The add-on application question.

Posted on 2006-05-26
Last Modified: 2010-07-27
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.
Question by:quannv
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    Hi quannv,

    you need to build a COM Addin this sample describes how

    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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    If you are planning to widely distribute this add-in, you may also want to look into creating a shim for your com addin.

    Another consideration is what office versions you are going to support. VSTO will only work with Office 2003.
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    Author Comment

    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 ...
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