This documentation is archived and is not being maintained.

Automating a Word 2007 Document Using Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Office System SE Ribbon Support

Office 2007

Office Visual How To

Applies to: Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System, 2007 Microsoft Office System, Microsoft Office Word 2007, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

Kathleen McGrath, Harry Miller, McLean Schofield, Microsoft Corporation.

April 2007


When you write code to add customized functionality to a document using Automation, you often need to give people who use the document a way to perform the customized actions. Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (also known as Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition, or VSTO 2005 SE) provides a Ribbon Support item to help you customize the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface. You can create groups of controls on a custom tab on the Office Fluent Ribbon to expose new functionality that you deploy as an application-level add-in, which is a convenient way to automate an application in the 2007 Microsoft Office system.

Code It

Help for Visual Studio Tools for Office includes the code and steps that are demonstrated in this video. Specifically, see Walkthrough: Automating an Application from Controls on the Ribbon.

See It

VSTO 2005SE Automating Word Documents video

Watch the Video

Video Length: 00:03:46

File Size: 6.3 MB WMV

Explore It