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Actions Panes and Smart Tags Walkthroughs

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 ways you can use the tools for Microsoft Office 2003 to create solutions using actions panes in Microsoft Office Excel 2003 and Microsoft Office Word 2003.

In This Section

Walkthrough: Inserting Text into a Document from an Actions Pane

Demonstrates how to create an actions pane in a Word document. The actions pane contains two controls that enable users to enter text in the actions pane and populate the document with that text.

Walkthrough: Changing the Actions Pane According to User Context

Demonstrates how to add and remove user controls on an actions pane in Word in response to XMLNode events. As the user moves through the document, the corresponding actions pane controls become visible.

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.

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: Creating a Smart Tag that Converts Temperatures from Fahrenheit to Celsius

Provides step-by-step instructions that show how to create a smart tag in a Word document.

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.

Data Walkthroughs (Visual Studio Tools for Office)

Lists step-by-step guides that illustrate how to work with data in your solutions.

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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