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Excel 2010 Custom Ribbon - Question 2

In John Walkenbach's excellent Excel 2010 Power Programming with VBA (Chapter 21) there is an awesome sample of an .XLAM Add-In that has a Ribbon customisation.

Question: does anyone know if this will work?
Design a Custom Ribbon with VS2010 (in the Add-In) as a document-level customisation, where the user can add the Add-In as any other .XLAM Add-In - ie. without any need to do anything other than add the Add-In to Excel as you would any other .XLAM Add-In?

(I mean the 'User' can add the Add-In without any admin rights, register, IT dept involvement etc).

Thanks experts!
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hindersaliva - what book (if any) did you get on VSTO and do you recommend it?


Hi Dave,
I got McGrath (VSTO For Mere Mortals) and recently got Dummies (as this is the only one post-VS2010). VBA to VSTO by Verschuuren print version came in the post yesterday from Germany. (it is out of print. but can buy PDF online. Got that. Not easy to read as many pages in landscape!!!)
Dummies - good Hello World intro. I was getting really confused with 'out of date' info on the net. This helped clear up as it is 'as of now'.
I don't have Eric Carter as it is C#.
Vershcuuren - compares VBA approach with VSTO. The way I want to learn. But again I don't want to invest too much on aspects superseded by VS2010. (Deployment for example, I think).
I think the big problem is ... there is not enough buzz on VSTO for authors and publishers to invest in books, updates. Wonder if you agree?

Maybe I should put what I learn on the net as tutorials in the coming months ...
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