General Reference (Office Development in Visual Studio)

 

This section contains technical details about Microsoft Office projects in Visual Studio.

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Office Primary Interop Assemblies
Lists the primary interop assemblies that are available to install with Office and provides a brief description of each.

Application Manifests for Office Solutions
Describes how application manifests are used in Office solutions.

Deployment Manifests for Office Solutions
Describes how deployment manifests are used Office solutions.

User Interface Reference (Office Development in Visual Studio)
Lists topics that explain the options that appear on various dialog boxes, windows, and other user interfaces.

Error Messages (Office Development in Visual Studio)
Lists topics that explain error messages for Office projects.

Getting Started (Office Development in Visual Studio)
Provides links to information about setup, project templates, Office primary interop assemblies, and what is new in Office development.

Office Development Samples and Walkthroughs
Describes the code samples and step-by-step walkthroughs for creating Office projects in Visual Studio, which can help you learn and experiment with the syntax, structure, and techniques used to build Office solutions.

Designing and Creating Office Solutions
Provides links to information about how to get started creating Office projects using Visual Studio.

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