VSTO For Dummies
By Bill Sempf, Peter Jausovec
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: September 2010
Pages: 384

Install the VSTO toolset and start building a smarter Office

With VSTO, aka Visual Studio Tools for Office, you can customize Office to your heart's content. From simple add-ins to full-scale customized documents, you can develop ways to boost functionality, create documents that "think," and get Office applications talking to each other. Learn how to get going with VSTO and build the Office of your dreams!

  • Make Office better — add functionality, leverage existing functionality, integrate documents with other apps and databases, and tie your Office applications together with SharePoint

  • Get the Word — create custom Word documents for specific, repetitive uses

  • Enhance your Outlook — create add-ins that help you manage your schedule and e-mail more efficiently

  • Make the Ribbon work for you — modify and customize the Ribbon interface and even create a Ribbon for your project

  • Serve it up — deploy your creations with ClickOnce, troubleshoot them, and keep them up to date

Visit the companion Web site at www.dummies.com/go/vstofd to find all the code examples used in this book, ready to use for building your own applications

Open the book and find:

  • What version of VSTO works with what version of Office

  • Secrets of smart documents

  • How to create Excel add-ins

  • Projects you can create for Microsoft Project

  • What VSTO can do with PowerPoint and Visio

  • Important security stuff to consider

  • How to work with SharePoint Foundation and VSTO

  • Ten cool ideas for VSTO projects

Learn to:

  • Develop productivity applications using Visual Basic 2010

  • Build dynamic applications in Excel®, Word, and Outlook

  • Create effective user interfaces

  • Integrate VSTO Office Applications with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation

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