Part I. An Introduction to VSTO

The first part of this book introduces the Office object models and the Office primary interop assemblies (PIAs). You also learn how to use Visual Studio to build automation executables, add-ins, and code behind the document by using features of Visual Studio 2008 Tools for Office 2007 (VSTO 3.0).

  • Chapter 1, “An Introduction to Office Programming,” introduces the Office object models and examines their basic structure. The chapter describes how to work with objects, collections, and enumerations—the basic types used in all Office object models. You learn how to use properties, methods, and events exposed by objects and collections in the Office object models. Chapter 1 also introduces the PIAs, which expose the ...

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