Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Want to give your Access97-2003 applications a quick make-over to an Access2007/Windows Vista look?
Then follow these 10 easy steps:
- Download the free Access add-in, V-Tools, from http://www.rezo.net/skrol29
- Use the Deep Search tool from V-Tools to change the display Font for all controls, including command buttons in all forms to Frutiger Linotype and the FontSize to 9
- Change the BackColor for FormHeaders to 10058106
- Change the ForeColor for all display text in FormHeaders to 16777215
- Change the ForeColor for all other display text to 0
- Change the BackColor for all FormDetail sections and FormFooters to 16050158
- For all controls except labels change the following properties to:
SpecialEffect - Flat
BorderStyle - Solid
BorderColor - 12632256
- For all labels change the following properties to:
BackStyle - Transparent
SpecialEffect - Flat
BorderStyle - Transparent
- Check all labels for widening if a caption is cut-off
- For a consistent-look ensure you use only the Access-supplied icons for graphical command buttons.
Friday, September 15, 2006
2007 Office System Document: AMR Research Article - The 2007 Microsoft® Office system as a Business Application Platform
A short AMR Research Alert Article about the 2007 Office system as a Business Application Platform.
AMR Research reports that the 2007 Microsoft® Office system is evolving into a platform for building and extending business applications, making vital business processes more relevant and accessible to more people. Most directly acknowledging this trend is Microsoft’s Office Business Application (OBA) Services, denoting platform-level enhancements, such as workflow, enterprise search, XML file formats, security, and the new extensible UI. This allows Office Client and Server products—as well as products from other independent software providers—to serve and support business intelligence (BI), communications and collaboration, and enterprise content management (ECM) needs for enterprises.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
The Technical Refresh to the Beta 2 version of 2007 Microsoft Office System has just been released for public download.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System Beta Install the beta version of VSTO 2005 SE and try out the new application level add-ins for six applications in the 2007 Microsoft Office system. Use managed code to customize task panes, form regions, and the Ribbon.
VSTO SE Runtime Beta Install the beta version of the runtime for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Microsoft Office System Beta (VSTO 2005 SE Beta). This runtime beta is required for testing VSTO 2005 SE Beta solutions on computers other than the development computer.
Monday, September 11, 2006
Butterfly XML IDE is an open source tool that features multiple open documents in tabs, element completion, and the ability to test XSL transformations. You can also download from TechRepublic.com a White Paper that explains how the various features of Butterfly XML work and how developers can take advantage of them.
Microsoft has also just released an update of its free XML Editor: XML Notepad 2006
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Use these download allows to export and save to the PDF and XPS formats in eight 2007 Microsoft Office programs, and send as e-mail attachment in the PDF and XPS formats in a subset of these programs.
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Outlook 2007 Reference: Business Contact Manager for Outlook Developer Guide Learn to create an Outlook add-in and then use Business Contact Manager for Outlook from that add-in to customize your application.
Integrating OneNote 2007 with a Document Management System Learn how to create a OneNote 2007 add-in to integrate OneNote with a document management system.
Designing Shapes for Use with Themes in Visio 2007 Learn about the new Theme feature in Visio 2007, how it works, and the implications of themes for shape design.
What's New for Developers in Visio 2007 (Part 1 of 2) What's New for Developers in Visio 2007 (Part 2 of 2) Get a description of the new objects and members of the Visio VBA object model, and the new ShapeSheet cells and functions.
Friday, September 01, 2006
Looking for Office Developer Content? Check out the redesigned Office Developer Center on MSDN where you’ll find a ton of new developer resources for the 2007 Microsoft Office System—as well as articles, SDKs, code samples, downloads, and references for Office 2003 products and technologies.
The landing page is set out as a TOC so you can more easily locate content.