Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Task Pane: Application-level customization
The Task Pane provides additional advantages for Office users and even Office
developers. It provides a rich user interface, and hassle-free, quick access to the data
required by users. Developers have the ability to customize a Task Pane through
VSTO programming, and the ability to build a rich user interface using Windows
Let's build a custom Task Pane. We'll start by simply building a Task Pane with a
Open Visual Studio 2008 to create a new Word 2007 Add-In template project.
Select a New Project . Under Office select 2007 then select the Word 2007
Add-In project template and name the project as you wish. The next image
shows the Visual Studio 2008 project template dialog box.