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Programming Excel® Services by Alvin Bruney

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About Office Programming

Ever since Office applications gained popularity, developers have tried to leverage the Office platform in custom-built applications. Excel spreadsheets are used heavily in the real world. And although these varied attempts to leverage the Office platform seem fractious in nature, they all target the same underlying Office Component Object Model (COM) platform. The sobering truth is that there might never be a single point of access to Office programmability because each new release is inextricably tied to a particular Office product or Client Access License. For instance, Microsoft Office Web Components (OWC) is tied to licensing, Visual Studio Tools for Office 2003 is tied to Office XP, and Excel Services is firmly moored ...

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