Learn to build custom Office applications with this new Microsoft development tool
Designed to attract both VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) and Visual Studio developers, VSTO (Visual Studio Tools for Office) is a Visual Studio add-in that makes it easy to create custom Office applications. This book shows developers step by step how to work with VSTO tools to create real-world applications for Word, Outlook, and Excel.
VSTO enables developers to easily create custom applications for Microsoft Office
In the fun and friendly For Dummies style, this book explains how to build effective user interfaces and integrate VSTO applications with Sharepoint and other Microsoft server products
All code is presented in Visual Basic, making the book accessible to both VB and VBA programmers
VSTO For Dummies will get you up and running with this exciting technology quickly and easily.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I purchased this as a eReader Kindle edition. Thankfully the return for refund is easy. The code examples are not complete and they are not available on the publisher's web site. Do not buy this book as you will be disappointed. The one code example I was most interested in provided an example of creating a window's form but neglected providing info to actually call the code on Excel's application start up event and failed to include code for the add worksheet and cancel buttons on the the form.
The editor, designer, and proofreader must all have been on vacation. Formatting is bad and inconsistent. Sometimes an illustration is missing that that throws off references for the rest of the chapter. The information is good, but you'll have to work harder than necessary to read it.
URLs for test files don't work and the link to a page that's supposed to contain the code from the book leads to a 404.
After reading a library copy of the book, I bought one but only because I couldn't find anything else on the subject.
If you're trying to develop VSTO Add-Ins ... don't bother with this book ... complete waste of time and money. It provides a VERY, VERY high level overview of VSTO that might (say again might) be OK for a manager trying to understand what developers might do. But, there is really nothing in the book useful for actual development of an VSTO Add-In. (For those unfamiliar with Visual Studio Tools for Office ... an Add-In is essentially an application that embedded within an Office product like Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)
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