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Walkthroughs Using Excel

The following walkthroughs demonstrate ways you can use document-level customizations and VSTO Add-ins to automate Microsoft Office Excel and customize the user interface (UI).

Walkthrough: Creating Your First Document-Level Customization for Excel

Demonstrates how to create a basic document-level customization for Excel.

Walkthrough: Creating a Custom Tab by Using the Ribbon Designer

Demonstrates how to add a custom tab to the Ribbon of an Excel workbook.

Walkthrough: Collecting Data Using a Windows Form

Illustrates using a Windows Form to collect user input and then sending the input to a cell in an Excel worksheet.

Walkthrough: Changing Worksheet Formatting Using CheckBox Controls

Demonstrates the basics of using check boxes on an Excel worksheet to change formatting.

Walkthrough: Displaying Text in a Text Box in a Worksheet Using a Button

Demonstrates the basics of using buttons and text boxes on Excel worksheets.

Walkthrough: Programming Against Events of a NamedRange Control

Provides step-by-step instructions on how to add a NamedRange control to a worksheet and program against its events.

Walkthrough: Simple Data Binding in a Document-Level Project

Demonstrates the basics of binding a single data field in a SQL Server database to a named range in Excel.

Walkthrough: Complex Data Binding in a Document-Level Project

Demonstrates the basics of binding multiple cells in an Excel worksheet to fields in the Northwind SQL Server database.

Walkthrough: Creating a Master/Detail Relation Using a Cached Dataset

Demonstrates creating a master/detail relation on a worksheet, and caching the data so that the solution can be used offline.

Walkthrough: Updating a Chart in a Worksheet Using Radio Buttons

Shows the basics of changing chart styles using radio buttons on an Excel worksheet.

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 Your First VSTO Add-in for Excel

Demonstrates how to create a basic VSTO Add-in for Excel.

Walkthrough: Adding Controls to a Worksheet at Run Time in VSTO add-in Project

Demonstrates how to add controls to a worksheet by using a VSTO Add-in.

Walkthrough: Calling Code in a VSTO Add-in from VBA

Demonstrates how to expose an object in a VSTO Add-in to VBA code in a workbook.

Walkthrough: Synchronizing a Custom Task Pane with a Ribbon Button

Demonstrates how to create a custom task pane that users can hide or display by clicking a toggle button on the Ribbon.

Walkthrough: Complex Data Binding in VSTO add-in Project

Demonstrates how to bind a table in a SQL Server database to a ListObject in a VSTO Add-in for Excel.

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