Excel addin deployment issue RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have created Excel addin.

    Addin will never check for updates, User will update the addin.

    Excel is launched from the c# application, after launching Excel uses addin to perform actions.

    Though Excel has updated version of the addin still it shows the "Updating Office customization" dialog box and will create the directory in AppData\Local\Apps\2.0 folder.

    Why Excel is updating the customization though its having latest version of the addin.


    Tuesday, July 12, 2011 9:51 AM


  • Hi Jaydeep,

    Thanks for posting in the MSDN Forum.

    Would you please tell me which version of Excel will work with you add-in, and which version of Visual Studio you used to develop your add-in?

    As far as I know, the value for interval of check updates will store in the [you add-in name].dll.manifest file. Please check it to see whether there has incorrect value.

    I hope it can help you, and if you have any questions please feel free to let me know.

    Have a good day,


    Tom Xu [MSFT]
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    Thursday, July 14, 2011 3:26 AM