Set .NET Security Policies

In order for the Office Toolkit Loader to start the assembly, that assembly must have Full Trust permission on the user’s machine. The Microsoft Office Project Wizard automatically sets this permission on your machine, but if you move the project or deploy it, you will need to set the permission using the .NET Configuration Tool.

How to do it

To set Full Trust permissions for the Excel project’s assembly on your machine:

  1. From the Control Panel, choose Administrative Tools and run the .NET Framework Wizards utility for the most recent version of the .NET Framework installed on your machine.

  2. Select the Trust an Assembly Wizard. The Trust an Assembly Wizard starts and displays Step 1. Click Next.

  3. Enter the address of the assembly (.dll) as shown in Figure 5-17 and click Next.

    Set the location and name of the Excel application assembly

    Figure 5-17. Set the location and name of the Excel application assembly

  4. Set the level of trust to Full Trust (Figure 5-18), and click Next, then Finish to update your .NET security configuration.

You can view the .NET Framework security settings for .NET Office projects by starting the .NET Configuration Administrative Tool and expanding the My Computer, Runtime Security Policy, User, Code Groups, All_Code, Office_Projects treeview items, as shown in Figure 5-19.

Set Full Trust for the Excel application assembly

Figure 5-18. Set ...

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