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How to publish Word/Excel VSTO Add-ins on Office store RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have two Word and Excel add ins developed in VSTO 2010 and C# using Visual studio 2010.

    Currently we create MSI of our Add-ins to distribute it.

    I think we need a vsto manifest file to publish the Add ins but our addin requires some additional files (like some dlls, XSL files, images, etc.), how can we publish/package these additional files with our addin?

    Is it possible to publish the additional files with the addin?

    Please suggest me what is the basic steps to publish a VSTO addin on Office store.

    Thanks,

    Saurabh

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015 6:44 AM

Answers

  • Hi Saurabh,

    Based on my understanding, the Office store is used to publish the Office and SharePoint Add-ins and Office 365 apps.  It is not able publish the VSTO solution to the Office Store.

    Type

    Office   Store

    Corporate   add-in catalog

    Shared folder add-in catalog

    Exchange   server

    Task pane add-in

    x

    x

    x

    Content add-in

    x

    x

    x

    Mail add-in

    x

    x

    SharePoint Add-in

    x

    x

    Office 365 web app

    X

    You can get more detail about publishing Office add-ins:
    Publish Office and SharePoint Add-ins and Office 365 web apps

    And there are two ways to publish the VSTO solution. The first is using Windows Installer and ClickOnce. Here is an helpful article for your reference:
    Deploying an Office Solution

    Regards & Fei


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    Thursday, October 22, 2015 2:49 AM
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All replies

  • Hi Saurabh,

    Based on my understanding, the Office store is used to publish the Office and SharePoint Add-ins and Office 365 apps.  It is not able publish the VSTO solution to the Office Store.

    Type

    Office   Store

    Corporate   add-in catalog

    Shared folder add-in catalog

    Exchange   server

    Task pane add-in

    x

    x

    x

    Content add-in

    x

    x

    x

    Mail add-in

    x

    x

    SharePoint Add-in

    x

    x

    Office 365 web app

    X

    You can get more detail about publishing Office add-ins:
    Publish Office and SharePoint Add-ins and Office 365 web apps

    And there are two ways to publish the VSTO solution. The first is using Windows Installer and ClickOnce. Here is an helpful article for your reference:
    Deploying an Office Solution

    Regards & Fei


    We are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.
    Click HERE to participate the survey.

    Thursday, October 22, 2015 2:49 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Fei for the clarification. 
    Friday, October 23, 2015 8:01 AM