C# developers can use the Visual Studio Tools for the Office System (VSTO) Power Tools Office interop API extensions to streamline Office application development. The extensions provide a thin, strongly typed layer over the loosely typed Office object models.

In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Andrew Whitechapel, Phillip Hoff, and Vladimir Morozov walk you through developing an app that uses the Power Tools to automate Office applications.

Be sure to check out our MSDN Magazine archives for more articles about Office development.