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Excel Host Items

Applies to

The information in this topic applies only to the specified Visual Studio Tools for Office projects and versions of Microsoft Office.

Document-level projects

  • Excel 2007

  • Excel 2003

Application-level projects

  • Excel 2007

For more information, see Features Available by Application and Project Type.

Visual Studio Tools for Office extends some objects in Microsoft Office Excel so that they expose events and act as a container for controls. These extended objects are called host items. This section describes the host items available for Excel documents.

Workbook Host Item

Describes the extended functionality of Workbook host items, including the addition of events. It also describes how the workbook acts as a container for components that are shared by all worksheets in the workbook.

Worksheet Host Item

Describes the extended functionality of Worksheet host items, including the addition of events and data binding. It also describes how you can add Windows Forms controls and host controls to the worksheet.

ChartSheet Host Item

Describes the extended functionality of ChartSheet host items, including the addition of events.

Host Items and Host Controls Overview

Describes the functionality of host items and host controls, including programming against events, binding the controls to data, and how the controls differ from the native objects.

Programmatic Limitations of Host Items and Host Controls

Describes the limitations of host items and host controls, including programmatic creation and conversion between host controls and their underlying native Office objects.

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