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Add-in Express for MS Office and Delphi VCL

Add-in Express for MS Office and Delphi VCL

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Visual tool that generates COM-based projects that comprise all necessary functionality for Microsoft Office add-ins or smart tags. Technology-specific components are centralised through visual designers and RAD modules.

Add-in Express for Delphi VCL is an available component set for developing Microsoft Office extensions of any kind. It empowers you to create your custom Office ribbons, menus, toolbars and forms using special designers and components. Benefit from the version-neutral core of Add-in Express and interact with any Office objects and, as a result, get powerful, shared, secure and deployable plug-ins for all available Office versions and applications.

Key Features:

  • Microsoft Office Extensibility: Based on the Microsoft Office extensibility, Add-in Express provides you with a component set for creating any types of Microsoft Office plug-ins. It wraps all necessary technologies to interact with all Microsoft Office applications: Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project, Microsoft InfoPath, etc.
  • Version-Neutrality - From Microsoft Office 2000 to 2013: Due to its version-neutral core, Add-in Express for Delphi transparently supports all available Microsoft Office versions, from Microsoft Office 2000 to Microsoft Office 2013, and works with the same perfection on all Microsoft Office editions, from Student to Ultimate.
  • The Best Platform For Microsoft Office Development: The bundle of Delphi and Add-in Express gives you the best platform for Microsoft Office development. Delphi produces Win32 and Win64 code that makes your add-ins compact, fast and easily deployable; Add-in Express offers you a powerful tool for Microsoft Office customisation.
  • Office 2010 and 2013 Fully Supported: Add-in Express implements all newest features introduced by Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013 such as Office Ribbon UI, task panes, contextual tabs, shared ribbons, Office Menu, Quick Access Toolbar, Backstage View etc.
  • Visual Designers: Forget about routine coding and use visual designers to customise Microsoft Office menus, toolbars, ribbon tabs, task panes, forms, windows, regions, etc. And sure make use of special components when accessing Microsoft Office objects and handling its events.
  • Microsoft Excel Task Panes, RTD and UDF: Add-in Express supports Microsoft Excel RTD servers and Microsoft Excel Automation plug-ins. The former enable you to connect Microsoft Excel with real-time data sources, the latter allow you to develop new worksheet functions. Finally, you get task panes for all Microsoft Excel versions.
  • Microsoft Outlook-Targeted Features: For Microsoft Outlook add-ins, Add-in Express not only implements basic technologies but also supplies your Microsoft Outlook plug-ins with new unique features including Advanced Form and View Regions, Microsoft Outlook-context sensitivity, application-level keyboard shortcuts and more.
  • True RAD - You Write Applied Code Only: Add-in Express for Delphi is completely based on the Rapid Application Development (True RAD) paradigm and allows you to reduce the time you used to spend on COM add-in, smart tag and RTD server development at least by half.

Add-in Express for MS Office and Delphi VCL - Features

Add-in Express is one and only component set for developing Microsoft Office extensions of any kind. Benefit from it's version-neutral core and develop powerful, shared, fast and deployable plug-ins that work for all Microsoft Office applications and versions.

Features

  • Microsoft Office extensibility
    Based on the Microsoft Office extensibility, Add-in Express provides you with a component set for creating any types of Microsoft Office plug-ins. It wraps all necessary technologies to interact with all Microsoft Office applications: Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project, Microsoft InfoPath, etc.

  • Version-neutrality - from Microsoft Office 2000 to 2007
    Due to its version-neutral core, Add-in Express for Delphi transparently supports all available Microsoft Office versions, from Microsoft Office 2000 to Microsoft Office 2007, and works with the same perfection on all Microsoft Office editions, from Student to Ultimate.

  • The best platform for Microsoft Office development
    The bundle of Delphi and Add-in Express gives you the best platform for Microsoft Office development. Delphi produces Win32 code that makes your add-ins compact, fast and easily deployable; Add-in Express offers you a powerful tool for Microsoft Office customization.

  • Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007
    Add-in Express is completely compatible with Windows Vista including its strict security and implements all newest features introduced by Microsoft Office 2007 such as Office 2007 Ribbon, contextual tabs, shared ribbons, the Microsoft Office Menu, Quick Access Toolbar, task panes, etc.

  • Visual designers
    Forget about routine coding and use visual designers to customize Microsoft Office menus, toolbars, ribbon tabs, task panes, forms, windows, regions, etc. And sure make use of special components when accessing Microsoft Office objects and handling its events.

  • Microsoft Excel Task Panes, RTD and UDF
    Add-in Express supports Microsoft Excel RTD servers and Microsoft Excel Automation plug-ins. The former enable you to connect Microsoft Excel with real-time data sources, the latter allow you to develop new worksheet functions. Finally, you get task panes for all Microsoft Excel versions.

