General Question - Excel Add-In vs COM Add-In

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General Question - Excel Add-In vs COM Add-In
 
Larry Sater




Posts: 16
Joined: 2016-10-26
I have been working on getting my Excel Add-in working which allows me to define functions within Excel that I can use within Excel. That is working out wonderfully.

I now need to add a UI Ribbon and Pane. Is that a separate Add-in, i.e. the user will have to install both?

If so, is there any way for the UI Ribbon to "talk" with the Excel Add-In.

Thanks.
Posted 02 Dec, 2016 13:16:54 Top
nwein




Posts: 510
Joined: 2011-03-28
You don't need a separate add-in to achieve that. You can have both ADXXLLModule and ADXADdinModule in the same project. The ribbon and task pane can call your UDFs if that is what you mean by "talking" to the XLL module.
You can read more about it here
Posted 02 Dec, 2016 14:48:01 Top
Larry Sater




Posts: 16
Joined: 2016-10-26
Thanks for the information - very helpful.
Posted 06 Dec, 2016 14:41:24 Top