How to make Advance task pane work exactly like VSTO one?

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How to make Advance task pane work exactly like VSTO one?
 
KristianG




Posts: 39
Joined: 2011-11-03
Hi,
Hope you are doing well.

I just wanted to have some insights on a customization your Advanced Task Pane provides.

Requirements:
- We need to change the color of task pane and font size of its header.
- And we need to make task pane drag and droppable exactly like VSTO task pane do.
- And we want to pop up out the task pane so that user will be able to drag or do resizing etc.

Question:
- We know that your Advance task pane provides background change and font size but we just wanted to make sure if Advance Task Pane provides draggable functionality just like we can do with VSTO task pane?
or
Do your libraries provide any solution if we want to customize VSTO task pane? so that we can meet above requirements.
Posted 11 Dec, 2017 09:11:16 Top
Andrei Smolin


Add-in Express team


Posts: 14908
Joined: 2006-05-11
Hello Kristian,

We describe the customization features of Add-in Express panes at https://www.add-in-express.com/creating-addins-blog/2016/05/31/customize-appearance-excel-task-panes-outlook-regions/; some UI aspects aren't customizable.

Unlike a Custom Task Pane, you can't leave an Add-in Express pane floating. Also, Add-in Express panes can share the same region; custom task panes cannot.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 12 Dec, 2017 05:44:09 Top