Creating Office add-in / plug-in in Visual Studio 2012 Express (C#, VB.NET)

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See how you can create an addin for Office 2013 – 2000 in under 3 min with Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop (C# and VB.NET). Find more at

This sample plugin for Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word was developed using Add-in Express for Office and .net: Other applications of the Office Suite are also supported, including Microsoft PowerPoint, Access, Project, Visio etc.

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5 thoughts on “Creating Office add-in / plug-in in Visual Studio 2012 Express (C#, VB.NET)

    Rama Krishna

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:23 pm)

    How can I run this project on Mac OS

    venkatt Swame soma

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:23 pm)

    dear, i haven't find the option " ADX COM add in " in my VS 2012

    Gert Kruger

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:23 pm)

    Add-in Express? Express?

    Sergio Shark

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:23 pm)

    question: once I have installed Visual Studio Express 2013, how do I install the "ADX COM Add-in" template and make it appear on my Visual Studio?

    Javier Marcon

    (June 30, 2018 - 8:23 pm)

    This doesn't work, there is no option called com addin in new project.

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