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Add-In for Excel 2003 & 2007
keren friedman

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Joined: 2006-07-27

My company developed an add-in for Excel 2003 with the previous version of Add-In Express. The add-in works fine on 2007 but off course it can be found under the Add-Ins tab and not in a ribbon of its own.

We are now thinking of upgrading to Add-In Express 2007.
How the different UI controls for the same Add-In are handled with Add-In Express 2007?
Can one project contain menu and toolbar for 2003 and ribbon for 2007 or should I create 2 separate projects?
(If so, is it possible at all to install on 2003 an add-in that was designed also with a ribbon?)

Posted 12 Feb, 2007 06:54:56 Top
Sergey Grischenko

Add-in Express team

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Joined: 2004-07-05
Hi Keren.

The Add-in Express 2007 product has been designed in the way that allows you to have Ribbon controls and old Office controls in the same add-in. There is no need to create two separate add-ins. The old Office command bars and control are not visible in the Ribbon UI by default (the UseForRibbon property of the ADXCommandBar component = false). Thus you can mix Add-in Express components and develop version-neutral Office add-ins.

P.S. Note that we take up your forum requests in the order we receive them.
Besides, it may take us some time to investigate your issue. Please be sure we will let you know as soon as the best possible solution is found.
Posted 12 Feb, 2007 14:53:00 Top
nir zamir


Hi Sergey,

(I'm from Keren's company)

Since we built our project based on our current version of Add-in Express (2.7) - how does the upgrade performed? How does our project update its Excel interfaces to the ones of 2007? Is this API fully backward compatible?

Posted 13 Feb, 2007 07:02:54 Top
Sergey Grischenko

Add-in Express team

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Joined: 2004-07-05
Hi Nir.

The latest version of the Add-in Express will change nothing in your project. You will have to add the support for Office 2007 in the designer using new Add-in Express components for Office 2007.

Posted 13 Feb, 2007 12:33:20 Top