raja_ai

Hello,

Is it possible to the office project templates to visual studio



Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office i didn't find office project template

Cindy Meister

Only by purchasing the full version of VSTO 2005 (not the SE version). This page will show you a comparison of the Visual Studio products, including in which options the Office tools (with the project templates for Excel and Word document-level customizations) are included.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/products/compare/default.aspx






Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office i didn't find office project template

Anonymous

hello,

I've installed the Professional version. so it doesn't have the template. but is it possible to create the project without the template

Raja





Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office i didn't find office project template

Cindy Meister

Anonymous wrote:

I've installed the Professional version. so it doesn't have the template. but is it possible to create the project without the template

Hi Raja

That depends on what it is you're trying to do. If you want to use a VTSO document-level customization, then you cannot create the project without having the full version of VSTO 2005.

If what you want to do can be accomplished by simply automating the Office application or by using an Add-in, then yes, that can be done without the full VSTO 2005.

Without more details on what your project should do, I'm afraid it's not possible to give a firmer answer.






Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office i didn't find office project template

Anonymous

Hi Cindy,

I'm currently learing the developing office application by the studio and try to do a first project.

Most of the decumentation - Getting started - refers of creating an office template project. and here i'm stuck i didn't find a way for creating a project where i can learn and test

Regards,

Raja





Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office i didn't find office project template

Cindy Meister

Anonymous wrote:

I'm currently learing the developing office application by the studio and try to do a first project.

Most of the decumentation - Getting started - refers of creating an office template project. and here i'm stuck i didn't find a way for creating a project where i can learn and test

Hi Raja

ah, I understand :-) If your main purpose is to learn to work with Office applications with your .NET language, there are other resources besides the VSTO pages. These pages are very specialized for the technology, and you can use them only with the full VSTO 2005 version.

But here's the link to the Office developer section of MSDN; a place to start if, for example, you'd work with Word or Excel from a Windows Form. All the basics of working with the Office object models are exactly the same as if you'd use VSTO. If you'd later have a job that uses VSTO you can certainly apply everything you learn over this route to VSTO.

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa167874(office.11).aspx

There are also a couple of Knowlege Base articles that could be useful, but to give you good links I need to know which programming language you're targeting: VB.NET (easiest for working with Office) or C#






Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office i didn't find office project template

Mike Walker

Hi

There are Shared Addin templates that are using the IDTExtensibility2 interfaces that basically wrapper the office development interfaces for Addins... VSTO makes this considerably easier and would advise if you are able to get a full VStudio that incorporates VSTO as this will ease your development expierience.

Additionally if you wish to develop Office Automation from a Winforms Application this is basic COM Interop based work and there are various sites on MSDN that will describe this type of working... A couple of links for you below

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/ofd

Interesting group of issues and Howto's

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/office/default.aspx

Regards






Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office i didn't find office project template

Kristof Vydt

I'm looking for some usefull information of programming customisations for Word 2003.

- What development environment I should use (VBA or Visual Studio 2003 - with or without VSTO)

- What is the benifit of using VSTO, compared to the others

I couldn't find any not-to-technical-but-to-the-point info.

Currently I have Visual Studio 2005 Professional with VST installed, but I don't see any Office templates.

My goal is to upgrade and modify old WordBasic and VBA code (currently used in Word 97 dot files) to something that works with Word 2003, and can be maintained in a more recent environment. Meaning: I definatily want to get rid of WordBasic; I could live with VBA if this turns out to be the most efficient solution; but it might be the time to reprogram in .NET.

Current functionality (that must be maintained, and expanded) is mainly:

A.1. A first toolbutton opens a first form where user selects project number, document type, etc.

A.2. After confirming first form, a second one is shown, asking specific info related to the selected document type.

A.3. After confirming second form, a new document (doc) is created, using the template (dot) that corresponds to the selected docuemnt type, then all kinds of info is inserted in the document (headers, footers, author, date, etc). A document reference record is automatically added to a database. After this the user can work with the document using standard Word.

B.1. A second toolbutton allows the user to create a new version of the currently open document. (We don't use Word versioning, but our own system.)

Could you give me some direction how I should handle this