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Task Pane Sample

The Task Pane sample demonstrates how to create a designer for a task pane control.

For information about using the samples, see the following topics:

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This sample code is provided to illustrate a concept and should not be used in applications or Web sites, as it may not illustrate the safest coding practices. Microsoft assumes no liability for incidental or consequential damages should the sample code be used for purposes other than as intended.

To build and run the sample using the command prompt

  1. At the command prompt, navigate to the location where you saved the uncompressed sample files.

  2. Navigate to the CS\TaskPane or VB\TaskPane subdirectory under the TaskPane directory, depending on your choice of programming language.

  3. Type msbuild to build the sample using the solution (.sln) file provided.

  4. Type cd TaskPaneTest\bin\Debug to navigate to the location of the executable file.

  5. Type TaskPaneTest.exe to run the sample.

To build and run the sample using Visual Studio

  1. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the location where you saved the uncompressed sample files.

  2. Navigate to the CS\TaskPane or VB\TaskPane subdirectory under the TaskPane directory, depending on your choice of programming language.

  3. Double-click the solution (.sln) file to open it in Visual Studio.

  4. In Visual Studio, press F5 to build and run the sample.

To use the Task Pane sample

  • Choose various options from the dialog box and observe the results.

  • Creating a designer for a task pane control.

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