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Create Office 2010 Projects with VS2008 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    How do I create an Office 2010 Project with VS 2008? I tried installing the bootstrapper etc but no luck..

    Peace

    Andrew

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 10:28 PM

Answers

  • Hi Andrew

    No, it's not possible to create VSTO projects for Office 2010 using VS 2008. That version supports only Office 2003 and Office 2007.

    The Office PIAs aren't what makes VSTO possible. They're a "translater" between the Office COM world and the .NET Framework. Any .NET solution that works with office applications (Windows Form, Console App, Shared Add-in) communicates with Office via the PIAs.


    Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP
    • Proposed as answer by Cindy Meister MVP Thursday, September 29, 2011 5:46 AM
    • Marked as answer by antaeusa Thursday, September 29, 2011 6:57 PM
    Thursday, September 29, 2011 5:46 AM

All replies

  • AFAIK you can't directly. I believe you have to get VS 2010.

    With that said, the VSTO apps you create for Office 2007 should be compatible with Office 2010.


    Kind Regards, Rich ... http://greatcirclelearning.com
    Thursday, September 29, 2011 12:02 AM
  • Thursday, September 29, 2011 12:11 AM
  • Hi Andrew

    No, it's not possible to create VSTO projects for Office 2010 using VS 2008. That version supports only Office 2003 and Office 2007.

    The Office PIAs aren't what makes VSTO possible. They're a "translater" between the Office COM world and the .NET Framework. Any .NET solution that works with office applications (Windows Form, Console App, Shared Add-in) communicates with Office via the PIAs.


    Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP
    • Proposed as answer by Cindy Meister MVP Thursday, September 29, 2011 5:46 AM
    • Marked as answer by antaeusa Thursday, September 29, 2011 6:57 PM
    Thursday, September 29, 2011 5:46 AM
  • Thanks all for your help!

    Peace out

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 6:57 PM