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VSTO - Word Addin - Not Showing Up For Desktop RRS feed

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  • Hi friends,

    I have created my first basic addin for word.





    I followed these steps to create a network share on my Desktop


    https://dev.office.com/docs/add-ins/publish/create-a-network-shared-folder-catalog-for-task-pane-and-content-add-ins

    I ticked show in the menu above.

    I put the manifest file into the network share  - which is on my desktop  When I go to word there is no addin in shared folder.

    Please can some one guide me  as last time I did this process 5 times and no addin showed up so you can imagine how frustrating it can get when you followed all the steps and no result :(


    Cheers Dan :)




    • Edited by Dan_CS Tuesday, August 2, 2016 4:48 PM Clarify Details
    Tuesday, August 2, 2016 4:41 PM

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  • Hello Dan,

    Looks like you created a Word App, not a VSTO based add-in. I'd suggest asking Office App specific questions on the Developing Apps for Office 2013 forum instead.


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    Tuesday, August 2, 2016 5:08 PM
  • oh dear wrong forum again.

    I was careful to try and find the right forum oh well

    Can some one please move thread, thanks


    Cheers Dan :)

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016 5:13 PM
  • Hi folks,

    the addin now shows up on the developer > addins > shared folder

    But it wont load on the task pane

    I am not sure if i have put the source location wrong

    <SourceLocation DefaultValue="C:/Users/Dan/Documents/Visual Studio 2015/Projects/DanFirstAddin/DanFirstAddinWeb/AddIn/Home.html" />

    I think i am nearly there the documentation has not been of much help

    This however did help me

    http://simonjaeger.com/use-a-shared-folder-as-an-office-add-in-catalog/


    Cheers Dan :)


    • Edited by Dan_CS Tuesday, August 2, 2016 10:04 PM
    Tuesday, August 2, 2016 10:03 PM
  • >>>the addin now shows up on the developer > addins > shared folder

    According to you description, you created a Word Task Pane add-in(Office add-in). If you use developer > addins > shared folder, you just can load Automation Add-ins.

    For more information, click here to refer about Excel COM add-ins and Automation add-ins

    If you want to publish your Office add-in, you could refer to  Host an Office Add-in on Microsoft Azure and Publish task pane and content add-ins to an add-in catalog on SharePoint.



    • Edited by David_JunFeng Wednesday, August 3, 2016 6:22 AM
    • Proposed as answer by David_JunFeng Tuesday, August 16, 2016 1:55 PM
    • Marked as answer by David_JunFeng Tuesday, August 16, 2016 1:55 PM
    Wednesday, August 3, 2016 6:12 AM