VSTO for Office 2007 supports .net 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • i already had a add-ins application which was developed in .net 2008. My client has vsto 3 only. now the problem is, i need to include additional feture, which required a 3rd party assembly reference. The 3rd party assembly run under .net 2010 framework. how can i implement the new feature, will .net 2010 supports vsto 3.0? or can i create vsto 3.0 under .net 2010?
    Monday, November 25, 2013 10:36 AM


  • Hi,

    The highest version of framework in Visual Studio 2010 is Framework 4.0. It is also compatible with the older versions.

    About the versions of VSTO runtime, Here is a link for your reference:How many versions of Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) are there, and what are the differences between them?

    To add a 3rd party assembly reference which need to run in .Net Framework 4.0 into your add-ins to implement a new feature, I suggest you to use Visual Studio 2010 to develop it.

    In Visual Studio 2010, there are lots of Office 2007 Add-ins template as followed. You could use it to develop add-ins and add the 3rd party assembly reference.

    By the way, when deploying the add-ins, Don’t forget to install the Visual Studio Tools for the Office Runtime to run VSTO solutions for the Office 2007.

    More detail information please refer this article:
    VSTO 2010 Runtime components explained (Aaron Cathcart)

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    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 7:04 AM