It was announced yesterday at TechEd 2005 that VSTO now supports creating managed add-ins. Check out my blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/pstubbs/ or the VSTO Team blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/vsto2/
Download VSTO for Outlook : http://msdn.microsoft.com/office/
VSTO for Outlook is a great and much asked for addition to VSTO and Office developers.
The VSTO loader for managed add-ins for Outlook fixes a number of issues. Yes it provides a project template and an surfaces the Outlook OM to intellisense. It also fixes a number of important "plumbing" issues:
The loader is signed so that you can set the Outlook security mode to "highest".
Only add-ins that fail are blacklisted, not all of the unmanged add-ins.
Each add-in runs in its own appdomain.
The loader correctly handles the shutdown of the add-in.
The add-in is surfaced in the "COM Add-ins" UI in outlook, so that you can managed your add-ins, Enable/Disable or remove.
You no longer need to create a unmanged shim.
Program Manager - VSTO
I've installed VS.Net 2005 Beta 2 and The VSTO 2005 Outlook Add-in.
When I try to open one of the sample projects, VS.Net produces the following error:
"The project type is not supported by this installation"
I've tested it on Office 2003 Pro SP1 Dutch and Office 2003 Pro SP1 US versions.
Both produce the same error message.
Someone out there with the same problem ?
Let's see if we can you get an answer.
Could you let me know
1) Which edition of VS.NET are you using?
2) The installation order (Office 2003, SP1, VS)
3) What type of installation of VS you used?
4) Can you create other types of Office project (Word document, Excel document).
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