VSTO For Dummies

Learn to build custom Office applications with this new Microsoft development tool

Designed to attract both VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) and Visual Studio developers, VSTO (Visual Studio Tools for Office) is a Visual Studio add-in that makes it easy to create custom Office applications. This book shows developers step by step how to work with VSTO tools to create real-world applications for Word, Outlook, and Excel.

  • VSTO enables developers to easily create custom applications for Microsoft Office
  • In the fun and friendly For Dummies style, this book explains how to build effective user interfaces and integrate VSTO applications with Sharepoint and other Microsoft server products
  • All code is presented in Visual Basic, making the book accessible to both VB and VBA programmers

VSTO For Dummies will get you up and running with this exciting technology quickly and easily.

From the Back Cover
Install the VSTO toolset and start building a smarter Office

With VSTO, aka Visual Studio Tools for Office, you can customize Office to your heart’s content. From simple add-ins to full-scale customized documents, you can develop ways to boost functionality, create documents that “think,” and get Office applications talking to each other. Learn how to get going with VSTO and build the Office of your dreams!

  • Make Office better — add functionality, leverage existing functionality, integrate documents with other apps and databases, and tie your Office applications together with SharePoint
  • Get the Word — create custom Word documents for specific, repetitive uses
  • Enhance your Outlook — create add-ins that help you manage your schedule and e-mail more efficiently
  • Make the Ribbon work for you — modify and customize the Ribbon interface and even create a Ribbon for your project
  • Serve it up — deploy your creations with ClickOnce, troubleshoot them, and keep them up to date

Visit the companion Web site at www.dummies.com/go/vstofd to find all the code examples used in this book, ready to use for building your own applications

Open the book and find:

  • What version of VSTO works with what version of Office
  • Secrets of smart documents
  • How to create Excel add-ins
  • Projects you can create for Microsoft Project
  • What VSTO can do with PowerPoint and Visio
  • Important security stuff to consider
  • How to work with SharePoint Foundation and VSTO
  • Ten cool ideas for VSTO projects

Learn to:

  • Develop productivity applications using Visual Basic 2010
  • Build dynamic applications in Excel®, Word, and Outlook
  • Create effective user interfaces
  • Integrate VSTO Office Applications with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation

Book Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies (October 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470046473
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470046470
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