Posts Tagged ‘Office’

Updating Office COM add-ins automatically

To test the example described below, download and run the application installing the sample COM add-in. When the add-in is installed, you start Excel 2000 - 2016 and find the add-in in the UI. Leave Excel open and in a couple of minutes, you'll get a notification suggesting installing an update... Read the rest of this entry →

Introducing automatic updates for Office extensions

Version 8.3 of Add-in Express for Office and .net added support for automatic updates when using ClickTwice – MSI-based web deployment technology, this technology is closely tied with Add-in Express... Read the rest of this entry →

Maptitude is the ideal MapPoint alternative for developers

This is a guest post by Stewart Berry, Director of Product Management at Caliper Corporation, in which he introduces Maptitude - the software designed as direct replacement for Microsoft MapPoint... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express sim-ships with Visual Studio 2015 and Office 2016 Preview

I am happy to report good news to all Add-in Express users – we are one of the Microsoft partners to sim-ship our products together with the Visual Studio 2015 RC and Office 2016 Preview... Read the rest of this entry →

Graphics formats for Microsoft Office add-ins

In today's article, we'll explore the various graphic formats supported by MS Office components and how to make them appear the best they can be.... Read the rest of this entry →

Windows and Office security guide for Office developers

Office add-in security and certificates has always been somewhat of a daunting task. In today's article we'll first investigate code-signing certificates and why they are used. We'll then take a closer look at the Office Trust Center function and settings... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire :: APIs, APIs, APIs!

Bill Gates has said over and over that Office is development platform, and he has always been correct. But, as technology has progressed, Office has remained largely the same (as a desktop productivity suite and a development platform). Sure, the Office team has embraced the web with the Office web apps and the Apps for Office model. But, they were tied to a Windows first strategy... Read the rest of this entry →

Exception from HRESULT 0x800A01A8 in PowerPoint solutions

On an example of a simple scenario, this article demonstrates what causes 0x800A01A8 and how to avoid it in C#, VB.NET, VBA, Delphi. Exception from HRESULT: 0x800A01A8 is also known as OLE error 800A01A8 and also known as Object Required.... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: Office 2013 Service Pack 1 offers new features for developers

Hey hey… after a year+ of Office 2013 and Office 365, we have reached the SP1 milestone! This means businesses all over the world now think Office 2013 is suitable for the business. I argue it already but that's the joke about Microsoft releases isn't it?... Read the rest of this entry →

Loading a .NET 2.0 Office add-in on a machine with .NET 4.0

The fact is: almost all Office add-ins will load correctly in this situation. Yes, you don't need to modify anything in the add-in unless your add-in is affected by the issues described in .NET Framework 4 Migration Issues... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: Office for iOS is here… the rumors are true

Office Mobile for iPhone is now available for Office 365 subscribers. The fact is that Office for iOS only supports the iPhone. Microsoft if fighting a multi-front war. They can’t simply release Office for iOS and have it support both the iPhone and the iPad. If they did that it would kill the Surface tablet ... Read the rest of this entry →

The Outlook UI: Explorer and Inspector Windows. What is customizable?

It can take some time to familiarize yourself and understand the various different components of the Outlook UI. Outlook is made up of windows, panes and forms. The two types of Outlook windows are Explorer and Inspector windows... Read the rest of this entry →

Create Office add-ins with Visual Studio 2012 Express

Today I am going to break our long-time tradition of announcing major version releases only with the announcement of the new minor update of Add-in Express for Office and .net. "What is special about this build?" you may ask me. Well, I have the answer. Apart from minor improvements and bug fixes the new build (7.2.4055) adds support for Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop... Read the rest of this entry →

Enterprise development of Office solutions with Add-in Express

Microsoft Office based solutions take various forms and sizes. What began with the ability to write (and record) scripts to automate Office documents on a user's desktop has evolved to the ability to create full-fledged extensions. These extensions often work across multiple apps in the Office suite and expand beyond a single user's desktop.... Read the rest of this entry →

Office 2013 add-ins & Visual Studio 2012: Getting started for VSTO developers

So you've been using Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) for some time now and luckily you've discovered a better and easier way to develop Office add-ins, namely Add-in Express. Ready to start a new happier life of creating awesome Office Outlook extensions you excitedly fire up Visual Studio and hit File, New Project... 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 →

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