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Programming Excel® Services by Alvin Bruney

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Summary

This chapter presented some advanced concepts, including object hosting and tool pane customizations. Tool pane customization allows the developer to brand a Web Part so that it is distinct. Branding is particularly important for companies that need their product offerings to stand out. In addition to branding, the Web Part architecture allows calling code to manipulate Web Part internals so that custom functionality can be built into an application.

The idea that Web pages are inherently limited to the Web is a popular but uninformed opinion that is loudly proclaimed. And, as is the typical case, opinions with significant volume often tend to represent themselves as truth. Web Parts can indeed have their functionality extended to reach ...

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