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"Microsoft Platform Ready" testing an Add-in
 
Jonatan Christensen




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I have participated in the creation of an Add-In, and wish to use the "Microsoft Platform Ready" to test the Add-In against Sql Server 2008 R2.

The instruction video for the test declares that you need to add the application executable to the test application.

So here is my problem. As far as I've known so far, an add-in does not have an executable. It simply adds a dll to whichever Office program it is made for.

- So what am I supposed to add to the test application?

- Is there an executable? If so: Where?
Posted 09 Oct, 2012 09:36:37 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hello Jonatan,

You are correct, there's no execuatable: a COM add-in is a DLL. I suggest that you contact them on how to test your add-in.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 09 Oct, 2012 09:54:14 Top
Jonatan Christensen




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Thank you for the very fast answer.

I have directed my question at Microsoft.

If my question is answered there, should I add the answer to this forum thread?
Posted 10 Oct, 2012 02:30:24 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Jonatan,

I ask you to post that answer here. In case this topic gets closed by that time, can you please send me an email using any contact form on this web site? See e.g. the Purchase page. I'll then post it here so that other developers can find this bit of useful information.

Thank you in advance! Good luck with your project!

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 10 Oct, 2012 02:37:47 Top
Jonatan Christensen




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sure! No Problem. If they provide an answer, I will pass it on, one way or another.
Posted 10 Oct, 2012 02:58:04 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Many thanks!

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
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Posted 10 Oct, 2012 03:25:02 Top
Jonatan Christensen




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Well... I finally managed to solve all my problems regarding the test mostly thanks to the help I got from this e-mail: devspec@microsoft.com
I found it while browsing another forum.

Among other things, in response to my questions he sent me this link: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/usisvde/archive/2011/04/22/tips-faq-for-passing-the-sql-server-2008-r2-microsoft-platform-ready-test.aspx

It completely cleared up my problems regarding this topic.

To run the Microsoft Platform ready test for Sql Server 2008 r2 on a Com Addin, you have to add:
- The Office executable - For example: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\EXCEL.exe"
- The dllhost.exe - "C:\Windows\System32\dllhost.exe"

The necessary files to add for other application types are also located at the link above.
Posted 26 Oct, 2012 03:31:46 Top
Andrei Smolin


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THANK YOU!

Good luck with your add-in!

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 26 Oct, 2012 03:40:12 Top
Jonatan Christensen




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Thank you and no problem!

The Add-in Express Tools have made a lot of tasks easier for me, it is the least I can do.

Good luck to you too.
Posted 26 Oct, 2012 03:56:33 Top