<entryPoints> Element (Office Development in Visual Studio)

The entryPoints element of the vstav3 namespace contains all the entryPoint elements associated with an Office solution.

<entryPoints>
    <entryPoint>
    </entryPoint>
    <entryPoint>
    </entryPoint>
    <entryPoint>
    </entryPoint>
</entryPoints>

The entryPoints element is required and is in the vstav3 namespace. There is one entryPoints element defined in an application manifest for each Office solution. For example, if you deploy three Office solutions in a multi-project deployment, there are three entryPoints elements in the application manifest.

The entryPoints element has the following attribute.

Attribute

Description

id

Required for multi-project deployment. The name of the Office solution. The id cannot contain the equal (=) symbol.

entryPoints has the following elements.

Required. The role of the entryPoint element in the vstav3 namespace is defined in <entryPoint> Element (Office Development in Visual Studio).

The following code example illustrates the entryPoints element in an application manifest for a document-level solution deployed by using ClickOnce. This code example is part of a larger example provided in Application Manifests for Office Solutions.

    <vstav3:entryPoints>
      <vstav3:entryPoint 
        class="ContosoExcelWorkbook.ThisWorkbook">
        <assemblyIdentity 
          name="ContosoExcelWorkbook" 
          version="1.0.0.0" 
          language="neutral" 
          processorArchitecture="msil" />
      </vstav3:entryPoint>
      <vstav3:entryPoint 
        class="ContosoExcelWorkbook.Sheet1">
        <assemblyIdentity 
          name="ContosoExcelWorkbook" 
          version="1.0.0.0" 
          language="neutral" 
          processorArchitecture="msil" />
      </vstav3:entryPoint>
      <vstav3:entryPoint 
        class="ContosoExcelWorkbook.Sheet2">
        <assemblyIdentity 
          name="ContosoExcelWorkbook" 
          version="1.0.0.0" 
          language="neutral" 
          processorArchitecture="msil" />
      </vstav3:entryPoint>
      <vstav3:entryPoint 
        class="ContosoExcelWorkbook.Sheet3">
        <assemblyIdentity 
          name="ContosoExcelWorkbook" 
          version="1.0.0.0" 
          language="neutral" 
          processorArchitecture="msil" />
      </vstav3:entryPoint>
    </vstav3:entryPoints>

The following code example illustrates an entryPoints element in an application manifest for an application-level solution deployed by using ClickOnce. This code example is part of a larger example provided in Application Manifests for Office Solutions.

    <vstav3:entryPoints>
      <vstav3:entryPoint 
        class="ContosoOutlookAddIn.ThisAddIn">
        <assemblyIdentity 
          name="ContosoOutlookAddIn" 
          version="1.0.0.0" 
          language="neutral" 
          processorArchitecture="msil" />
      </vstav3:entryPoint>
    </vstav3:entryPoints>

The following code example illustrates the entryPoints element in an application manifest for a multi-project deployment. This code example is part of a larger example provided in Application Manifests for Office Solutions.

      <vstav3:entryPoints 
        id="ContosoExcel">
        <vstav3:entryPoint 
          class="ContosoExcelWorkbook.ThisWorkbook">
          <assemblyIdentity 
            name="ContosoExcelWorkbook" 
            version="1.0.0.0" 
            language="neutral" 
            processorArchitecture="msil" />
        </vstav3:entryPoint>
        <vstav3:entryPoint 
          class="ContosoExcelWorkbook.Sheet1">
          <assemblyIdentity 
            name="ContosoExcelWorkbook" 
            version="1.0.0.0" 
            language="neutral" 
            processorArchitecture="msil" />
        </vstav3:entryPoint>
        <vstav3:entryPoint 
          class="ContosoExcelWorkbook.Sheet2">
          <assemblyIdentity 
            name="ContosoExcelWorkbook" 
            version="1.0.0.0" 
            language="neutral" 
            processorArchitecture="msil" />
        </vstav3:entryPoint>
        <vstav3:entryPoint 
          class="ContosoExcelWorkbook.Sheet3">
          <assemblyIdentity 
            name="ContosoExcelWorkbook" 
            version="1.0.0.0" 
            language="neutral" 
            processorArchitecture="msil" />
        </vstav3:entryPoint>
      </vstav3:entryPoints>
      <vstav3:entryPoints 
        id="ContosoOutlook">
        <vstav3:entryPoint 
          class="ContosoOutlookAddIn.ThisAddIn">
          <assemblyIdentity 
            name="ContosoOutlookAddIn" 
            version="1.0.0.0" 
            language="neutral" 
            processorArchitecture="msil" />
        </vstav3:entryPoint>
      </vstav3:entryPoints>
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