Where is the Excel Task Manager?

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Where is the Excel Task Manager?
 
Maurice Calvert




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I am using Add-in Express 2009 for Microsoft Office and .net - Premium with VS2008 to build an Excel add-in.

When I add a custom task pane, I get a message saying "You must add the Excel Task Manager", but I can't find the Excel Task Manager when I Add->New Item to the Addinproject.

Any suggestions?

Thanks and regards,
Maurice
Posted 31 Aug, 2010 14:51:59 Top
Eugene Astafiev


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Hi Maurice,

Please find the excel task pane manager in the context menu of the add-in module designer. Also you can find the video howto on our technical blog.
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Posted 01 Sep, 2010 07:13:19 Top
Maurice Calvert




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Yes, I watched the video.

The problem is that the "excel task pane manager" *ISN'T THERE* in the context menu.

I suspect that it's there in 2010 but not in 2009?
Posted 01 Sep, 2010 10:13:49 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hi Maurice,

That feature was introduced in Add-in Express version 2009.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+2),

Andrei Smolin
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Posted 01 Sep, 2010 10:29:07 Top
Maurice Calvert




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OK, introduced in 2009, fine. But as I've already said twice, where is it?

User added an image

EDIT: I've installed 2010 6.1.3044, same picture, still no Excel task pane manager :evil:
P.S. I have the source, should I build ADXExcelTaskPanesManager?

RE-EDIT: :evil: smiley doesn't work either *sighs and smiles*
Posted 02 Sep, 2010 14:00:08 Top
Eugene Astafiev


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Hi Maurice,

Please find it in the context menu of the add-in module designer.

User added an image
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Posted 03 Sep, 2010 03:31:03 Top
Maurice Calvert




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Ah, I see, thanks.

I can't add an Excel Pane and Task Manager to my XLL addin, I have to create a separate Excel-COM addin. Right?
Posted 03 Sep, 2010 04:00:37 Top
Eugene Astafiev


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Maurice,

Yep. But please have a look at the HowTo: Create a COM add-in, XLL UDF and RTD server in one assembly article on our technical blog.
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Posted 03 Sep, 2010 04:18:22 Top