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Visual Studio Tools for Office

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System can help you take advantage of the productivity enhancements in the Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 to extend applications in Microsoft Office 2003 and the 2007 Microsoft Office system by using Visual Basic and Visual C#. The tools include new Visual Studio projects to help you start creating Microsoft Office solutions.

For the latest information about Office programmability, see the Microsoft Office Developer Center (http://msdn.microsoft.com/office). This site contains links to technical articles, code samples, downloads, community information, support, and other MSDN documentation about building custom Office solutions.

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Getting Started (Visual Studio Tools for Office)

Provides links to information on installing Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System, how to begin creating solutions, and what has changed since the earlier version.

Architecture of Visual Studio Tools for Office Solutions

Provides links to information on how Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System solutions work, including information about document-level customizations and application-level add-ins.

Upgrading Document-Level Projects

Contains links to information about the upgrade process for document-level projects created with earlier versions of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System, the changes you must make in the upgraded project, and considerations for side-by-side installations of the Microsoft .NET Framework.

Creating Office Solutions in Visual Studio

Provides links to information about creating Microsoft Office solutions and the role of assemblies in your solution.

Programming Office Applications

Provides links to information about using managed code with Microsoft Office solutions, including customizing the Microsoft Office user interface, using controls on documents, and using actions panes and custom task panes.

Automating Applications Using the Office Object Model

Provides links to information about automating Microsoft Office applications by using managed code.

Data in Office Solutions

Contains links to topics that explain how data works in document-level solutions, including information about schema-oriented programming, data caching, and server-side data access.

Building and Debugging Office Projects

Lists topics that explain the few differences that exist between building and debugging Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System projects and other types of projects in Visual Studio, such as Windows Forms.

Troubleshooting Office Solutions

Provides links to topics that contain tips for solving common problems that you might encounter when creating Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System solutions.

Security in Office Solutions

Contains topics that explain how Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System solutions incorporate the security features available with the Microsoft .NET Framework.

Deploying Office Solutions

Provides links to information about how to make Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System solutions available to your users as well as the major issues to consider when choosing a deployment method and setting security.

Project Extensibility in Visual Studio Tools for Office

Lists topics that provide information about automation and extensibility in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System projects, which can be used for automating tasks in the integrated development environment and extending project types and project items.

Office Development Samples and Walkthroughs

Provides links to sample applications and topics that give step-by-step instructions about performing common tasks.

General Reference (Visual Studio Tools for Office)

Provides links to detailed information on the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System class libraries, user interface, manifests, and other objects.

Related Sections

.NET Framework Programming in Visual Studio

Discusses application development with the .NET Framework in Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual J#, or C++.

Introducing Visual Studio

Provides basic information about Visual Studio, a complete set of development tools for building ASP.NET Web applications, XML Web services, desktop applications, and mobile applications.

Integrated Development Environment for Visual Studio

Contains links to topics that explain how you can use Visual Studio to design, develop, debug, and deploy Web applications, XML Web services, and traditional client applications.

Office Solutions Development

Contains links into native developer reference material for Office applications.

Visual Studio Tools for Office Developer Center

Provides additional VSTO resources such as technical articles, videos, and blogs.

Visual Studio Developer Center

Provides additional Visual Studio resources such as technical articles, videos, and blogs.

Office Business Applications Developer Portal

Provides information about Office Business Applications (OBAs) and how to build them using the Microsoft Office system Platform.

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