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36. Expression Web 4 Add-In Basics

Add-ins in Expression Web

No software application can meet all needs for all people. No matter how many features Microsoft packs into Expression Web, there will always be designers who find that something’s missing. Fortunately, Expression Web is extensible so that users of the application can add functionality.

Previous versions of Expression Web were extensible only using a technology called Component Object Model, or COM. Using Visual Studio, Microsoft’s development studio, a developer can create a COM add-in that adds functionality to Expression Web. (If you’ve used any of my add-ins that I distribute from Jimco Software, you’ve used a COM add-in.) There is a significant barrier to entry for COM add-in ...

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