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Data in Office Solutions

Data does not have to be locked in documents. You can design customizations that can pull data into and out of Microsoft Office documents without running the Office applications.

Binding Data to Controls in Office Solutions

Describes how to bind data to controls or properties.

Custom XML Parts Overview

Describes how to use custom XML parts to work with data in Visual Studio Tools for Office solutions for the 2007 Microsoft Office system.

Data in Document-Level Customizations

Describes generally how data works in document-level customizations, including information about schema-oriented programming, data caching, and server-side data access.

Using Local Database Files in Office Solutions Overview

Describes how to import database files into your projects, and when you can cache data for offline use.

Accessing Data (Visual Studio)

Lists topics that illustrate how to work with data using Visual Basic and Visual C#.

Saving Data

Provides links to topics about working with datasets, including modifying data in a dataset and writing changes back to the data source.

Data Model in Document-Level Customizations

Describes how data and view are separated in document-level solutions, and provides an overview of server documents and data caching.

Creating Office Solutions in Visual Studio

Provides links to information about how to get started creating projects using Visual Studio Tools for Office.