Posts Tagged ‘task panes’

Video HowTo: Advanced Word task panes – Left task pane (VB.NET)

To continue with a series of short video how-to demonstrating the capabilities of Add-in Express in customizing the Microsoft Office UI, we will explorer the Advanced Word Task Panes... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Create an Office shared add-in – building advanced task panes and advanced Outlook regions, using advanced controls

I admit it…it's been awhile since we published Part 1. So I don't blame you if gave up hope of ever seeing Part 2. But I'm here to tell you that you have not waited in vain because today we present to you Part 2 of the Create an Office Shared Add-in series... Read the rest of this entry →

How to add a custom header to your Outlook form or task pane: C# and VB.NET

Usual Add-in Express advanced region or task pane can has a header - a multi-functional area above the region that allows the end-user to minimize the region, close it or switch between forms located in the same region... Read the rest of this entry →

Advanced region events: how to know that the user expanded your form?

Hello folks! Through our forums and e-mail, we are frequently asked questions like this by our fellow developers: How do I know that the user expanded my Add-in Express form? In this article, I will cover the events that are raised when the region is expanded and other events that occur when the region's state is changed... Read the rest of this entry →

New designers for region and task pane managers

Version 6.3 of Add-in Express brings with it a number of new features. One of which is the new in-place designers for the following components... Read the rest of this entry →

Windows Presentation Foundation, Office 2010 and Add-in Express 2010

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 →

Video: Build and control Advanced Task Panes in Add-in Express 2010

What I really write about today is the topic of Office task panes. Office 2003 calls them action panes. Office 2007 and 2010 call them custom task panes. At Add-in Express , they are known as Advanced Task Panes. What are they?... Read the rest of this entry →

Controlling Outlook region’s state and form’s size in Add-in Express 2010

Here I will tell you how and where you can control the state of the regions where a custom task pane or an Outlook region is located, and also show how you can control the size of those forms... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: How to develop Outlook 2010 plugin – architecture and programming model

The 2010 version of Add-in Express for Office and .NET will be released soon. As you might expect, the upcoming release will support the significant new features included with Office 2010 while also supporting previous versions of Office (all the way back to Office 2000)... Read the rest of this entry →

Video HowTo: Create advanced task panes in Excel, Word and PowerPoint (Delphi)

As you probably know Add-in Express for Office and VCL allows creating advanced task panes for MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint 2000-2010. Today we'll develop a single add-in project that supports Excel, Word and PowerPoint... Read the rest of this entry →

Advanced Office task panes and Office 2010 – first view

Advanced Office task panes in Office 2010 have no principle differences from those of any other Office versions, they just work and that's it. That's why this subject is so arid, that I won't get back to it anymore. However, after scrutinizing all the above screenshots, I see that we will definitely ennoble certain "pixels"... Read the rest of this entry →

Video HowTo: Resize Advanced Task Pane programmatically (VB.NET)

To resize your custom Office task pane, you need to use the trivial Width and Height properties of the particular instance of your task pane. There is just one important thing - the Splitter property should be set to None... Read the rest of this entry →

Video HowTo: ClickOnce installation for Office add-in in minutes (VB.NET)

This visual sample is purposed mainly for novices in Office development. It demonstrate the facilities of the ClickOnce technology with regard to installation of a simple Excel add-in based on Add-in Express with Advanced Excel Task Panes... Read the rest of this entry →

Video HowTo: Create Outlook COM add-in: object model, task panes, events, part 2

In the first part of this video sample we showed you how to create a new COM add-in solution and add a new Outlook commandbar. Now we are going to demonstrate how to deal with custom task panes in Outlook... Read the rest of this entry →

Video HowTo: Create an Excel COM add-in in Visual Studio

This sample starts the new series of visual HowTo. We thought it would be a good idea to give you a sort of hands on training with Add-in Express. Today we are going to look at one of the most frequent tasks, creating a COM add-in for Microsoft Office.... Read the rest of this entry →

HowTo: Support Office 2007 color schemes in your custom forms and task panes

In Office 2007 there are 3 available color schemes – Black, Blue and Silver. The background of controls in command bars and ribbon tabs is changed by Office automatically. Do you want to try changing the background of your Outlook forms and Excel task panes when the MS Office color scheme is changed?... Read the rest of this entry →

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