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Samples That Use Excel and Word

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:

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Actions Pane Help Label Sample

Demonstrates how to create and use a control that provides dynamic, context sensitive help on an actions pane for a document that contains XML-mapped regions.

Actions Pane Subpane Control Sample

Demonstrates custom user controls on an actions pane, and includes a collapsible container control (the subpane control) that helps you organize controls on an actions pane.

Accessing Data Sample

Demonstrates how to read data from several kinds of data sources and display it within an Excel worksheet or Word document.

Northwind Smart Client Sample

Demonstrates how to use Visual Studio Tools for Office and Microsoft Office 2003 applications to duplicate many of the features that are available in the sample Microsoft Office Access database called Northwind.

Application Manifest Editor Sample

Provides a graphical user interface and a command-line interface that enable you to view and modify the application manifest in a Visual Studio Tools for Office document, and to view and modify data that is cached in the document.

XML Merge Sample

Demonstrates how to merge data from an XML data source into a Microsoft Office Word 2007 document or a Microsoft Office Excel 2007 workbook by using an application-level add-in.

Related Sections

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.

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.

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