Dmitry Kostochko

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

The next pane of the Word task panes series that we are going to explore is the Advanced Top Task Pane. We are going to create a new COM add-in that will work in Microsoft Word 2000 – 2010, add our own task pane and bind it to the top position.

Also, we will add 3 buttons to a new Word ribbon tab using which we will be able to control the state of the advanced pane. You will see how to switch an active task pane to Normal, Hidden and Minimized states programmatically.

Let’s see how it works:

This sample video was captured in Visual Studio 2010 (VB.NET) with Add-in Express 2010 for Office and .net.

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  • amr says:

    Does this works in word 2011 for mac ??


  • Dmitry Kostochko (Add-in Express Team) says:

    Hi Amr,

    No, our products do not support Word 2011 for Mac because this Word version does not have a fully-fledged extensibility API.

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