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Excel Dynamic Controls Sample

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  • One of these development environments:

    VSTO 2005


    Visual Studio Team System

  • Microsoft Office 2003

When you do not know at design time how many controls will be required in a document at run time, you can add controls dynamically in response to events.

This sample demonstrates how to add and remove Windows Forms controls and host controls.

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To run this sample

  1. Press F5.

  2. Place the insertion point in the document and then select a check box in the actions pane.

    A control is added at the insertion point.

  3. Clear the check box that you selected.

    The control is removed from the document.


  • Dynamically placing Windows Forms controls and host controls at the insertion point on an Excel worksheet.

  • Dynamically removing Windows Forms controls and host controls from an Excel worksheet.

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