Create Microsoft Office-based applications that work seamlessly in the Microsoft .NET environment—with this essential reference from Microsoft developer Andrew Whitechapel. The author provides expert advice on the various approaches you can use to build managed solutions with Office, and gives practical guidance on the most viable techniques for technical and business scenarios. You’ll begin building custom .NET-based applications with detailed, practical exercises that take you through solutions from beginning to end. Andrew shares tactics, strategies, and best practices—plus full sample code—to help you maximize your development efforts. Packed with the same information used by Microsoft’s Product Support Services team, this book is the one reference that every Office and .NET developer should have.
Discover how to:
Develop powerful .NET solutions for Office with managed interop assemblies
Integrate managed code with Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Create custom commands and functionality with managed COM and Automation add-ins
Build custom Office features with external data using Web services, .NET remoting, and research services
Use Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office to create document-centric solutions for Microsoft Excel and Word
Use digital signatures, strong-naming and .NET Code Access Security
Control Office applications using Platform Invoke, Reflection, drag-and-drop, and the IAccessible interface
Develop managed Smart Tags and managed Smart Document solutions
Covers Microsoft Office 97, Office 2000, Office XP, and Microsoft Office System 2003 Editions
Andrew Whitechapel is a senior program manager for the Windows Phone Application Platform team, performing scoping and design for the application platform (both native and managed), including v7.5 (Mango) and future releases. He is responsible for core parts of the platform, including the application packaging/install database and services, the application execution manager, and the resource manager (memory, CPU, thread pool, etc). He has written several books, including the Microsoft Press books Microsoft .NET Development with Microsoft Office and Inside C# (for which he was a co-author), as well as numerous articles for MSDN Magazine and other publications.