  • Microsoft Outlook-targeted features
    For Microsoft Outlook add-ins, Add-in Express not only implements basic technologies but also supplies your Microsoft Outlook plug-ins with new unique features including Advanced Form and View Regions, Microsoft Outlook-context sensitivity, application-level keyboard shortcuts and more.

  • True RAD - you write applied code only
    Add-in Express for Delphi is completely based on the Rapid Application Development (True RAD) paradigm and allows you to reduce the time you used to spend on COM add-in, smart tag and RTD server development at least by half.

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New Features in Version 2009

This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

  • ADDED: Advanced task panes for Microsoft Word.
  • ADDED: Advanced task panes for Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • ADDED: Support for CodeGear Delphi 2009 Win32.
  • ADDED: Support for Microsoft Windows 7 Beta 1 (tested with Office 2003 and 2007 only).
  • ADDED: The GetOutlookWindowHandle method to the TadxCOMAddInModule class.
  • ADDED: The TadxOlFormsCollectionItem.DefaultRegionState, TadxExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem.DefaultRegionState properties of the TadxRegionState type; TadxRegionState = (rsNormal, rsHidden, rsMinimized);
  • ADDED: Drag-and-drop for the advanced Outlook form and view regions and Excel, Word and PowerPoint task panes.
  • ADDED: The IsDragDropAllowed, ExplorerAllowedDropRegions, InspectorAllowedDropRegions, RestoreFromMinimizedState properties to TadxOlFormsCollectionItem.
  • ADDED: The IsDragDropAllowed, AllowedDropPositions, RestoreFromMinimizedState to TadxExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem.
  • ADDED: The IsDragDropAllowed, AllowedDropPositions, RestoreFromMinimizedState properties to TadxWordTaskPanesCollectionItem.
  • ADDED: The IsDragDropAllowed, AllowedDropPositions, RestoreFromMinimizedState properties to TadxPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem.
  • ADDED: Support for the Windows Installer XML Tool (WiX).
  • ADDED: The OnClickEx event to the TadxSmartTagAction class.
  • ADDED: The TadxExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem.ShowTaskPane method.
  • ADDED: The IsHiddenStateAllowed property to TadxOlFormsCollectionItem, TadxExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem, TadxWordTaskPanesCollectionItem and TadxPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem.
  • ADDED: The Reset Regions / Reset Task Panes design-time commands to the context menu of the TadxOlFormsManager / TadxExcelTaskPanesManager, TadxWordTaskPanesManager and TadxPowerPointTaskPanesManager components.
  • ADDED: The TadxOlFormsCollectionItem.InspectorMode(imRead, imCompose) property.
  • ADDED: The ImageIndex, ImageMso, and Glyph properties to the TadxRibbonGroup class.
  • ADDED: The OnPropertyChanging and OnItemPropertyChanging events to all Ribbon components.
  • FIXED: The Built-in Control Connector didn't intercept command bar buttons with ID=32768 in Outlook.
  • FIXED: The Built-in Control Connector didn't reconnect to some command bar controls when the user navigated to another folder or opened a context menu in Outlook, say ID=568.
  • FIXED: The Built-in Control Connector didn't process controls correctly when the CommandBar property was specified.
  • FIXED: TadxEventSink.Disconnect fired an exception in some scenarios.
  • FIXED: TadxMainMenu didn't show custom controls in Outlook 2007.
  • FIXED: Bug with Simple MAPI security warnings in some versions of Outlook 2007.
  • FIXED: TadxOlForm did not show up for a WordMail inspector when Outlook 2003 was launched by the call: mailto:?subject=Test.
  • FIXED: The TadxExcelTaskPanesManager.OnADXBeforeTaskPaneInstanceCreate event was not raised when the TadxExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem.CreateTaskPaneInstance method was called.
  • FIXED: Some minor bugs in the elReadingPane and elFolderView regions.
  • FIXED: Several minor bugs in the ilInspectorRegion region.
  • FIXED: TadxBuiltInControl.OnActionEx triggered twice in Word 2000.
  • FIXED: TadxCustomCommandBar.Destroy fired an exception in some scenarios.
  • FIXED: Bug with the TadxRibbonSplitButton.Pressed property.
  • FIXED: Bug when creating an Office 2007 custom task pane.
  • FIXED: The main window of the Visio application might have appeared when the add-in was unregistered.
  • FIXED: Excel Automation add-ins were registered only in one version of Excel installed on the PC.
  • FIXED: The TAddinModule.OnKeyDown event fired twice.
  • FIXED: Microsoft Word might have hung at closing in some scenarios.
  • FIXED: Endless loop between the TadxOlFormsManager.ADXReadingPaneHide and ADXReadingPaneShow events when the Outlook Explorer window was reduced back to non-maximized size.
  • FIXED: Public Folders were not scanned when the WebViewPane layout was not used.
  • FIXED: The COMAddin.Object property was not initialized properly.
  • FIXED: The bug when entering DBCS Japanese characters by using the Input Method Editor (IME) in an TadxOlForm.
  • FIXED: The OLInspectorClose event was raised for opened Inspectors when the last of several opened Explorers was being closed and Inspectors remained open in Outlook XP.
  • FIXED: The TadxOlFormsManager.OnADXReadingPaneShow, OnADXReadingPaneHide, OnADXReadingPaneMove events were raised twice.
  • FIXED: Another inspector was activated when the InspectorLayout property was changed.
  • FIXED: The enter/return key did not work for any text-based controls placed on TadxExcelTaskPane.
  • FIXED: Splitter might have been hidden when constrains were used for TadxOlForm, TadxExcelTaskPane, TadxWordTaskPane or TadxPowerPointTaskPane.
  • FIXED: A 24bit icon was not displayed in the popup region menu.
  • FIXED: TadxWordTaskPane did not show up in all opened Word windows after enabling an add-in through the COM Add-ins dialog.
  • FIXED: TadxWordTaskPane did not show up in all Word windows after enabling the "Show all windows in the Taskbar" option.
  • FIXED: The TadxWordTaskPane.OnADXAfterTaskPaneHide event was not raised when the "Show all windows in the Taskbar" option was disabled and Word windows were hidden.
  • FIXED: TadxOlForm, TadxExcelTaskPane, TadxWordTaskPane and TadxPowerPointTaskPane had different size in the Normal and Minimized region states.
  • FIXED: Explorer region states were initialized incorrectly when Outlook started with the Reading Pane enabled.
  • FIXED: TadxOlForms were hidden for opened Inspectors when the last of several opened Explorers was being closed and Inspectors remained open in Outlook XP.
  • FIXED: The Del key did not work for controls placed on TadxOlForm in the BottonNavigationPane and ButtonTodoBar regions.
  • FIXED: Focus remained on TadxOlForm, TadxExcelTaskPane, TadxWordTaskPane and TadxPowerPointTaskPane when the user switched from the Normal to Minimized or Hidden region state.
  • FIXED: An TadxOlForm did not show up in an Inspector for a new Post item when Word was used as the default email editor.
  • FIXED: Excel with Office Live Add-in 1.3 installed crashed when unregistering an Add-in Express based add-in.
  • FIXED: Drawing error when opening Outlook with two Explorer windows containing TadxOlForms.
  • FIXED: TadxOlForm located in the WebViewPane layout did not show up for a startup folder if Outlook 2007 SP2 was installed.

