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VSTO 3.0 for Office 2007 Programming by Vivek Thangaswamy

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Actions Pane: Document-level customization

The Actions Pane is the customizable part of the document that is put together in a specific Microsoft Office Word 2007 document. Action Panes provide a convenient way for developers to introduce custom UIs into Office applications. Custom Actions Panes can be created and programmed using VSTO and Visual Studio 2008. You can program for events in the document to show and hide controls on the Actions Pane, and use HTML and CSS to create rich user interfaces inside a Word application in order to provide the user with an easily-accessible layout.

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The Custom Actions Pane is very different from the Custom Task Pane, even though they sound very similar. The Custom Task Pane is associated with application-level ...

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