VSTO & .NET & Excel

June 25, 2008

Some links to useful sources

Filed under: .NET & Excel, COM Add-ins, SQL Server, Tools, VSTO & Excel — Dennis M Wallentin @ 7:41 pm

A new and time consuming project keeps me busy so at present I don’t have the time to post here on a regular basis. Anyway, the following links points to several recently published articles by MSFT. 

Finally, the version 1.0 of Open XML Format SDK is released. It provides us with new tools to interact with the XML Format: Open XML Format SDK  

And the following link gives information on  how to use it: Welcome to the Open XML Format SDK 1.0    

In the light of the SDK, one of the questions that should be addressed is how strong is actually the protection for Excel 2007 Workbooks? If the time permits me I will take a closer look into this area.

Finally, MSFT has recently released two VSTO articles that explicit targeting VSTO 2008 (aka version 3.0) and Office 2007:

Manipulating Excel 2007 and PowerPoint 2007 Files with the Open XML Object Model (Part 1 of 2)
Manipulating Excel 2007 and PowerPoint 2007 Files with the Open XML Object Model (Part 2 of 2)

For those of You who use SQL Server 2000 and would like to implement XML the following page should be of high interest: SQLXML

As usual, check out Andrew Whitechapel’s blog on a regular basis. Some of the technical stuff is beyond my knowledge and understanding but I learn a lot by just reading the posts: Andrew Whitechapel blog

Finally and just for fun, did You know that VS 2008 is shipped with a larger library of icons and images? On my developer machine the zipped library file was located in the folder:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\VS2008ImageLibrary\1033

Kind regards,


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