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Add-in Express for MS Office and Delphi VCL - System Requirements

Supported Microsoft Office applications

COM Add-in host applications

  • Microsoft Excel 2000 and higher
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 and higher
  • Microsoft Word 2000 and higher
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000 and higher
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 and higher
  • Microsoft Access 2000 and higher
  • Microsoft Project 2000 and higher
  • Microsoft Visio 2002 and higher
  • Microsoft Publisher 2003 and higher
  • Microsoft InfoPath 2007
Supported MS Office editions
  • Student
  • Home
  • Standard
  • Professional
  • Professional Plus
  • Ultimate
  • Enterprise

All Microsoft Office service packs and updates are supported.

Smart Tag host applications

  • Microsoft Excel 2002 and higher
  • Microsoft Word 2002 and higher
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 and higher
RTD Server host applications
  • Microsoft Excel 2002 and higher
Supported Delphi versions
  • Delphi 5 Architect with Update Pack 1
  • Delphi 5 Enterprise with Update Pack 1
  • Delphi 5 Professional with Update Pack 1
  • Delphi 6 Architect with Update Pack 2
  • Delphi 6 Enterprise with Update Pack 2
  • Delphi 6 Professional with Update Pack 2
  • Delphi 7 Architect with Update Pack 1
  • Delphi 7 Enterprise with Update Pack 1
  • Delphi 7 Professional with Update Pack 1
  • Delphi 2005 for VCL Architect with Update Pack 3
  • Delphi 2005 for VCL Enterprise with Update Pack 3
  • Delphi 2005 for VCL Professional with Update Pack 3
  • Delphi 2006 for Microsoft Win32 Architect with Update Pack 2
  • Delphi 2006 for Microsoft Win32 Enterprise with Update Pack 2
  • Delphi 2006 for Microsoft Win32 Professional with Update Pack 2
  • Delphi 2007 for Win32 Enterprise with Update Pack 3
  • Delphi 2007 for Win32 Professional with Update Pack 3
  • Turbo Delphi Win32 Professional

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