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Data Walkthroughs (Visual Studio Tools for Office)

Note Required applications

The features in this topic are available only if you have the required applications installed.

For more information, see Features Available by Product Combination.

  • One of these development environments:

    VSTO 2005

    -or-

    Visual Studio Team System

  • Microsoft Office 2003

Walkthroughs provide step-by-step instructions for common scenarios and are a good place to start learning about Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System.

The following walkthroughs demonstrate how to work with data in your Microsoft Office Excel 2003 and Microsoft Office Word 2003 solutions.

In This Section

Walkthrough: Binding a Worksheet Cell to a Database Field

Demonstrates the basics of binding a single data field in a SQL Server database to a named range in Excel.

Walkthrough: Binding Cells to Multiple Columns in a Table

Demonstrates the basics of binding multiple cells in an Excel worksheet to fields in the Northwind SQL Server database.

Walkthrough: Creating a Master/Detail Relation Using a Cached Dataset

Demonstrates creating a master/detail relation on a worksheet, and caching the data so that the solution can be used offline.

Walkthrough: Binding Data to Controls on an Excel Actions Pane

Describes how to add controls that are bound to a data source to an actions pane in Excel.

Walkthrough: Binding Data to Controls on a Word Actions Pane

Demonstrates data binding to controls on an actions pane in Word 2003, in which the controls demonstrate a master/detail relation between tables in a SQL Server database.

Related Sections

Walkthroughs Using Word

Lists step-by-step guides that provide an introduction to Visual Studio Tools for Office and help to illustrate how you can create applications that take advantage of Word.

Walkthroughs Using Excel

Lists step-by-step guides that provide an introduction to Visual Studio Tools for Office and help to illustrate how you can create applications that take advantage of Excel.

Actions Panes and Smart Tags Walkthroughs

Lists step-by-step guides that illustrate how you can create applications that take advantage of actions panes and smart tags.

Security and Deployment Walkthroughs

Lists step-by-step guides that illustrate how you can set security policy to allow your solution to run, and how you can deploy your solution.

Office Development Samples

Provides links to sample applications that illustrate the use of managed code extensions with Word and Excel.

Getting Started (Visual Studio Tools for Office)

Provides links to information on setup, project templates, Office primary interop assemblies, and what's new in Office development.

Common Tasks in Office Programming

Lists frequently asked questions about programming with Visual Studio Tools for Office, and provides links to topics that can help solve common problems.

Creating Office Solutions in Visual Studio

Provides links to information on creating Word and Excel solutions and the role of assemblies in your solution.

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