I am trying to work out this example for reading .xls files. But when I open start the create new project dialog, I can't find the 2007 Add-ins button or section. I installed VSTO 2005, but I am running MS Office 2007 Home & Student. I downloaded VSTO 2005 for 2007 Office System, but I get this error when try to install:

What should I do in order to work with .xls files and other MS Office files

Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office VSTO problems

Ji Zhou C MSFT

Hi Tevatron,

According to MSDN, VSTO 2005 SE can be installed on any edition in Office 2007 System Suite. So the Home and Student edition is not the issue.

First, when you want to install VSTO 2005 SE, you should make sure you have one of the following editions of Visual Studio:

Visual Studio 2005 Professional*

Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite

Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects

Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers

Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers

Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System

Second, I notice the error message in your picture. It seems you are trying to install an English version VSTO 2005 SE onto another language based Visual Studio, right

What is your Visual Studios localized edition You should install the corresponding localized edition of VSTO 2005 SE. When you download VSTO 2005 SE from this link: displaylang=en&FamilyID=5e86cab3-6fd6-4955-b979-e1676db6b3cb . You can change the language by choosing what you want in combobox. There are 8 languages now supported: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.

Hope it helps!