Posts Tagged ‘Word’

.Net Framework 4, NoPIA and Add-in Express 2010

Let’s take a break from the Northwind Traders application for a while and talk about a new feature available in .Net Framework 4 : NoPIA or Type Embedding. As you all know when we developed Office Add-ins or applications that integrated with the Office suite of products we have to include a reference to the Office PIAs or Primary Interop Assemblies ... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express 2010 and Office add-ins: Getting started

I have used Add-in Express before and can honestly say that if you want to develop an MS Office add-in this product is definitely a worthwhile investment. In this post I’ll explain the benefits and some of the key features of Add-in Express 2010 for Office and .net when creating a small Office Add-in that is shared among Excel, Word and Outlook.... 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 →

Video HowTo: Support Office command bars and Ribbon UI in one add-in project (VB.NET)

Add-in Express supports creating COM add-ins for Office 2000 - 2010. Office 2000, XP and 2003 have a traditional command bar-based user interface, while Office 2007 is partially and Office 2010 is fully ribbonized. "How is it possible to support both types of user interfaces in one COM add-in project?" you may ask... 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 →

HowTo: Drag and drop onto a minimized Outlook Region and Word Task Pane

In one of the previous posts, we examined the possibilities of retrieving properties from Outlook MailItem when dragging this item onto your custom form. Here is that post: How to get properties of an Outlook email item drag-and-dropped onto a .NET form. But what if the Advanced Region is in a Minimized state? In this case the form is hidden and none of the standard events will work... Read the rest of this entry →

HowTo: Use MS Word Object Model to get synonyms and antonyms lists programmatically

In one of my previous HowTo samples I showed you how to use the Microsoft Word Object Model capabilities for spell checking. Today we will look at one more ability of Microsoft Word, namely the capabilities of its dictionary, more specifically synonyms and antonyms. We will need the SynonymInfo object and SynonymList and AntonymList properties... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Alarm – Office Live Add-in and Word 2003

Strange things mentioned in my previous post continue to happen. To the bug successfully fixed in the Office Live Add-in on Excel 2007, there's added a nasty and so far no-solution problem with the same add-in, this time on Word 2003... Read the rest of this entry →

HowTo: Use the Microsoft Word Object Model capabilities for spell checking

The Microsoft Word Object Model contains a lot of capabilities that .NET developers can benefit from. While everybody knows about the abilities of Microsoft Word related to text formatting, few are aware of its rich capacity in the spell check area…... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express 2009 – Beta 1 Word and PowerPoint capabilities

Keeping up the development of Add-in Express most in-demand features, we tweaked the Advanced Task Panes for working on Microsoft PowerPoint and Word. Early in the morning today, I wrote the previous sentence, captured and pasted the above screenshot and realized that there is nothing more to write on this issue... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express 2009 – Beta 1 what’s fixed

As compared to the previous generation, Add-in Express 2009 doesn’t contain revolutionary changes or enhancements. We have not rewritten the core code completely, the major part of the time was spent on the most in-demand features, such as Outlook view and form regions and Excel, Word and PowerPoint task panes... Read the rest of this entry →

HowTo: Support MS Office applications, Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in one project

Yes, you can do that in one Visual Studio project, but not in one solution. And yes, you can do it using the Add-in Express products. There are only two things to keep in mind…... Read the rest of this entry →

HowTo: Install a COM add-in automatically using Windows Server Group Policy

Here you will get to know how you can use Windows Server Group Policy to install Office applications automatically, including Office COM add-ins. You will learn how to create a Group Policy object in Windows Server 2000, 2003 and 2008, how to assign and remove an installation package…... Read the rest of this entry →

HowTo: Store Microsoft Office documents in your custom data storage

One of the tasks that developers often run into is saving and retrieving Office documents (or document copies) from external data storage. This storage can be an SQL database, Web-service, FTP server as well as a shared network resource of a local area network. Let’s try to handle this task for such popular MS Office applications as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook…... Read the rest of this entry →

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