Use of Microsoft Office button images in commercial software RRS feed

  • Question

  • Does anyone know where to find the exact legal terms of use for the Microsoft Office 2010 Icons Gallery (, especially for commerical applications (i.e. add-ins for Microsoft Office programs)? I couldn't find it anywhere.

    I don't want to change them, just to use the existing button images via the "imageMso=..." parameter in the ribbon definition xml file. Does anyone know a link to the terms?

    Thank you!

    Friday, February 12, 2016 9:19 PM


  • Hi JoachimMun,

    >>Does anyone know a link to the terms?

    To be honesty, this forum is used to discuss about VSTO developing issue, for legal terms, I do not know much about them. After researching, I found the link below which seems to be posted at StachOverFlow by you.

    #Use of Microsoft icons / button images in commercial software

    Microsoft makes certain icons available to developers. (Find more information about how to buy Microsoft developer products.) If you have licensed a Microsoft development tool, review the redistributable section of the EULA to learn which Microsoft properties may be redistributed by licensees.

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    Monday, February 15, 2016 5:35 AM