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VSTO For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-94380-9
384 pages
September 2010
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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.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Introducing VSTO.

Chapter 1: Getting Started with VSTO.

Chapter 2: Building an Add-in.

Chapter 3: Making Your Documents Smart.

Chapter 4: Designing for VSTO.

Part II: VSTO Construction.

Chapter 5: Building Word Add-Ins.

Chapter 6: Customizing Word Documents.

Chapter 7: Building an Excel Add-In.

Chapter 8: Putting Customers into Excel.

Chapter 9: Presenting PowerPoint.

Chapter 10: Building an Outlook Job Jar Add-in.

Chapter 11: Creating a Project Project.

Chapter 12: Developing for Visio.

Part III: Developing for SharePoint.

Chapter 13: Working with SharePoint.

Chapter 14: Building SharePoint Workflows.

Chapter 15: Building SharePoint Lists and Libraries.

Part IV: Finishing Up.

Chapter 16: Security.

Chapter 17: Deploying VSTO Solutions.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Reasons to Ditch Web Programming.

Chapter 19: Ten Cool Ideas and Resources for Your Next VSTO Project.

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Integrate SharePoint.


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Author Information

Bill Sempf is a solutions architect specializing in Internet technologies. He is an established writer and speaker on a range of technology topics.

Peter Jausovec is a software development engineer who works on VSTO and SharePoint testing at Microsoft.

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