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Features Available by Product Combination

Many features in Visual Studio Tools for Office are available only in certain versions of the product. For example, document-level customizations are available only in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System (VSTO 2005), and application-level add-ins for the 2007 Microsoft Office system are available only in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (VSTO 2005 SE). The features that are available to you depend on which combination of Visual Studio Tools for Office and Visual Studio 2005 products you have installed.

The following table shows which features are available in each product combination. The table also specifies which Microsoft Office applications are supported for each feature. For more information about VSTO 2005 and VSTO 2005 SE, see Office Solutions Development Overview.

VSTO 2005 or Visual Studio Team System1 VSTO 2005 SE installed with VSTO 2005 or Visual Studio Team System2 VSTO 2005 SE installed with Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition2

Document-level customizations

Word 2003

Excel 2003

Word 2003

Excel 2003

Not available

Application-level add-ins

Outlook 2003

Excel 2003

Excel 2007

InfoPath 2007

Outlook 2003

Outlook 2007

PowerPoint 2003

PowerPoint 2007

Visio 2003

Visio 2007

Word 2003

Word 2007

Excel 2003

Excel 2007

InfoPath 2007

Outlook 2003

Outlook 2007

PowerPoint 2003

PowerPoint 2007

Visio 2003

Visio 2007

Word 2003

Word 2007

Actions pane

Word 2003

Excel 2003

Word 2003

Excel 2003

Not available

Custom task panes

Not available

Excel 2007

InfoPath 2007

Outlook 2007

PowerPoint 2007

Word 2007

Excel 2007

InfoPath 2007

Outlook 2007

PowerPoint 2007

Word 2007

Ribbon extensions

Not available

Excel 2007

Outlook 2007

PowerPoint 2007

Word 2007

Excel 2007

Outlook 2007

PowerPoint 2007

Word 2007

Outlook form regions

Not available

Outlook 2007

Outlook 2007

Host controls

Word 2003

Excel 2003

Word 2003

Excel 2003

Not available

Data cache

Word 2003

Excel 2003

Word 2003

Excel 2003

Not available

Visual document designer

Word 2003

Excel 2003

Word 2003

Excel 2003

Not available

1. VSTO 2005 is available as a stand-alone edition of Visual Studio, and it is also included with the Visual Studio Team System products. For more information, see How to: Install Visual Studio Tools for Office.

2. VSTO 2005 SE requires VSTO 2005, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System, or Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition. For more information, see How to: Install Visual Studio Tools for Office.

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