advantages of using/not using a C++ shim

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advantages of using/not using a C++ shim
Graham Charles

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Joined: 2005-07-29
I couldn't find any discussion in the docs of the advantages of using or not using a C++ shim for an add-in. There are some snippets in the forums, but I wonder if there's a good overview of the issues involved anywhere?

Posted 29 Jul, 2005 00:18:48 Top
Ryan Farley


The concept of a shim is described well in this document on MSDN:
Deployment of Managed COM Add-Ins in Office

A shorter and focused post on the topic can be found here:
Writing a shim to solve problems with managed Office COM Add-ins

and here:
Programming for Outlook using managed code is better with a Shim

Yes, you definitely want one.

Posted 29 Jul, 2005 00:34:24 Top