Excellent Learning Tool for Open XML SDK 2.0

For some weeks ago Microsoft announced that they had launched the final version of Open XML SDK 2.0 for Microsoft Office . With this SDK we can create and manipulate Excel workbooks in code without involving Excel and also without having Excel installed. What comes as a bonus with SDK 2.0 is the Open XML SDK 2.0 Productivity Tool for Microsoft Office . I was very pleased and surprised to discover that this is a multipurpose tool that allows us to a) generate reflected code, i.e to see the correct code to interact with the Open XML Documents file format, b) comparing source and target files code and b) validate code

Read more here: 
Excellent Learning Tool for Open XML SDK 2.0

The New Package; Windows 7, VS.NET 2010 and Office 2010

To create a workable structure I have always grouped individual new versions of Windows, VS.NET, VSTO and Office together.

Continued here: 
The New Package; Windows 7, VS.NET 2010 and Office 2010

Sheet Navigation in The Ribbon UI – Part II

In my first post about Sheet Navigation I showed a basic approach. Here I will show a more practical and realistic solution to navigate between sheets.

Read the original here: 
Sheet Navigation in The Ribbon UI – Part II

Sharing Custom Tabs in The Ribbon UI

To let add-ins (native, unmanaged/managed COM add-ins and VSTO add-ins) share tabs is a good strategy but it can be applied in two different ways. Which to apply is depended on the individual add-ins. Sharing the Add-ins Tab For small application it is not necessary to use tabs on their own

Original post: 
Sharing Custom Tabs in The Ribbon UI