A blog by Eric Carter

April, 2004

  • .NET4Office


    Andrew Whitechapel has some interesting advise on using ReleaseCOMObject when writing managed code that automates office: http://blogs.officezealot.com/whitechapel/ . Andrew knows a lot about COM interop against Office and I trust what he says. But...
  • .NET4Office

    Data/View/Host Separation in VSTO 2

    In the past, the only option an Office programmer had when developing a customized document was to write code against the generic general purpose API provided by the Office application. As part of VSTO 2.0, we generate a view and data programming model...
  • .NET4Office

    MSDN Webcast on Data and Databinding in VSTO 2

    A member of my team, Muhammad Arrabi, is giving an MSDN webcast tomorrow on VSTO 2. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=25936 Go give him a hard time for me J MSDN Webcast: Data and Databinding with Visual Studio Tools for Office Version 2...
  • .NET4Office

    When is .NET for Office?

    Thomas Williams asks “When is .NET for Office..I’m sick of using VBA!” Good question! To some extent, .NET for Office is here today. This year, my team released a new product in the Visual Studio product family with the mind-numbingly...
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    Some good "bad" examples and a good "good" one

    WRT the problem of the abstraction bar being set wrong in the Office object model, here are two good “bad” examples, and a good “good” example of where the abstraction bar could be moved to. Currently, to create a table in Word...
  • .NET4Office

    Office Object Model Thoughts

    Currently, one of the greatest obstacles faced by Office developers is the difficulty of using the Office object model. Just calling the object model the “Office object model” is incorrect—it is really several separate object models...
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