Part III. Office Programming in VSTO

So far, you have seen how to use Visual Studio to develop managed customizations and add-ins that can run in various Office applications. Clearly, it is possible to use the power of both managed code and the rich Office object models together. But compare the development process for such solutions with, say, designing a Windows Forms-based application in Visual Studio. Developers of forms-based solutions get visual designers, powerful data binding, and a truly object-oriented programming model. These tools help professional developers manage the complexity of modern application construction.

Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) takes the same approach to Word and Excel solution development. VSTO features ...

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