The 10 links I used in everyday VSTO development

There’s a wealth of information out there on VSTO and Office add-in development, but it can be hard to sift the wheat from the chaff. Here are the links I kept close at hand the last time I did Office development.

Docs for the Excel and Word interop namespaces:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.office.interop.word.aspx
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.office.interop.excel.aspx

3-part series on making stuff for the ribbon:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/aa338202.aspx
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/aa338199.aspx
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/aa722523.aspx

Argument lists for built-in dialog box objects:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb208812.aspx
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb211087.aspx

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/CH006252819.aspx

There are a surprising number of things that can be done by using the right Excel function instead of writing a bunch of .NET code, and it almost always makes your life easier.

WPF and Silverlight aren’t VSTO-specific, but I used them on a regular basis to make custom views.

Silverlight 3 control reference: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.controls(VS.95,loband).aspx

WPF control reference: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.controls.aspx

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