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Programming Microsoft® Office Business Applications by Paul Stubbs, Erika Ehrli Cabral, Joanna Bischel, Rob Barker, Steve Fox

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Chapter 2. Creating a Smart Client for Your Office Business Application by Using VSTO

One of the main strengths of creating an OBA is leveraging Office as your client platform. This smart client application brings together your business application with the Office clients. You are able to tightly integrate your business data and processes into an experience with which the user is comfortable and familiar. As the application developer, you are able to create a richer experience in a shorter period of time using the tools and services provided by Office and Visual Studio. In this chapter, you will see how Visual Studio Tools for Office makes it easy ...

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