Wednesday, April 9, 2014

app.config for Office Addin

When you are developing a plugin office our settings should be saved in the app.config, but unfortunately this results in Excel.exe.config, Winword.exe.config, etc..

To solve this problem simply create a new .config file with the following name:

Visual Studio will create a new file called <pluginname>.dll.config and this is what our plugin will read, as evidenced by the following statement

Remember to set up file property to "Copy to output directory"

See MSDN page

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