Summary

This chapter covered the capabilities present in Visual Studio 2015 for building on top of Microsoft Office applications and customizing their behavior at both the application level and the document level. The discussion about Office add-ins covered the capability to add your own items, tabs, and groupings to the ribbon; the construction of Outlook forms regions; and the development of custom task panes. The discussion about Office document-level extensions illustrated the concepts behind hosting Windows Forms controls and native Office controls on a document’s surface, building custom actions panes to provide context-aware actions and information to users, and using the data cache architecture to both read and write data to Office documents ...

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