These are a set of developer tools designed to complement Visual Studio Tools for Office. These tools provide additional functionality useful in Office-based development. They include Visual Studio add-ins as well as standalone Windows Forms and console applications. The VSTO Power Tools also include a set of re-usable class libraries to simplify Office development.

The 9 tools are packaged in 3 groups (due to three different EULAs), plus an overview document:

- VSTO_PTRibbonIDs.exe installs the Ribbon IDs Tool Window.

- VSTO_PTExtLibs.exe installs the Office Interop API Extensions and Custom UI Manager.

- VSTO_PT.exe installs all other power tools.

- VSTOA Power Tools.docx – overview document.

Office Custom UI Manager

A set of classes for coordinating multiple instances of Ribbon, custom task pane and custom form region.

Office Interop API Extensions

A set of C# classes for handling parameterized properties, optional/named parameters, and for LINQ-enabling Office collection objects.

Open XML Package Editor

A graphical treeview-based editor for examining and editing Open XML Package files (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents).

Ribbon IDs ToolWindow

A custom tool window that displays all re-usable built-in Office Ribbon IDs.

SharePoint Feature Sweeper

A GUI tool that cleans up unwanted SharePoint features from the target server.

SharePoint Workflow Package Generator

A build tool to package a SharePoint workflow project so that the developer can hand the workflow to the admin for deployment.

VSTO/VSTA Pipeline Verifier

A GUI tool that reflects over custom pipeline assemblies to validate the complete VSTA pipeline.

VSTO Developer Cleaner

A GUI tool that cleans up the developer's machine from leftover build artifacts in the registry and certificate store.

VSTO Troubleshooter

A diagnostic tool that examines a machine for the necessary pre-requisites for running VSTO solutions.

Here’s the download page: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=46B6BF86-E35D-4870-B214-4D7B72B02BF9&displaylang=en

 

Joel Reyes

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