Visual Studio Tools for Office Learning Guide

Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office isn't your father's VBA. The line between Windows and Office development continues to blur with Word and Excel now integrated within the Visual Studio IDE. Developers can use new host controls to extend Office objects, use managed code to add business logic to forms and make calls into the .NET Framework class library. There is also welcome support for IntelliSense and more robust debugging.

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Visual Studio Tools for Office isn't your father's VBA. The line between Windows and Office development continues to blur with Word and Excel now integrated within the Visual Studio IDE. Developers can use new host controls to extend Office objects, use managed code to add business logic to forms and make calls into the .NET Framework class library. There is also welcome support for IntelliSense and more robust debugging. Find out more...

by exploring the resources below.

Microsoft: "Visual Studio Tools for Office is a professional development environment for individual developers building line-of-business applications using the Microsoft Office System."

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VSTO Quickstart

Templates, Samples and Snippets

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Outlook

General VSTO Articles

VSTO Tutorials

Reference and Documentation

Forums and Blogs

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 Brent Sheets is a former Senior Editor at TechTarget and a frequent contributor to SearchVB.com. He founded and managed the popular Visual Basic Web Directory website until it was acquired by TechTarget in 2000 and relaunched as SearchVB.com. Brent currently resides in sunny Florida with his wife and daughter

This was first published in February 2006

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