Option Pages???

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Option Pages???
 
Chris Bowman




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Hi,

I'm working on a plugin for powerpoint. I can't find an example of creating an option page. Can anybody help.

Cheers,

Chris
Posted 15 Feb, 2005 11:58:05 Top
Dmitry Kostochko


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Hi Chris,

As far as I remember the PowerPoint Object Model doesn't support creating of custom option pages. Such a feature exists in MS Outlook only. If we missed some SDK pages please let us know.


Posted 16 Feb, 2005 06:22:19 Top
Chris Bowman




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Hi Dmitry,

Before buying Add-in Express I read this on afalinasoft.com

Add-in Express is a tool for creating COM add-ins for MS Office Family. With Add-in Express you can handle all events of the host application, extend standard menus and toolbars of the host application, add your own toolbars, menus and option pages.


If this is not possible, is there any way to save options within Powerpoint without the need for a secondary ini file or registry entry?
Posted 16 Feb, 2005 07:05:26 Top
Dmitry Kostochko


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Hi Chris,


Before buying Add-in Express I read this on afalinasoft.com

Sorry that our desription is not clear enough, we'll try to make it better.


If this is not possible, is there any way to save options within Powerpoint without the need for a secondary ini file or registry entry?

If you want to save your options inside a PowerPoint document (.ppt) see the CustomDocumentProperties property of the Presentation interface.


Posted 16 Feb, 2005 08:15:08 Top
Chris Bowman




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Dmitry,

Thanks for you're help. Unfortunately the options I need to store are global.

Powerpoint clearly remembers the state of the toolbar when you close the app. I have created a hidden control and am using the 'caption' and 'tag' to store properties.

It works but seems a little crude! Do you have any other suggestions?

Cheers,

Chris
Posted 16 Feb, 2005 08:55:15 Top
Chris Bowman




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Correction. 'tag' property is not saved.
Posted 16 Feb, 2005 08:58:54 Top
Dmitry Kostochko


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Chris,

You can use the Parameter property instead of Tag. But I think there is no better place than windows registry for storing GLOBAL settings.

Posted 16 Feb, 2005 09:21:29 Top