Creating an Add-in for Office 2007 and Office 2010 that “Lights Up” on Office 2010 (McLean Schofield)

Managed Office add-ins traditionally have been able to run in the targeted application (the version of the application whose PIAs the add-in references) and in later versions of the application. Therefore, if you need to create a single VSTO add-in that can be run in multiple versions of an application, the typical guidance is to develop the add-in by using a project template for the oldest version of Office that you want to support. For example, if your add-in needs to work with Office 2003 and Office 2007, you should create an Excel 2003 add-in (by using VSTO 2005 SE with Visual Studio 2005, or by using Visual Studio 2008). However, this strategy has several inconveniences: If you want to test/debug/run the add-in on your development computer, you must have the earliest version of Office you are targeting installed

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Migrating an Outlook Client to .NET Framework 4 in Visual Studio 2010

Early this year we built a business application for order management for Northwind Traders on the Office and SharePoint platform using Visual Studio 2008 and Office & SharePoint 2007. If you missed them: Architecture of the Northwind Office Business Application OBA Part 1 – Exposing Line-of-Business Data OBA Part 2 – Building an Outlook Client against LOB Data OBA Part 3 – Storing and Reading Data in Word Documents OBA Part 4 – Building an Excel Client against LOB Data OBA Part 5 – Building the SharePoint 2007 Workflow The solution consists of an Outlook client that pulls up order history when a customer email arrives in the sales associate’s inbox. This way they don’t have to leave Outlook (the application that they live in all day) to see corresponding line-of-business (LOB) data, in this case order history, right in the email message.

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10-4 Episode 25: Fixing PIA Pains with Type Equivalence

Learn how Visual Studio 2010 helps you avoid having to redristribute Primary Interop Assemblies which are necessary for COM Interop like with Microsoft Office solutions.

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10-4 Episode 25: Fixing PIA Pains with Type Equivalence

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit

May Preview of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit

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Visual Studio 2010 and .Net Framework 4 Beta 1

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 mark the next generation of developer tools from Microsoft. Download the beta today!

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If you are using Windows 7 RC and VSTO you better read this

Saurabh blogs about how to work around an error you get if you published a VSTO solution using VS2008 on a machine running the Windows 7 RC and then you try to install the solution on any machine you will see the following error: “The required version of the .NET Framework is not installed on this computer”: http://blogs.msdn.com/vsto/archive/2009/05/07/issues-with-installing-vsto-projects-that-were-published-from-visual-studio-2008-on-windows-7-rc-saurabh-bhatia.aspx

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Issues with installing VSTO projects that were published from Visual Studio 2008 on Windows 7 RC (Saurabh Bhatia)

Many customers have reported issues with installing a VSTO project that has been published with Visual Studio 2008 running on the recently released Windows 7 Release Candidate. If you published your solution using VS2008 on a machine running the Windows 7 RC and then you try to install the solution on any machine you will see the following error: “The required version of the .NET Framework is not installed on this computer”   You will see this error even if you have the right version of .Net Framework installed. The issue occurs due to some differences in the publishing mechanism on the Windows 7 RC caused by a missing file in the .Net Framework 3.5.1 which was included in the RC

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Live Framework

Live Framework Code Gallery – Code Samples for Live Framework

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Live Framework SDK

The Live Framework SDK provides developers with documentation, samples, tools and APIs needed to build rich, connected, data-sharing applications using Live Services.

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Live Framework Update Released

The Live Framework team has released the April 2009 CTP update for the Live Framework.  This update includes performance improvements, bug fixes, and improved functionality. For the details on what's new, see the release announcement on the Live Framework team blog. To learn more about the Live Framework, see dev.live.com/liveframework .

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