How to create Visual Studio Setup Project for VSTO add-in

This is written in the context of an Visual Studio 2010 and VSTO Excel add-in, that I created and had to deploy using the setup project after exploring all other options including ClickOnce, Wix, InstallShield and what-not. As it turns out, the Visual Studio Setup Project remains to be the easiest to understand and use. […]

How does VSTO add-in loads

NOTE: This post is written in the context of Excel, but it is the same for all Office VSTO. Application level VSTO load sequence is triggered when the associated Office application starts. The Application looks into the registry under the key: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\Excel\Addins\[Addin Name]\Manifest Workbook level VSTO load sequence is triggered by opening a workbook. The […]