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Hey folks,

I'm building an Office Smart Tag. I own VS 2005 Professional. I'm

trying to use the ActionsPaneControl as seen in the example here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/pstubbs/archive/2005/03/30/403801.aspx

I don't seem to have this control however. My gut says that it must

be apart of VSTO. Is it? If so, since I'm a Professional Owner,

short of purchasing VSTO, is there anyway I can get the necessary

libraries?

I have a feeling the control is in one of these two namespaces,

neither of which I seem to have access to:

Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Runtime

Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word

Thanks!

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    • First, you need to download the Visual Studio Tools for Office, located

      at:

      http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5e86cab3-6fd6-4955-b979-e1676db6b3cb&displaylang=en

      Now, I don't know if it will let you generate a smart tag, since that is

      a document-level customization (as I understand it) and that level of

      customization is not permitted when installing the tools over Visual Studio

      2005 professional.

      - Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]

      - mvp.net-csharp.todaysummary.com.spam.guard.caspershouse.com

      "NullQwerty" <NullQwerty.net-csharp.todaysummary.com.gmail.com> wrote in message

      news:1182883409.047025.140730.net-csharp.todaysummary.com.m36g2000hse.googlegroups.com...

      > Hey folks,

      > I'm building an Office Smart Tag. I own VS 2005 Professional. I'm

      > trying to use the ActionsPaneControl as seen in the example here:

      > http://blogs.msdn.com/pstubbs/archive/2005/03/30/403801.aspx

      > I don't seem to have this control however. My gut says that it must

      > be apart of VSTO. Is it? If so, since I'm a Professional Owner,

      > short of purchasing VSTO, is there anyway I can get the necessary

      > libraries?

      > I have a feeling the control is in one of these two namespaces,

      > neither of which I seem to have access to:

      > Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Runtime

      > Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word

      > Thanks!

      >

      #1; Wed, 21 May 2008 06:46:00 GMT
    • Great! Thanks a lot! It doesn't give me the ActionsPaneControl, but

      I now have access to those namespaces and I have access to the

      ActionsPane, so I might be able to get it working despite not having

      the ActionsPaneControl as a built in template.

      I'm still unsure why MS would lock out their developers like this. I

      had a choice...go with professional edition and program to mobile to

      devices and have C++, or go with the VSTO edition, and lose those but

      gain Office development. That's just dumb. Why should I or any

      developer have to make that choice? I went with professional because

      I needed mobile device support, but now that I want to program against

      Office and provide a rich user experience for their Office customers

      (and in effect, make Office better for them), why should I have to

      spend all this extra money to do it? They're doing the same thing

      with Vista and all the new editions, where if you want to have access

      to everything that you always have had access to, you have to spend a

      ridiculous amount of money to do it. There should be two editions of

      Vista...Home and Server, and Home has *everything* that Server has,

      minus a server style license, and additional monitoring tools.

      Their greed has gotten out of control in the last 2 years and it's

      getting really annoying. Even how apps created for Office 2K3 in VSTO

      won't run on all versions of Office 2K3 (you need Pro edition)...give

      me a break.

      Ok...Sorry for the rant.

      Thanks again for the help!

      Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP] wrote:

      > First, you need to download the Visual Studio Tools for Office, located

      > at:

      > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5e86cab3-6fd6-4955-b979-e1676db6b3cb&displaylang=en

      > Now, I don't know if it will let you generate a smart tag, since that is

      > a document-level customization (as I understand it) and that level of

      > customization is not permitted when installing the tools over Visual Studio

      > 2005 professional.

      >

      > --

      > - Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]

      > - mvp.net-csharp.todaysummary.com.spam.guard.caspershouse.com

      > "NullQwerty" <NullQwerty.net-csharp.todaysummary.com.gmail.com> wrote in message

      > news:1182883409.047025.140730.net-csharp.todaysummary.com.m36g2000hse.googlegroups.com...

      > > Hey folks,

      > >

      > > I'm building an Office Smart Tag. I own VS 2005 Professional. I'm

      > > trying to use the ActionsPaneControl as seen in the example here:

      > > http://blogs.msdn.com/pstubbs/archive/2005/03/30/403801.aspx

      > > I don't seem to have this control however. My gut says that it must

      > > be apart of VSTO. Is it? If so, since I'm a Professional Owner,

      > > short of purchasing VSTO, is there anyway I can get the necessary

      > > libraries?

      > >

      > > I have a feeling the control is in one of these two namespaces,

      > > neither of which I seem to have access to:

      > > Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Runtime

      > > Microsoft.Office.Tools.Word

      > >

      > > Thanks!

      > >

      #2; Wed, 21 May 2008 06:47:00 GMT