This chapter introduced the Office object models and examined the basic structure followed by object models. You learned how to work with objects, collections, and enumerationsthe basic types found in any object model. You also learned how to use properties, methods, and events exposed by objects and collections in the Office object models.
This chapter introduced the Office primary interop assemblies that expose the Office object models to .NET code. You learned how to use and reference Office PIAs in a Visual Studio project. This chapter also described what you can ignore when viewing the PIA in the object browser.
The next chapter begins examining the basic patterns of development used in Office programming and provides examples of each.