Other language possible than Javascript? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am new to developing apps for Office 2013. I see that you need to program in JavaScript. Is it also to program in VB.NET? My apps only need to run on Windows machines.
    Friday, January 23, 2015 9:59 AM


  • Hi,

    no this is not possible. "Office Apps" are by design web applications and the only way to interact between Office and your app is the Javascript library provided by Microsoft. If your app is not just a simple website but also contains server side code (for example ASP.NET MVC webapplication), than you can of course work on that side with VB.NET.

    The other thing you could do is think about writing an excel add in or something like that, but this is again something completely different than an app (app != add in). Add Ins are for example not released in the app store and need to be installed locally etc.

    • Edited by ___Stefan___ Friday, January 23, 2015 11:49 AM
    • Marked as answer by Frans Truyens Friday, January 23, 2015 2:01 PM
    Friday, January 23, 2015 11:49 AM