Can I create a global Task Pane

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Can I create a global Task Pane
 
Hess Matthias




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Hello

I would like to create a TaskPane for Word. The TaskPane should be visible when the User opens Word. I tried to use VSTO, but I can only create "Document specific" solutions with it... but I do *not* want my TaskPane to be associated with a specific Document. It sould just sit there, even if the user has not yet opened a document.

Is this possible with your products ?

I am using VS 2005 / .Net 2.0

Kind Regards
Mat
Posted 27 Feb, 2006 09:52:43 Top
Sergey Grischenko


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Hi Mat.

Now Add-in Express .NET doesn't support TaskPanes.
Posted 27 Feb, 2006 10:28:56 Top
Hess Matthias




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Joined: 2006-02-27
Sergey

It seems that developing a global task pane is quite difficult :D - at least for me. Do you think it would be easier to create a button in a toolbar, which opens a winforms window instead of a task pane ?
1. The window must *not* be modal, it should be floating in word.
2. The Window should stay on top when the user switches to another word document.
3. The user uses Drag and Drop to drag items from my window to a word document.
4. As soon as the user drops the element into the document, my Window should add a Custom Document Propert to the Word Document where the element was dropped by the user.

That would offer exactly the same functionality like the Task Pane. Do you think this would be possible ?

Kind Regards
Mat
Posted 27 Feb, 2006 10:41:42 Top
Sergey Grischenko


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Yes, I think it is possible to implement this functionality via a winform.
Posted 27 Feb, 2006 11:23:00 Top