VSTO & .NET & Excel

September 22, 2006

Welcome!

Filed under: .NET & Excel — Dennis M Wallentin @ 12:41 pm

I finally decided to set up my own blog which will be focusing on .NET and Excel.

I have some simple guidelines when making comments here:

  • All comments are subject for moderation before accepted.
  • Only real names are acceptable.
  • Only real e-mail’s accounts are acceptable.
  • No links are acceptable unless they actually contribute to the ongoing discussions.
  • No titles or so called ‘tags’ are acceptable, i e they will be removed.

I will post on a weekly basis as I can’t promise to keep a higher pace then that. After all, the virtual life is only a small fraction of the more ‘normal’ life or should I say ’should’ be.

Depending on the blog’s popularity I may consider to move it to an own topdomain or to a subdomain under ExcelKB.COM. Until further notice it will be available at this URL. One important aspect is that I will maintain a ‘clean’ interface for the blog.

Anyway, let me know what You think of this new blog and what You would like to see being posted here.

All the very best from,
Dennis

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19 Comments »

  1. Hi Dennis,
    Looks like a nice start… I’m looking forward to it 🙂

    Mike

    Comment by Mike Rosenblum — September 23, 2006 @ 4:29 pm

  2. Mike,
    Thanks for Your support and I really hope we can discuss and view .NET & Excel without being forced to consider other aspects. 🙂
    Kind regards,
    Dennis

    Comment by Dennis Wallentin — September 23, 2006 @ 6:55 pm

  3. Hi Dennis,

    Welcome to the WordPress club 🙂

    Good to see you have found a new home. Look forward to reading your posts on this subject.

    Regards,

    Will

    Comment by Will Riley — September 23, 2006 @ 8:27 pm

  4. Hi Dennis,

    Very much an area of interest for me. I have started developing an app in .NET and much of my work is SSAS with Excel at the front. I understood that there were some performance issues with .NET + Office and stability problems with VSTO so I am looking forward your opinion on “is time we should all start migrating in the .NET direction ?”

    Regards
    Carl

    Comment by Carl Mackinder — September 24, 2006 @ 12:52 am

  5. Will,
    Thanks for Your support and I hope that I will not make any disappointed with this blog 😉
    I really like WordPress both for its nice UI and the easy Administrative Pane. It’s only one thing that is an issue for me and that’s the lack of support for plug-ins, especially the code tag plug-in. But I will propably port the blog to one of the hosting companies that are recommended by WordPress. It’s much cheaper then what I can get from my present ISP.
    It would also be great if WordPress could support SQL Server, which I use for my English site.
    Kind regards,
    Dennis

    Comment by Dennis Wallentin — September 24, 2006 @ 11:23 am

  6. Carl,

    Thanks for Your support and interest 🙂

    The issues with .NET + Office You mention is in my experience due to the Office programs. Excel 2007 and .NET is a far better combination then previously versions of Excel. But as long as we only can communicate with Excel via a COM Interface there will always be some perfomance penalty.

    For every new version of VSTO it becomes better and better. The latest beta version, VSTO 2005 SEB, offer add-in templates for Excel and Word. The only annoying aspect with VSTO is the price MSFT set for it.

    Kind regards,
    Dennis

    Comment by Dennis Wallentin — September 24, 2006 @ 11:33 am

  7. Hi Dennis,

    Excellent initiative. Look forward to reading your material!

    Regards,

    Jan Karel Pieterse

    Comment by Jan Karel Pieterse — September 26, 2006 @ 7:29 pm

  8. Hi Jan Karel,
    Thanks for Your support and I can only hope that I will be able to keep up the interest 🙂
    One way is to post on a weekly basis and another one is to ‘listen’ to what the visitors would like to discuss and take part of.
    Kind regards,
    Dennis

    Comment by Dennis Wallentin — September 26, 2006 @ 7:42 pm

  9. Really glad that you are doing this. I have just started to program with net
    and I could use all the help I can get.

    If you need any help let me know

    Take care good buddy
    Jim

    Comment by Jim Henderson — September 27, 2006 @ 1:18 am

  10. Hi Jim 🙂

    Just let me know what You would like to see and I can add it to the list of ‘to do’. What kind of programming will You do with VB.NET?

    U2 take care mate,
    Dennis

    Comment by Dennis Wallentin — September 27, 2006 @ 9:31 am

  11. Good work, Dennis.

    I’ll check to see how this blof goes.
    Weekly basis is good idea, please take your time.

    .NET based programing will be nessecary for every users from now on.
    Because MSFT says, they will features VSTA(Visual Studio Tools for Applications) to other MS Office applications sequentially.

    Anyway, take care mate!

    PS:I’m using a WordPress blog for my Japanese blog.
    This is nice blog tool!

    Comment by Colo — September 28, 2006 @ 2:50 am

  12. Nice going Dennis,

    Looking froward to see all post on .NET .
    Always a pro reading your posts. Good luck mate. . .

    Regards
    gareth

    Comment by Gareth — September 28, 2006 @ 7:27 am

  13. Hi Masaru and Gareth 🙂

    Thanks for Your kind comments and I hope that I will not make anyone disappointed with the contest of the blog.

    I fully agree with You that .NET is here to stay and what we see right now is just of the beginning of the .NET-era. For many members within the online Excel community .NET may be new to them but .NET has already been around since 2001/2002 so it’s just a question of coming up to speed with it.

    All the very best from,
    Dennis

    Comment by Dennis Wallentin — September 28, 2006 @ 9:18 am

  14. Dennis,

    I am new to all of this and sort of forced into learning alot quickly! When I first heard of the .net enviroment, I thought better learn it now! You have just been bookmarked. This is going to HELP me immensely! Appreciate your efforts here!

    Regards,

    Hans

    Comment by Hans J Hamm — October 3, 2006 @ 3:17 pm

  15. Hi Hans,

    Thanks for bookmarking my blog and please feel most welcome to raise questions & make comments about my blogposts.

    Kind regards,
    Dennis

    Comment by Dennis Wallentin — October 3, 2006 @ 3:21 pm

  16. Always glad to read what you and your visitors have to say Dennis. This will no doubt be a frequent place for me to visit.

    I hope I can keep up!!!

    Regards,
    TJ

    Comment by TJ Brandt — October 4, 2006 @ 1:26 am

  17. Hi TJ 🙂

    Many thanks for Your kind words and let me know what You would like to see here. I will it add it to my ‘to do’-list.

    All the very best from,
    Dennis

    Comment by Dennis Wallentin — October 4, 2006 @ 8:31 am

  18. A new subject I’m looking forward to learning, so it’s nice to be in from the start. Looking forward to lots of insights from the contributors.

    Comment by MDMacKillop — October 5, 2006 @ 12:07 am

  19. Thanks MD and please let me know if You have some ideas that can be added to my ‘to do’-list when it comes to .NET & Excel.

    Kind regards,
    Dennis

    Comment by Dennis Wallentin — October 5, 2006 @ 3:15 pm


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