanned shipping manifests. They loved it. I loved it... Read the rest of this entry →

What’s new in Outlook 2013 for Microsoft Office developers

The new Office brought with it some mayor changes and we've been focusing on the biggest change: the new app framework. But, Apps for Office is not the only new feature, Outlook 2013 Preview brings with it the following important changes... Read the rest of this entry →

UX guidelines to create Outlook 2013 mail apps

In my last article we've taken a hands-on approach on some UX guidelines for Office 2013 Content and Task Pane Apps, in today's article we'll take the same approach but focus on Mail apps for Outlook 2013 ... 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 →

Office Newswire: Next Office – click-to-run and Office on demand

I am very interested in Windows RT because it offers the most battery life. I don't want to re-charge this tablet device during the day. I want to put in a full days's work and charge it at night. I've been curious to know what, if any, differences there will be for Office 2013 for WinRT. ... Read the rest of this entry →

Word 2013 apps and addin development – 7 questions developers should ask

If you are developer that targets Word 2013 and are looking to understand what new & shiny bits are available for you to use in your solutions… you are in the right URL ... Read the rest of this entry →

Excel 2013 development – 7 questions developers should ask

Excel 2013 has plenty of new features. From Flash Fill to PowerPivot's native engine, from Quick Analysis to the WebService() function there is plenty to excite the user base. But for Excel developer's, the biggest news has to be the new Apps for Office extension framework... Read the rest of this entry →

Office 2013 and Visual Studio 2012 are supported by the new version of Add-in Express!

As I promised a few weeks ago, the new version of Add-in Express for Office and .net is out! It adds support for Microsoft Office 2013 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 2012... Read the rest of this entry →

Office UX guidelines for Excel 2013 content apps and Word 2013 task pane apps

My original plan for this article was to give you an overview of the new UX guidelines, but I’ve since decided to do a more hands on guide with some code thrown in for good measure. So strap on your web development helmets folks, it’s going to be a wild ride!... Read the rest of this entry →

Outlook 2013 development & customization: 7 questions developers should ask

What are Mail Apps and why would I build one? Okay, first off, this is two questions rolled into one. So technically, you are already getting a deal from today's newswire… 8 questions for the price of 7. With that in mind, let's continue. ... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Create add-ins for Office 2013-2000 with a single code base

This is a preview and a quick demo of the next generation of Add-in Express for Office and .net that adds support for Microsoft Office 2013 and Visual Studio 2012. The new version fits perfectly with VS 2012 and provides a true rapid application development experience like all previous Add-in Express versions... Read the rest of this entry →

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 →

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 →

Office 2013 Developer’s Guide: questions and answers

When Microsoft discusses the Office Platform, they mean Office + SharePoint. But for developers, Office means Office and SharePoint means SharePoint. Sure, they hang out together and visit a few bars when they attend the same tech conference… but they are not the same!... 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 →

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