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Managed Reference (Office Development in Visual Studio)

This section contains API reference documentation for namespaces and types that are used in Office projects that target the .NET Framework 4 or the .NET Framework 4.5. For API reference documentation about the namespaces and types that are used in Office projects that target the .NET Framework 3.5, see the following reference section in the Visual Studio 2008 documentation: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=160658.

Microsoft.Office.Tools

Contains classes common to programming Office solutions. These include the base class for application-level add-ins, classes for creating custom task panes in add-ins, classes for creating smart tags in Excel and Word solutions, and classes for creating actions panes in document-level customizations.

Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel

Contains host controls and host items that can be used in solutions for Excel.

Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Controls

Contains Excel controls and Windows Forms controls that can be used in solutions for Excel.

Microsoft.Office.Tools.Outlook

Contains classes used by application-level add-ins for Outlook, including classes that are used to create custom form regions.

Microsoft.Office.Tools.Ribbon

Contains classes that are used to programmatically modify Ribbon customizations created by using the Ribbon designer.

Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word

Contains host controls and host items that can be used in solutions for Word.

Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word.Controls

Contains Word controls and Windows Forms controls that can be used in solutions for Word.

Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications

Contains the ServerDocument class and a set of related cached data classes. These classes can be used to modify some aspects of document-level customizations on computers that do not have Microsoft Office installed.

Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Deployment

Contains the IAddInPostDeploymentAction interface (which you can implement to create a post deployment action for an Office solution), exceptions that can be thrown when installing an Office solution, and other APIs that are part of the Visual Studio infrastructure.

Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Runtime

Contains most of the exceptions that can be thrown by the Visual Studio Tools for Office runtime, several classes that can be used to cache data in document-level customizations, and other APIs that are part of the Visual Studio infrastructure.

Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Office.BuildTasks

Contains MSBuild task classes that are used to build Office projects.

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