Adding Event Code to Microsoft Office Backstage View Customizations

In my last post , I introduced the basic recipe of how to customize the Microsoft Office Backstage view.

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Customizing the Backstage view and Ribbon UI in Office 2010

One of the presentations I delivered at SPC 2009 was the title of this blog post. Don’t worry—I’ll be posting the video when it becomes available. And, we’ve got some MSDN content coming out before RTM that will show you the details around programming the Microsoft Office 2010 Backstage view and the Ribbon UI.

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Announcing the Release of the August 2009 CTP for the Open XML SDK

I’m really happy to announce the release of the 3 rd CTP for the Open XML SDK 2.0 for Microsoft Office ! So what did we do in this CTP? Well, there were three main improvements we made to the SDK: Add semantic level validation support Add markup compatibility/extensibility support General improvements based on your feedback Semantic Level Validation Support Let’s go back to the Open XML SDK architecture diagram I showed you when we first announced the Open XML SDK : As mentioned in a previous post , the April 2009 CTP of the Open XML SDK added schema level validation support for Office 2007 Open XML files

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Announcing the Release of the August 2009 CTP for the Open XML SDK

The ten commandments for SharePoint development

1. Stick to the product if you can. SharePoint provides a lot of functionality out of the box – focus on these quick wins and don’t immediately switch over to Visual Studio and start writing code

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Do Your Outlook UI Elements Need Counseling? – Get your Form Regions, Ribbons, and Task Panes Talking to Each Other Again (Norm Estabrook)

So you want to open a task pane by using a button on the Ribbon. You also want a form region that appears in an e-mail item to detect the state of a control on a custom task pane so that you can add or remove an option that appears in a Ribbon menu right? Ok, I completely made this scenario up

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Another Office Customization with Beta 1 – Excel Add-in with Custom Task Pane

I recently downloaded the Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 and have been playing around with the different features for Office Business Application development. For the public Beta 1, you’ll be limited to the 2007-centric templates (e.g. Excel 2007 Add-in, Word 2007 Document, etc.), but the nice thing is that if you’re familiar with these templates when future Betas are released you’ll already have had a chance to get experience with the Beta 1

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MEF in Office?

In my last post , I looked briefly at MEF, and I’m wondering how this model can be applied to Office add-ins. The Office add-in model itself already achieves a level of dynamic composition, by virtue of the fact that the set of add-ins to be loaded is only discovered at runtime

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Content Control Event Model in Word 2007

New in Word 2007, content controls can be inserted into a document to provide more structure and control—for example when you have a section of the document that you want to allow the user to put a picture into or pick a value from a drop-down list. There are eight content controls: rich text, plain text, picture, combo box, drop-down list, date picker, group, and building block gallery

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Content Control Event Model in Word 2007

Web Services and SharePoint: How do I do it?

When building an OBA, you’re often going to want to either integrate with the native Web services for SharePoint (when I say SharePoint, in this instance I’m referring to both the WSS and the MOSS services) or you’ll want to create your own custom services.

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Todd's World: OBA Part 2 – Building and Outlook Client against LOB …

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