.NET4Office

A blog by Eric Carter

September, 2004

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    Parameterized Properties in C# and the mystery of Value2 in Excel

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    One of the mysteries in Excel customization code that I see written by C# developers is the use of the "Value2" property to set the value of a Range in Excel. Why do C# developers use this wacky Value2 property? Most VB programs you see written against...
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    Problems when a Method and Event name are the same when using C#

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    [Editors note: Blogging is slow right now because we are really heads down trying to get Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2005 ready for you.] You may have run into this issue in Beta1 of Visual Studio 2005. I thought I might blog about it. If you wrote this code...
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    Add-in Shimming Wizard!

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    I've talked at some length in this blog about the importance of shimming your managed add-in so it can live in its own appdomain and not do damage to other add-ins. Also, while I'm on the topic, please don't force a particular version of the CLR--always...
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    Excel Tetris!

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    As a developer in our group said, this isn't a killer enterprise app, it's an enterprise killer app. If you're feeling a little too productive, check out this article by Woo Seok Seo where you are shown how to create a Tetris application in Excel using...
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    Simple data binding changes in VSTO 2.0 Beta 2

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    [Thanks to Mohit Gupta for his code examples that I quote in this entry] We changed how simple data binding works in VSTO 2.0 Beta 2 from the Beta 1 behavior. As you may know, simple data binding in VSTO 2.0--say binding an Excel named range to a "Name...
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    Programming Visio, Building Research Services in .NET

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    Mai-lan , a lead PM on the Visio team, has started blogging about Visio development issues including tips for .NET development against Visio. She recently blogged about how to improve performance of Visio solutions . Check it out. Also, you should check...
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    There be PowerPoint here captain!

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    I've updated officewiki ( http://www.officewiki.net ) to include PIA documentation for the PowerPoint PIAs. Go to http://www.officewiki.net/default.aspx/PowerPoint.PowerPointIndex to see the main PowerPoint index.
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    Another venue for VSTO 1.0

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    A quick plug for another way to get your hands on VSTO 1.0. If you haven't picked up VSTO yet, you should check out Visual Studio .NET 2003 Special Edition . It includes a bunch of extra goodies including Visual Tools for Office 2003 which was previously...
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