Andrew Whitechapel

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    COM Shim Wizards v2

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    Today we release v2 of the COM Shim Wizards. These are updated versions of the wizards we released in 2004 for Visual Studio 2003. The new wizards work with Visual Studio 2005. There's a covering article here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default...
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    The Evolution of VSTO ‘v3’

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    We have two main reasons for releasing early builds of VSTO v3. The first is to unblock developers so that they can get started building solutions against Office 2007, ready for when it releases. The second is to get feedback on our designs and the early...
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    VSTO 'v3' CTP Released

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    As you can imagine, we're working hard on the early stages of our Orcas release of Visual Studio. VSTO is the one SKU of Visual Studio that is closely aligned with Office. So, as we make our CTP (Community Technology Preview) releases between now and...
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    Jobs on the VSTO and VSTA Teams at Microsoft

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    Would you like to help realize the vision of Office as a development platform? Do you want your work integrated into every one of the hundreds of millions of desktops that have Office installed? Are you looking for a role where you can influence the product...
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    VSTO Embraces MAF

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    VSTO was originally designed to support the building of managed extensions to Office applications. Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) was branched from VSTO with the aim of providing the same kind of support for all applications, managed or unmanaged...
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    Converging the Office Add-in Model

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    Over the years, Office has exposed a number of different extensibility mechanisms, which all enable developers to build solutions based on Office. Each of these mechanisms is geared towards a different set of requirements, and the design of the extensibility...
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    Interaction Between Loaded Add-ins

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    Can you talk across add-ins? With the old IDTExtensibility2 model? With the new VSTO model? COM Add-ins can be accessed (from any code that can talk to the host application’s OM ) via the COMAddins collection property on the host Application object...
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