1Getting Started with VSTO

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.


Topics Covered in This Chapter

What Is VSTO?

Why Use VSTO Instead of VBA?

Features of VSTO

Creating VSTO Solutions

How VSTO Integrates with Visual Studio


Review Questions

What Is VSTO?

Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office (VSTO) enables you to extend Office 2003 applications—such as Word, Excel, InfoPath, and Outlook—using either Visual Basic 2005 or Visual C#. Instead of using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and the Visual Basic Editor (VBE) from within Office, you use the robust Visual Studio development environment to create your customizations. Whether you’re creating a simple data entry application or complex enterprise solutions, VSTO ...

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