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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, Third Edition by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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An Overview of Office Extension Features

Because each Office application has a unique and specialized function, it should come as no surprise that the ways in which you can customize an Office application depend on the Office application. Although they all share a common, general layout for their user interface, there are intricacies involved with each of them that dictate different capabilities from within Visual Studio.

For instance, both Excel and Word deal with files as their central work piece, whereas Outlook deals with emails (which might be stored locally, on a server, or both). We can apply document-level extensions to Excel and Word, but this is not possible in Outlook. Conversely, the Outlook object model supports the concept of form ...

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