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  • Blog Post: In the Before of the Beginning: Custom Prerequisites for VSTO ClickOnce (part II).

    In my last post I talked about the first steps to building my Customer Prerequisite.  In it, I built an MSI that would display a message box during the install phase. Here is what Setup1looks like when you run it: It's nothing too ingenious but it gets the job done. So...here we are with an MSI...
  • Blog Post: In the Before of the Beginning: Custom Prerequisites for VSTO ClickOnce (part I).

    In January I talked about using Custom Prerequisites to add a little more specialization to the VSTO ClickOnce experience.  I didn't go too much in depth into this and I've since seen a few comments crop up about them in some of the VSTO community spaces I watch.  So I'm going to go through...
  • Blog Post: Click-Once forced updates in VSTO II: A fuller solution

      Last Week I talked about user-generated updates and the Click-Once Deployment Management API's.  Based on some internal feedback and a large degree of personal interest, I'm going to come right back around to the same topic, but with a cleaner solution that does the whole kit and caboodle...
  • Blog Post: Click-Once forced updates in VSTO: Some things we don't recommend using, that you might consider anyway.

    Before I go any further in this post I'm going to put a huge disclaimer:  You should be warned what I'm about to cover has not been fully tested, is clearly not supported or recommended and may have significant impact on your application's ability to work.  Additionally there is no guarantee...
  • Blog Post: Late but live!

    I was planning to post something about 3 days ago but things have been a little crazy on the home front (lets just say that 'the games' have been playing me these days) and a lot crazy on the work front (can't talk about it exactly, but it's been good busy mostly).  I have no VSTO tips today, sorry...
  • Blog Post: If memory serves me correctly...

    Memory is king and he who remembers the most rules will rule the most (not a real quote but it sounds interesting). Anyway, it is very easy to create "widget" apps with VSTO that "do" something, but often where the really interesting projects come into play is when the app can "do" something and then...
  • Blog Post: Words and more words and words... on Word.

    Generally I talk about vsto deployment here, this is mainly due to the simple limitation that what I work on and know best is deployment. In my average day when I am "doing my thing" to improve the product I generally am working on stuff around how files get from one place to another and once the files...
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