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  • Blog Post: Will your VSTO addin run on Office 2010 64-bit? Yes, probably. (Christin Boyd)

    The Visual Studio team is designing the runtime components for Office 2010 so that your Visual Studio Tools for Office 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 .NET addins, document solutions and spreadsheet solutions will run on 64-bit Office 2010.  These runtime components will ship with Office 2010, so your...
  • Blog Post: BUG: “Old format or invalid type library” error when automating Excel (Christin Boyd)

    A customer recently reported this bug when running their Shared Addin for Excel on French Windows.  Error: 0x80028018 (-2147647512) Description: Old Format or Invalid Type Library His solution worked great on English Windows, but gave errors in any other language.  This is a known problem in...
  • Blog Post: 32bit Visual Studio and 64bit Office (Christin Boyd)

    Visual Studio 2010 will ship with a 32bit version, and no 64bit version.  My team built a very smart layer into Visual Studio 2010 to enable designers and debuggers that work with 64bit Office 2010 and 64bit SharePoint Server 2010.  For a good explanation of why the Visual Studio team chose...
  • Blog Post: Use a path that resolves anywhere your VSTO solution could be deployed (Christin Boyd)

    One of the VSTO MVPs pointed out that in some cases his customers were unable to resolve UNC paths consistently.  When he investigated further, he found that some branch offices of an enterprise were unable to resolve the UNC path ( \\myserver\myvstoapps\installpath\ ) because of the way they setup...
  • Blog Post: Sign up for Office 2010 Technical Preview

    I’m at TechEd in LA, but it seems I could get just as much excitement just watching the Twittersphere today and watching #tela09 tags!  And my feet are killing me.  So be glad you’re sitting at your computer instead of walking around Los Angeles!  Let me give you some highlights for Office...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Sessions on Office Development

    If you’re going to TechEd in Los Angeles next week, then don’t miss these four sessions: DTL03-INT Meet the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Christin Boyd, Eric Carter , Paul Yuknewicz, Jay Schmelzer, Dustin Campbell , Jonathan Aneja, Luke Hoban , Igor Zinkovsky, Faisal Nasir, Harry Pierson , Lisa Feigenbaum...
  • Blog Post: Test Automation Tips: “User Name” dialog after new install of Word (Christin Boyd, Bill Robertson)

    We have a team of developers who focus entirely on writing test automation programs for the purpose of covering the huge matrix of test cases that Visual Studio requires.  We often configure new installs of Office and our automated tests need to deal with the special things that Office products...
  • Blog Post: Ich bin ein VSTO

    I hope I didn’t say “I am a doughnut.”  For native German speakers, you may already know about Lars Keller, a recent recipient of the Visual Studio MVP Award .  When the localized Help files and documentation aren’t enough, it helps to read technical content in your own language.  Lars...
  • Blog Post: Developing for Office and SharePoint Server 2010 (Christin Boyd)

    I get a lot of questions about the future.  When will Office and SharePoint release?   First half of 2010. Is VSTO part of Microsoft’s long term strategy?   Yes!  The Office tools shipped in VS 2008 and will ship in VS 2010 with lots of cool new improvements.  We strongly encourage...
  • Blog Post: Why Can’t I Change the Update Path when Redeploying VSTO Solutions? (Christin Boyd, Kris Makey, Jeff Young)

    The other day I was asked about the automatic Updates feature of VSTO 3.0 deployment. In this scenario, he used the Publish Wizard in VS 2008 to create a Word document solution and the install manifest. Then a bunch of people used the Word document, and kicked off the installer which then copied things...
  • Blog Post: DevConnections Conference: VSTO Session Demos (Christin Boyd)

    Hi Folks! If you're not one of the 4,000 professionals attending DevConnections in Las Vegas, then never fear! You can see my demos and learn about my session "Office Development with Visual Studio 2008" from this blog entry! VS 2008 lets you target Office 2003 or Office 2007. We recommend that you...
  • Blog Post: VSTO and the .NET Framework Client Profile (Christin Boyd)

    One of our loyal blog readers asked if "VSTO officially supports targeting the Client Profile? I did a quick check and it seems to be working fine but it is good if we explicitly mention whether it is supported." The answer is yes. Starting in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1), you can develop...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 released! Now what? (Christin Boyd)

    Yeah! Service Pack 1 is released to the web! Now what do I do? I'd like to help you navigate the information we published about SP1. I strongly recommend that you read the VSTO section of the SP1 Readme here . You can read about all the great improvements to Visual Studio in the Knowledge Base article...
  • Blog Post: What's New in VS 2008 SP1 and how the VSTO team decided what to include in a Service Pack (Christin Boyd, Mary Lee)

    Updated August, 2008 I'd like to give you some insight into how we decide what goes into a Service Pack for Microsoft Visual Studio. I'm speaking specifically about how the VSTO team built SP1; most other groups within Visual Studio use the same process. We take a few different approaches including:...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Code Gallery launches Localized Hotfix Pages

    All of the Visual Studio and .NET Framework hotfixes that are publicly available on MSDN Code Gallery are now localized in the following languages: French, Spanish, Italian, German, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Brazilian Portuguese. You can browse the list of Hotfixes...
  • Blog Post: Peek at Service Pack 1 (Christin Boyd)

    Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 is not finished yet, but we do have a beta version of the documentation ready for you to read! You can learn about some of the features that you'll see later this year when we release SP1. I recommend starting with reading about a totally new feature that we put into...
  • Blog Post: Feedback Requested for VS 2008 Service Pack 1 (Christin Boyd)

    Have you used the new ClickOnce Publish and Deployment feature in Visual Studio 2008 for Office 2007 solutions ? If so, we need your feedback now - and we need it before May 8th (which is an internal deadline for our team)! We're working on Service Pack 1 for Visual Studio 2008 and would like to know...
  • Blog Post: Databinding best practices for Excel (Christin Boyd)

    I read a question on the forum about databinding in an Excel solution. The developer was asking about Excel 2003, but the answer I wrote will work for both Excel 2003 and Excel 2007. Here's the question: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3122341&SiteID=1&mode=1 As a best...
  • Blog Post: Deploying Departmental Solutions via Email (Christin Boyd)

    A lot of VBA developers tell me that they love VBA solutions because there is no deployment necessary. All the code lives inside the document itself, so all you need to do is get the document (in e-mail or on SharePoint) and you have everything you need to get the job done. Then there are some really...
  • Blog Post: Office Developer Conference: Developing and Deploying Office Solutions with VS 2008 (Christin Boyd)

    Last Monday I presented session CLI202: Developing and Deploying Smart Clients for Office at the Office Developer Conference in San Jose. This blog post is a mini-version of the slides and demos from my session. The session was not recorded. Slide 1: Office Development In VS 2008 You can develop...
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