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remove Add-in tab from Excel 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I need to remove an Add-in tab from EXCEL 2010. The add-in was created from VS2013.

    I cleaned up the solution from VS2013 and followed the instructions at

    https://support.office.com/en-in/article/Add-or-remove-add-ins-64d3d147-98fb-4b82-8833-709d54e3ace1#bmexceladdin

    but, the Add-in tab is still in my Excel 2010.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Friday, August 28, 2015 4:02 PM

Answers

  • Hi usa

    As others have asked: are you sure the tab comes from your add-in?

    Hover the mouse pointer over a control in the Add-in Ribbon and wait until the "flag" shows up. It should tell you in what add-in the control originated.

    Please note that the "Add-ins" tab is a built-in Word tab that will by default contain ALL customizations not assigned to a custom tab and will display if there is ANY such customization from ANY origin. This includes menu and toolbar customizations that may be in pre-Word 2007 templates (the CommandBars that have been mentioned) by the user or the developer. It's also the default "container" for Ribbon customizations created in VSTO unless the Developer creates a custom tab.


    Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP, my blog

    Sunday, August 30, 2015 3:42 PM
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All replies

  • Hello,

    Is your add-in still visible in the COM add-ins list?

    What add-in tab are you talking about? Does it come from your add-in? Is it a built-in tab?

    Friday, August 28, 2015 5:14 PM
  • Does your addin add controls to the ribbon using the old CommandBars API instead of providing the Ribbon XML?

    You need to switch to the new Ribbon PAI.


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    Friday, August 28, 2015 9:00 PM
  • Hello,

    Is your add-in still visible in the COM add-ins list?

    >> No, it is not.

    What add-in tab are you talking about? Does it come from your add-in? Is it a built-in tab?

    >> Application-level Add-in (Excel 2010) created by VS2013 VSTO C#.



    • Edited by usa2015usa Saturday, August 29, 2015 12:00 PM
    Saturday, August 29, 2015 11:59 AM
  • I am not sure the addin add controls to the ribbon. I just run a simple exmple at

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc668205%28v=vs.120%29.aspx

    The Application-level Add-in (Excel 2010) was created by VS2013 VSTO C#.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Saturday, August 29, 2015 12:01 PM
  • The Add-ins tab is created automatically when add-ins try to customize the UI using old approach - command bars. Do you have any code in the add-in which uses command bars for customizing the UI?

    If not, why do you think the tab is created by your add-in? 

    VSTO provides the following ways for customizing the UI:

    Walkthrough: Creating a Custom Tab by Using the Ribbon Designer

    Walkthrough: Creating a Custom Tab by Using Ribbon XML


    Saturday, August 29, 2015 1:19 PM
  • Why do you think the tab comes from your add-in?
    Saturday, August 29, 2015 1:20 PM
  • The Add-ins tab is created automatically when add-ins try to customize the UI using old approach - command bars. Do you have any code in the add-in which uses command bars for customizing the UI?

    >> How to check whether my code has "command bars for customizing the UI" ?

    If not, why do you think the tab is created by your add-in? 

    >> Before I ran the code, I do not have add-in  in any Excel workbook.

    VSTO provides the following ways for customizing the UI:

    Walkthrough: Creating a Custom Tab by Using the Ribbon Designer

    Walkthrough: Creating a Custom Tab by Using Ribbon XML



    Saturday, August 29, 2015 6:33 PM
  • Hi usa

    As others have asked: are you sure the tab comes from your add-in?

    Hover the mouse pointer over a control in the Add-in Ribbon and wait until the "flag" shows up. It should tell you in what add-in the control originated.

    Please note that the "Add-ins" tab is a built-in Word tab that will by default contain ALL customizations not assigned to a custom tab and will display if there is ANY such customization from ANY origin. This includes menu and toolbar customizations that may be in pre-Word 2007 templates (the CommandBars that have been mentioned) by the user or the developer. It's also the default "container" for Ribbon customizations created in VSTO unless the Developer creates a custom tab.


    Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP, my blog

    Sunday, August 30, 2015 3:42 PM
    Moderator