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  • Blog Post: Responding Armagan - Display Thumbnails For Every Page Of A Document

    Here is one of the question from one of you regarding the contents on Display Thumbnails For Every Page Of A Document . === Hi. I'd like to thank about your EnhMetaFileBits code, it helped me alot. If you don't mind I'd like to ask you something about that. Can you please give me any hints about how...
  • Blog Post: Good News For The Access Developers !

    Great News !! Now you can download Access Developer Extensions [2007] for FREE !!!! here is the URL http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/office/bb229700.aspx Enjoy !!
  • Blog Post: Display Thumbnails For Every Page Of A Document

    Got an intresting case a few days back.. which lead me think about the ways of generating thumbnails of all the pages of a document. Now, why would you need it ?? well ..i don't know.. maybe you have an app and you want users to click on the thumbnails of a specific page to load it .. depends, like everything...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2005 Tools for 2007 Office System Released!

    Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Office System (VSTO 2005 SE) is released to web. This announcement was publically made during the keynote at Tech Ed in Barcelona Spain. VSTO 2005 SE is immediately available to the developer community for downloading. So whats new in it for you..? well ..This is...
  • Blog Post: More about Duet .. Just In Case You Don't Know !

    Duet™ for Microsoft® Office and SAP®, Version 1.0 (Duet) provides a development platform for the integration of SAP applications with Microsoft Office. The architecture enables a tight coupling between the Microsoft Office user experience and SAP backend line-of-business systems. Duet is a collaborative...
  • Blog Post: Duet Wins ComputerWorld Horizon Award

    Today IDG's Computerworld, a premier source of IT industry news and analysis, has selected Duet(TM) software as a winner of its second-annual Computerworld Horizon Awards. The Computerworld Horizon Awards recognize the most cutting-edge technologies from research labs and private companies. Duet software...
  • Blog Post: Which Addin Should I Use - 1

    I have seen many people asking same question. "which type of addin should i use for office".. well the answer is always same ..depends ! what is your requirement ? so i planned to have a series of posts explaining which addins should be used and where. Here are a few sample questions and offcourse their...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2005: Issues When Using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

    1 Visual Studio Tools for Office does not support multipart XML schemas Visual Studio Tools for Office only supports XmlMaps that are based on a single primary schema, even though Microsoft Office Excel supports XmlMaps that can be composed of a primary schema and optional supporting schema. To resolve...
  • Blog Post: Steps towards interoperability

    Yeah, I know long time no B(log). I was real busy those days, but don’t worry I will tell you what was happening all these days and also about some geeky issues that came in between; maybe in next few posts but below is a piece of information that I couldn’t wait to share Your gut feeling that interoperability...
  • Blog Post: USING ADO AND ADO.NET WITH EXCEL: Resources and Known Issues

    General ------- Q326548 HOW TO: Use Jet OLE DB Provider 4.0 to Connect to ISAM Databases http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q326548 Q257819 HOWTO: Use ADO with Excel Data from Visual Basic or VBA http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q257819 Q303814 HOWTO: Use ADOX...
  • Blog Post: Blogging From Word 2007

    Hey so I guess it’s the time to share a few things. In my previous post http://blogs.msdn.com/pranavwagh/archive/2006/05/09/594070.aspx I told you that I am posting in a new way but didn't tell you the new way…well it’s a new feature that comes with Word 2007 Beta 2 more for more details as Joe http...
  • Blog Post: DDE ..? How does it matter..?

    When you are talking about office programs what happens when you open a new document seems to depend on how you open it ? and various other factors like was a similar type of document already opened ? If you are into office programming and you happen to read what Raymond says in one of his recent posts...
  • Blog Post: Will my VSTO application work in the new version on VSTO..?

    Do you have a VSTO (2003 or 2005) application that you want to port to V3 ..? do you think that it may not work..? to you think that there may be compatibility issues ..this is your chance to submit your application to VSTO team so that they can check your application compatibilty for the next version...
  • Blog Post: I wanna develop/deploy an addin but what on earth is load behaviour ..!!

    Yes, again the same stuff. maybe its blogged many times but still there is some air of mystery going around it, I noticed this when I saw too many posts on this topic and also noticed that whenever I talk about load behavior with my customers I generally get a response similar to “Wow..good thing...
  • Blog Post: Ever wondered what we do when we don't get a sample from KB/msdn article working..??

    1) Try to loopin article writers.. 2) Try to modify the sample to get it working... One of the great examples is following this post and for that contribution(to the community & to my blog :) ) i thank Joel(Escalation Engineer), Sheetal& Siddharth all of theses jewels are from our team...
  • Blog Post: Update: Convertion from screen resolution to print resolution

    Sorry Guys !! there is a small correction in the previous post all credit goes to Rob Caplan one of the .NET gurus.in his own words "T he problem is neither an incompatibility between the EMFs in .Net and in Word (the EMFs are the same) nor a problem with the IDataObject interface itself, but an incompatibility...
  • Blog Post: Convertion from screen resolution to print resolution

    Handled a strange issue, wanted to share: One of my customers wanted to drag-drop an EMF file from her application to Word now the basic problem here is there are incompatibilities between EMFs in windows and .NET and that's why they can not use IDataobject here, details on KB 323530 We tried using...
  • Blog Post: Published New Articles

    Just published some articles, it’s actually a collection of kb articles and i really appreciate kayodeok for his efforts; from whose site I got this fabulous collection. Have a look at http://blogs.msdn.com/pranavwagh/archive/category/12235.aspx I am also planning to include a Table Of Contents...
  • Blog Post: Doc Management System

    Now its not about *pure* office automation ! big question for all of you ...don't see my comment on the blog :) in has the answer. here it goes..i have a system to open any document that is selected in the drop-down list using my program(coded in C#) i use Process object to open the docs so that i can...
  • Blog Post: Project Automation

    Yes, Sometimes i do project automation and believe me its not as easy as it is in Word or Excel the basic problem here is there is no add-in concept so i had to create an application that adds the command bars and then hooks the events every thing seems working but unfortuantely it doesn't work...!!...
  • Blog Post: So we are planning to have a way..!! good news

    I just checked with my VSTO team contact andrew http://blogs.msdn.com/andreww/default.aspx and i got the info in his own words " This is not supported in VSTO 2005. We're looking at what is the best way forward for this feature request in VSTO 'v3'. " and i am sure you people know why to believe...
  • Blog Post: Do we really like limitations..??

    No, We don't ..!! its once again proved by maarten have a look at this blog where he tells you how to remove convert the Clasic Worksheet to Extended Worksheet, http://blogs.officezealot.com/maarten/archive/2005/06/08/4673.aspx and whats more if you have any confussion on how to convert it to VB .NET...
  • Blog Post: Security Consideration of Caching:

    As you know, the first time a form template is opened, InfoPath copies it into a folder with a random name in its cache. Every time the form template is opened after that, Infopath checks the original location of the form template to see if it has been updated. If so, the cache copy is updated. Otherwise...
  • Blog Post: how to allow Administrator chosen certificates to work, but not allow users to trust new certificates ?

    There is no direct way to force users NOT to trust a form, but Installing the form copies its name into the Registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\11.0\InfoPath\SolutionsCatalog. "Users" don't have write access to this key. Only read access. They'd be able to open fully-trusted forms...
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