Andrew Whitechapel

Shiny things that caught my eye

August, 2008

  • Andrew Whitechapel

    COM Shim Wizard

    We’ve released a slight update to the COM Shim Wizard. This is available as a free download here , and the covering article is on MSDN here . The differences Between v2.3.0.0 and v2.3.1.0 are summarized below. Setup The major difference between...
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    Activating a Custom Tab on the Ribbon When a Document Is Opened

    Harry 'Play It Again Sam' Miller has posted a wonderfully funny video on this topic - with a serious message. You've got to check this one out:
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    COMAddIns Race Condition

    You can expose an arbitrary object from your add-in as a kind of extension to the Office host application’s object model. To do this, you set your object as the value of the Object property on the COMAddIn object that represents your add-in in the host...
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    Why your COMAddIn.Object should derive from StandardOleMarshalObject

    In general, it is important that any code in a managed Office add-in should execute on the main UI thread. The reason for this is that there are several components that simply will not work when executed from any other but the main UI thread – examples...
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