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Office Development Samples

This section contains sample applications that demonstrate how to use Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System to take advantage of features available in Microsoft Office Word 2003 and Microsoft Office Excel 2003. The code in each sample illustrates the syntax and structure of the underlying technology. Sample abstracts contain instructions for running each sample.

The sample code is intended for instructional purposes, and should not be used in deployed solutions without modifications. In particular, security must be taken into greater consideration.

For information on securing applications, see the following help topics:

In This Section

Samples That Use Excel and Word

Provides links to sample applications that show how to use features that can be implemented in both Excel and Word, such as the actions pane and data access.

Excel-Based Samples

Provides links to sample applications that show how you can take advantage of the data collection and analysis capabilities available in Excel and create business solutions using managed code extensions.

Word-Based Samples

Provides links to sample applications that take advantage of the document creation capabilities available in Word to solve common business problems.

Related Sections

Office Development Walkthroughs

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 and Excel.

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.

Community Additions

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