Excel 2007 workbook project vs Office 2010 installed RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    I created Excel 2007 workbook project using .Net 4.

    At the time of dev i have office 2007 was installed. so was able to sucussfully create .vsto file.

    Now I upgraded my office version to 2010 . But when i try to build my excel 2007 project its giving error.

    So if we develop excel 2007 and try to use the same in excel 2010 instaleed machine the 

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    Plz help


    Monday, October 8, 2012 8:23 AM


  • Hi Chetana,

    Thank you for posting in the MSDN Forum.

    I have Office 2010 installed on my machine, and when I tried to build Excel 2007 Workbook project Visual Studio prompt me with

    You must install the Microsoft Office applcation that is associated with this project type.

    From this we could know that your Excel 2007 project cannot be build when Office 2007 is not installed.

    For your 2nd question, I think it will be better to make the jobs apart as certain changes have been made between the 2 versions' PIAs, say backstage view.

    Hope it helps.

    Best regards,

    Quist Zhang [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    • Marked as answer by Quist Zhang Saturday, October 20, 2012 5:56 PM
    Tuesday, October 9, 2012 6:42 AM