BUG: Migrating VSTO Word 2008 document to later versions of VSTO

August 29, 2013

I attempted to upgrade a Word 2007 document-level customization, created with VSTO 2008 to VSTO 2012 and Word 2013 the other day. Even after following all the migration steps, I was still getting an error message for the Document Designer: “Designer failed to load correctly. Do not use the Designer to work on the document […]


Trapping events on a repeating section content control

August 21, 2013

[This is the follow-up to a previous post about mapping repeating content controls to a custom XML part.] As a developer, you might want to be notified when the user adds a new set of mapped nodes to a repeating section, or deletes a set. If you look for events for Content Controls to help […]


Repeating section content control in Word 2013

August 20, 2013

Some significant improvements were made to Word’s content controls in Word 2013. You can find an overview here. One interesting capability is a new kind of content control that brings back some of the functionality lost when XML nodes technology had to be pulled from Word due to the court decision in 2009. In the […]