michal554253

Hi all!

I've only just started to look at VSTO, as I have an Outlook macro I need to distribute. Currently it's a 'copy the .OTM file, and tell them how to add the macro themselves' job. yuk

So I look about and VSTO seems to be the way forward! However, the prerequisites for every machine seems a bit much

1) .NET 2.0 - we have this installed, so it's cool
2) Standalone Outlook 2003 - we have it installed as part of a suite, and a 'full build' doesn't install the primary interop assemblies. getting these on every machine is going to be messy
3) VSTO runtime - we don't have, but i'm assuming that it's fairly easy to install Are there any bugs will it clash with anything
4) creating registry keys on client computers
5) granting full trust to the assemblies.

All this to install a toolbar in outlook that runs a tiny macro.

Is there any easier way of doing this

thanks!

michal





Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Newbie VSTO deployment

Darryn Lavery -- MSFT

Hi Michal,

Please take a look at this article which may help you.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/ LinkID=57779

Regards,

Darryn Lavery [MSFT]





Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Newbie VSTO deployment

michal

Thanks Darryn

It seems that I do have to go through a rather inelegant set of procedures to get this macro working. However, I think it seems that you only have to do the donkey work once, and then it should be ok in the future for future add-ins

michal




Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Newbie VSTO deployment

Darryn Lavery -- MSFT

Hi Michal,

Yes -- there are a lot of preparation steps for your environment as part of the deployment article.

Although it doesn't help you now, the next version of Visual Studio Tools for Office will use Click Once as the deployment model.

Thanks and regards,

Darryn Lavery [MSFT]