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Calling for Papers ON Office Development
We're looking for articles on Microsoft Office development using .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010. If you're working on things like simplified interoperability mechanisms, such as late binding, optional and named parameters, and so on; Silverlight Web Parts; Business Connectivity Services with SharePoint;...
2 Apr 2010
VSTO Power Tools Office interop API extensions
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...
1 Dec 2008
Office Space: Automated SharePoint Site Branding
Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 provides branding through themes. A user can apply a WSS theme to a site to change its appearance. In the July 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Ted Pattison walks you through a custom branding solution for SharePoint sites that leverages the capabilities of WSS to integrate...
28 Jul 2008
Workflows That Capture Data And Create Office Documents
Business processes that call for workflow often require that process-related documents be consumed or created. In the June 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Rick Spiewak discusses how to capture data InfoPath forms and other Office documents to capture data for use in Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) workflows...
23 Jun 2008
Integrate VSTO with SharePoint Content Types
Building a document-level Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) customization and integrating it with custom SharePoint content types allows you to leverage the rich user functionality of the Office platform on the client while seamlessly extending data captured on the client to enterprise line-of-business...
23 May 2008
Managing Metadata with Office Document Information Panels
The Microsoft Office platform allows you to maintain both standard and custom properties for documents. Document Information Panels, however, let you implement additional functionality such as metadata-based search and automation of information-driven business processes is Office documents and SharePoint...
9 May 2008
LINQ coverage in March MSDN Magazine
In the March 2008 installment of the Advanced Basics column in MSDN Magazine , Ken Getz shows you how to programmatically interact with the Office Open XML File Formats using Visual Studio 2008, LINQ to XML, and the Community Technology Preview (CTP) edition of the Microsoft SDK for Open XML Formats...
16 Apr 2008
OBA Solution Patterns In The Real World
Office Business Applications (OBAs) bridge the divide between business data in line-of-business (LOB) systems and the information worker. You can think of it as a simple model that includes three major parts: the LOB system, the customized Office client that integrates with the LOB system, and the server...
14 Apr 2008
Office Business Apps with Visual Studio 2008 and VSTO 3.0
Visual Studio 2008 includes VSTO 3.0, which lets you begin solution development for both Office 2003 applications and the 2007 Microsoft Office system, such as developing Microsoft Outlook customizations. In the Launch issue of MSDN Magazine , Steve Fox shows you what you can do with a new type of form...
5 Mar 2008
Build Office-Based Solutions Using WPF, WCF, And LINQ
With Visual Studio 2008, you can build a solution that incorporates the native capabilities of an Office client application combined with the sophisticated UI capabilities of Windows Presentation Foundation that's connected to remote data and services via Windows Communication Foundation and uses the...
10 Dec 2007
Office Space: Event handling in SharePoint 2007
The ability to handle server-side events is a key element of building custom business solutions based on SharePoint sites. Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 both employ the new event-handling infrastructure introduced with WSS 3.0 . In the November...
14 Nov 2007
Office Development on MSDN
Earlier this month I posted to let you know about an article in our August issue on open packaging standards . For more Office development information, be sure to check out the Office-related videos, podcasts, and screencasts available on Channel 9 . There's also a huge amount of information available...
14 Aug 2007
OPC: A New Standard for Packaging Your Data
The 2007 Microsoft Office System Open XML specification , recently approved by the ECMA International standards organization, includes a new file packaging technology. An underlying component of this standard is Open Packaging Conventions (OPC). OPC provides a container technology you can use without...
8 Aug 2007
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