6Customizing Word with VSTO

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, “Certainly I can!” Then get busy and find out how to do it.

—THEODORE ROOSEVELT

Topics Covered in This Chapter

Programming in Word

Word Host Items and Host Controls

Data Binding to Host Controls on Documents

Programming Against Events

Special Enhancements to the Bookmark

Making Word Documents Smart

Summary

Review Questions

Programming in Word

Word is often used by solution developers for its formatting capabilities. It is easy to create documents such as reports or letters using Word. VSTO provides a toolset in Visual Studio that enables you to create rapid application development (RAD) solutions by displaying the Word document inside Visual Studio as a designer ...

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