The Microsoft IntelliSense XML Files for Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System Solution Developers is now available for immediate download at the Microsoft Downloads Web site.

This download provides summary descriptions of types, members, and parameters as IntelliSense ToolTips in code and in the Object Browser for the native primary interop assemblies (PIAs) for Microsoft Office Word 2003, Microsoft Office Excel 2003, Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, and Microsoft Office 2003 Shared Features, as well as the Visual Studio Tools for Office - Outlook primary interop assembly that is supported in Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office.

For example, if you type something like Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Range.AdvancedFilter( in the code editor, a ToolTip appears, giving you guidance about the correct parameters that you need to provide to the AdvancedFilter method without requiring you to head over to the full product documentation.

The download works in both Visual Studio Tools for Office, Version 2003 and Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office. This download complements the IntelliSense ToolTips for the Visual Studio Tools for Office Word and Excel PIAs that already ship as part of Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office.

-- Paul Cornell

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