Misha Shneerson

VSTO internals and the little things about CLR, COM, Visual Studio and more ...

July, 2005

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    Another VSTO blogger

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    That would be me - Misha Shneerson. I am a developer in VSTO team. My career has been evolving around Office Programmability since I joined Microsoft almost 5 years ago right before Microsoft Office XP Developer has shipped. Then came one of the re-orgs...
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    Closing Documents Programmatically is not simple

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    Both Word and Excel OMs have APIs that allow closing documents programmatically. I suppose there are some scenarios when people would like to call ThisWorkbook.Close() from within their document customizations. This has some interesting effects when such...
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    NewsGator and VSTO Outlook support

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    Until recently people had "tough" choice to make - in your Outlook either run NewsGator or Outlook COM Add-ins with VSTO support. Both of these did not work together. This is because NewsGator did not support .NET Fx 2.0 which is required by VSTO. ...
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    Starting up

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    When writing VSTO projects the developers are asked to write their startup code in an innocuous event handler e.g. ThisDocumet_Startup. VSTO project does a good job of making you believe that this event handler is where the game begins. However, the class...
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    Menus for VSTO Smart Tags are dynamic

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    One quick tip today. Since VSTO Beta2 we have added SmartTags support for document level customizations. How to create those is covered by Paul Stubbs here and in a video tutorial here . However what is not obvious is that one can dynamically change the...
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