Posts Tagged ‘Word’

Automating Word Mail Merge in Visual Studio – C# sample

The Mail Merge functionality in Microsoft Word is one of the most powerful features that enables you to create, amongst other things, simple form letters. It is, however, one of the tricky things to get your head around when trying to automate it in either an Office add-in or a stand-alone application using the Word Object model... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Develop Office 2013 add-ins with Visual Studio 2012 Express

In this video, I show how to create an add-in for Microsoft Office 2013 Outlook, Excel and Word and add a custom ribbon using Add-in Express for Office and .net with Visual Studio Express 2012. Enjoy!... 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 →

Developing a Word Task Pane App

Today's sample will integrate with the Microsoft Translator API. The app will allow you to select text within Word, translate the text, and view the translation results. This type of task pane is not the same animal we know and love as Office developers. This type of is the kind a web developer-type would love... 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 →

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 →

Add-in Express vs. VSTO – Microsoft Office developer happiness

This being the eighth and final instalment of the Add-in Express vs. VSTO series, I thought I'd wrap up with what could possibly be the most important feature of Add-in Express: Developer Happiness... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express vs. VSTO: Custom Office task panes

A task pane is a dockable window which was first introduced in Microsoft Office XP. It provided a new and convenient way for users to gather information and access common features and commands. Chances are that if you’ve used any application in the Microsoft Office suite you would have used a task pane... 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 →

Using Word Dialogs programmatically: C# sample

This blog is about a sample add-in project (with source code) demonstrating how to use Word dialogs programmatically. With this add-in you can check if a given dialog is suitable for your task or get version-specific information about that dialog and its properties... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Create an Office shared add-in – building a custom Click Twice deployment package

The video, Part 5, is the last of the series. In this 15-ish minute video, you will learn how to build a Click Twice deployment package for the MyTasks add-in. Click Twice is one of the major strengths of the Add-in Express toolset... 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 →

Video: Create an Office shared add-in – interacting with Office object models & events

I admit some time has passed since we produced parts 1 and part 2 of our end-to-end demo. I'll take the blame for it. It's okay. But I want you to know the remaining parts have been sitting in my Outlook Tasks folder… staring at me… taunting me. ... Read the rest of this entry →

Outlook and Word Toolbars mixed: problem and solution

Have you ever run into the issue when an Outlook toolbar created by your add-in shows up in Word? Or maybe, a Word toolbar gets displayed in Outlook? This article describes the issue and provides a workaround; the source code is supplied in VB.NET, C# and Delphi... Read the rest of this entry →

How to allow a user to choose target MS Office applications during installation

In today's post I'll demonstrate how you can customize your add-in setup project to allow your users to select which Microsoft Office applications the add-in will be installed for. I am using Add-in Exprewss 2010 for Office and .net... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Handling Office keyboard shortcuts

For almost every menu and/or Ribbon command in Microsoft Office, there is a keyboard shortcut for it. These shortcuts allow you to quickly and easy execute a command with a key stroke that might take several clicks of the mouse... Read the rest of this entry →

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