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    Office Developer (XP)

    Office XP Developer is no longer available in Canada. Instead vendors are recommending Office Pro and Visual Studio as its' replacement. Do any loungers have feedback about this suggestion? I'm looking for backwards compatibility with Office 2K/XP.

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    Re: Office Developer (XP)

    What precisely are you trying to achieve? Also do your vendors mean Visual Studio .NET - or Visual Studio 6.0? There is a world of difference. If, as I suspect, they mean the former, you are being offered a very different environment. The issues discussed in the thread starting at <post#=324885>post 324885</post#> may give you a clearer flavour.
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    Re: Office Developer (XP)

    Have you checked the web, Catharine? I know I bought it on the web just before Christmas, which was after the Dec 15 pull date for MS to stop distributing it. I don't know whether my being in the US made any difference or not, although the description said it was only for US and Canada sale. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    It is apparently for sale on the web in the US - however bringing it in from the US apparently gives the person funding the purchase a problem. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Office Developer (XP)

    Hey - whaat do you know. I totted up the prices for Visual Tools for Office + Visual Studio .Net Pro + a copy of Office XP which apparently combines to form the replacement for Office XP Developer. Suddenly the purchasing person can buy from the US. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Office Developer (XP)

    I think you mean a copy of Office 2003, not Office XP. And I think there's an additional charge for the Access tools if you want to distribute databases. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Office Developer (XP)

    It is unclear from my subscription whether the Access Tools are distributed separately from VSTO. Are they in fact sold separately?
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    Re: Office Developer (XP)

    The Access tools are a separate module, but I don't know whether they are sold for an additional price or come as a part of the VSTO. Microsoft has made the whole thing so confusing, that I'm waiting for someone else to figure it out before I take the plunge! <img src=/S/headthrob.gif border=0 alt=headthrob width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Office Developer (XP)

    This probably doesn't help, but... at the Launch Event, Developer Track, they gave out a pack of CDs:
    <UL><LI>Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System
    <LI>Access 2003 Developer Extensions *
    <LI>Visual Basic .net Standard *
    <LI>Visual Studio net Prerequisites
    <LI>MSDN Library for Visual Studio .NET 2003 (3 discs)
    <LI>SQL Server 2003 Developer Edition, Release A *
    <LI>SQL Server 2000 SP 3a
    <LI>Windows 2000 SP4[/list]The * items have product keys on the CD envelopes. The ADE_EULA.TXT file on the Access 2003 Developer Extensions CD says:<blockquote><hr>1.8 License Grant for Samples and Redistributable Code. ...
    You may reproduce and distribute copies of the programs and files listed in the REDIST.TXT file of the Software, and the SETUP.EXE, ACCESSRT.MSI, and ACCESSRT.CAB files located in any version of Microsoft

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    Re: Office Developer (XP)

    Well you see I want to develop for people using office 2000/XP - so I can't see where buying office 2003 would get me anything but compatibility issues. I could be wrong about that - but ...
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    Re: Office Developer (XP)

    See whether the attached VS .NET 2003 COM Add-In will attach an item called Button Faces to your Excel Tools Menu commands on both Office XP and Office 2000. It installs using regsvr32. HTH
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    Re: Office Developer (XP)

    Even tho I have Office 2000 Developer and Office XP Developer, I find that it is easier, and cleaner, to use VB 6 to:

    1. Develop DLLs for use withe Office apps.
    2. Automate Office apps from VB 6.

    An advantage in using VB 6 is that you can create VB 6 DLLs that can also be used with Office 97, which is limited by VBA 5. This allows features in VB 6, not in VBA 5, to be used with Office 97.

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    Re: Office Developer (XP)

    But if you primarily develop in Access, building it in VB instead is a LOT of work. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Office Developer (XP)

    I suspect Howard, as well as many other people, are looking at solutions which fit more than just Access.

    If that's the case, COMs in VB become very practical.

    And add-ins in .Net, which involve distribution of dotNet runtime, become a problem.
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