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Thursday, December 27, 2007

VSTO 3.0; They have actually made it too easy

In the near future I will present the new VSTO features in Visual Studio 2008 for the MOSSIG crowd. But I want to share this bit of info with you now, just to wet your appetite.

A new publish feature has been added that allows for very smooth and clean publish/click-once experience for Office 2007 Add-ins and the other 2007 Project types such as document templates with code behind.

So I went ahead and published to our local network and logged on to a virgin XP-machine to run the setup. All went well and the solution (and it's pre-requisites) were installed as I expected.
But, when I tried to create a new document using the Word template from my solution I was presented with the following error:

It Indicates that the network location was not 'trusted'. The developer I am and drawing upon my previous experience with .net security I set about finding the caspol commands to fix this, and that does require running an elavated command prompt in Vista etc. Note that this is the day after christmas so I may not have been as alert as I usually am ;-). Anyway, now for the too easy part; all I should have done was go into Word and using the Office button, Word Options, Trust Center add the location as a trusted location..... I know this may strike so of you as very obvious, but I'm assuming most will have the same Aha experience I had, so that's why I'm posting it here. Here's the link to the Office On-line help page that explains the whole thing in detail.

I'll get back to you with more on VSTO 3.0 in the very near future.

Happy New Year,

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Is this using SharePoint?


Cool stuff, hope non-US people will get access soon.