Controls on Office Documents
Updated: July 2008
The information in this topic applies only to the specified Visual Studio Tools for Office projects and versions of Microsoft Office.
For more information, see Features Available by Application and Project Type.
Visual Studio Tools for Office supports Windows Forms controls and host controls. Host controls are objects in the Microsoft Office application to which Visual Studio Tools for Office adds additional programming features.
When you develop document-level projects for Excel or Word, you can use the Visual Studio designer to add these controls to the document or workbook in your project at design time, or you can programmatically add these controls at run time.
Starting in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1), when you develop application-level projects for Excel or Word, you can programmatically add these controls to any open document or workbook at run time.