Part Four covers some advanced Office programming scenarios, including using the XML features of Excel and Word and building COM add-ins for Word and Excel and VSTO add-ins for Outlook.
- Chapter 21, "Working with XML in Excel," explores Excel's XML schema mapping capabilities and the features of VSTO that are enabled when you map a schema into the document.
- Chapter 22, "Working with XML in Word," explores Word's XML schema mapping capabilities and the features of VSTO that are enabled when you map a schema into the document. This chapter also covers VSTO's support for the WordML file format.
- Chapter 23, "Developing COM Add-ins for Word and Excel," describes how to create a managed COM add-in in .NET for Word and Excel. This chapter also explores the pitfalls to avoid when writing a managed COM add-in.
- Chapter 24, "Creating Outlook Add-ins with VSTO," covers add-in development for Outlook. In particular, this chapter examines the support for creating a VSTO Outlook add-in and the way that helps avoid the pitfalls with managed COM add-in development described in Chapter 23. This chapter also describes some Outlook-specific issues you might encounter when developing a managed COM add-in that you can avoid by building a VSTO Outlook add-in instead.
Part One. An Introduction to VSTO
An Introduction to Office Programming
Introduction to Office Solutions
Part Two. Office Programming in .NET
Working with Excel Events
Working with Excel Objects
Working with Word Events
Working with Word Objects
Working with Outlook Events
Working with Outlook Objects
Introduction to InfoPath
Part Three. Office Programming in VSTO
The VSTO Programming Model
Using Windows Forms in VSTO
Working with Actions Pane
Working with Smart Tags in VSTO
VSTO Data Programming
Server Data Scenarios
.NET Code Security
Part Four. Advanced Office Programming
Working with XML in Excel
Working with XML in Word
Developing COM Add-Ins for Word and Excel
Creating Outlook Add-Ins with VSTO