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The add-on application question.

I have application written by C#, How do I convert it to become the add-on application on Microsoft Word. And when I open MS word I can see my application in the menubar.
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quannv
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bruintjeCommented:
Hi quannv,
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you need to build a COM Addin this sample describes how
source: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=302901

if you don't want to go through the framework itself and need something that adds speed in building Office addins look at VSTO from Microsoft or a third party tool like Add-in Express [cheaper] both tools create the framework for office add-ins so you don't have to build this yourself as in the KB article

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bdsmithbackCommented:
If you are planning to widely distribute this add-in, you may also want to look into creating a shim for your com addin.  http://msdn.microsoft.com/office/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dno2k3ta/html/ODC_Office_COM_Shim_Wizards.asp#odc_office_com_shim_wizards_introduction

Another consideration is what office versions you are going to support. VSTO will only work with Office 2003.
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quannvAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your suggestion, I have another question.
In add-on application, I want to access my current opened document to read metadata likes contents, file path ...
For example, in Word's add-on application, How do I access my editing documents
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