office add-in without .NET


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Lorenc

Is it possible to create an office 2007 or 2010 add-in without using .NET
framework?
 
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Scott McPhillips [MVP]

Lorenc said:
Is it possible to create an office 2007 or 2010 add-in without using .NET
framework?
Yes, it certainly is. The Office object model is exposed as a COM
interface. As a start, look for examples that deal with IDTExtensibility2.
If you are working in C++ I recommend using the ATL library, which helps
with COM interfaces.
 
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Nick Hebb

You can use any language capable of creating a COM DLL. In addition to
C++, you could use VB6, Delphi, or even Python. VB6 is fading, and
Delphi costs a non-trivial amount of money if this is your only use
for it. Neither VB6 or Delphi can support 64-bit add-ins required for
the upcoming 64-bit version of Excel 2010. (I don't know if there will
be 64-bit versions of the other Office applications.) With something
like Python, you're going to find less community support available,
but I believe SpamBayes is open source if you want to see an example.

- Nick
 

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