Microsoft Office Web Components resources

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Author: Alvin Bruney MVP
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SUMMARY

This article describes how to find resources for all versions of the OWC.

SYMPTOMS

The Microsoft Office Web Components have been plagued by a lack of documentation. Developers often find it difficult to find information concerning the usage and implementation of the OWC object model's interface.

CAUSE

There is sufficient documentation available for the Microsoft Office Web Components. However, these resources are not easy to find.

RESOLUTION

This is a comprehensive list of Office Web Component Resources.
 
Newsgroups dedicated to the Office Web Components
   microsoft.public.office.developer.web.components
 
Books dedicated to the Office Web Components
 • The O.W.C. Black Book Second Edition
     Alvin Bruney 2007
 • The Microsoft Office Web Components Black Book with .NET
     Alvin Bruney 2005
 • Professional Asp Programming Guide for Office Web Component: With
    Office 2000 and Office XP          Qimao Zhang 2001
 • Programming Microsoft Office 2000 Web Components
    Dave Stearns 2000

Resources available on the Internet.
 
General
 
OWC 9
 http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-    us/dno2kta/html/ofintrowbcom.asp
OWC reference
 http://www.webtropy.com/articles/art14-2.asp?Interop=OWC
OWC preview
 http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/      seminar/mmcfeed/mmcdisplayfeed.asp?lang=en&product=103335&audience=100402
OWC Book excerpt
 http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-    us/dnowcbk/html/odc_chap4owc.asp
OWC and VB
 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;235542
OWC incorrect help topics
 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;229577
Deployment
 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;828950
O.W.C. Outside of Internet Explorer
 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q231094/
Web Component download
 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=982B0359-0A86-4FB2- A7EE-5F3A499515DD&displaylang=EN
Security vulnerability white paper
 http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS02-044.mspx
OWC limitations
 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;317316
Registration free COM components
 http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-    us/dndotnet/html/whypriinterop.asp
Connecting to XML Web Services
 http://support.microsoft.com/?id=315695
OWC PIA's
 http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-    us/dnoxpta/html/odc_oxppias.asp
Interactive usage
 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555094
 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;286278
Handling events for the O.W.C.
 http://support.microsoft.com/?id=328275 .
 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319342/EN-US/
 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319341/EN-US/
 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319559/EN-US/
Office Automation
 http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-    us/dno2kta/html/offaut.asp
OWC vulnerabilities
 http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news/article.php/3851_1016171
 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/04/09/a_trio_of_msoffice_security/
Licensing
 http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url= /     workshop/components/activex/licensing.asp
 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q243006/
 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555075
 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q243006/
 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555094
 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555075
 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=      http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/q288/7/29.asp&NoWebContent=1
 http://www.microsoft.com/office/previous/xp/developer/platform/ owcfaq.asp
 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;243006
MDAC 2.5 download
 http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/downloads/default.aspx
OWC langauge reference
 http://msdn.microsoft.com/office/understanding/owc/default.aspx
 http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-    us/owcvba10/html/octocwhatsnew.asp
 
Charting Component
Dynamic Chart Generation
 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;244049
Combination Charts
 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=286211
Streaming charts to browser
 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=
 http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/q264/0/96.asp& NoWebContent=1
Server-side chart generation
 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;244049
Charting with the O.W.C.
 http://aspnet.4guysfromrolla.com/articles/080603-1.aspx
Binding charts to datasources
 http://support.microsoft.com/?id=288907
Custom drawing
 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555162
Null data points
 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q286317
Binding charts to xml datasource
 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http:// support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/q286/2/12.asp&NoWebContent=1

Pivot Table Component
Pivot Table Cloned Member issue resolution
 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q301582/
Extracting aggregates values
 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q286210/
Retrieving filtered members
 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q302101/
OWC installation issues
 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;288739
Pivot Table List View Programming
 http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010345791033.aspx
Pivot Table List in Access form
 http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=298764
Pivot Table rendering
 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;294798
Pivot Table hyperlink support
 http://support.microsoft.com/?id=317630
Pivot Table code and VB
 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/235542
OLAP
 http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-    us/dnexcl2k2/html/odc_XLOWCOlap.asp
 http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/03/10/OLAP/
   Spreadsheet Component
Exporting data
 http://www.wimdows.net/articles/article.aspx?aid=15
Com Add-Ins with Excel
 http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HP052386071033.aspx
 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q256624/
OWC Resources and object models for XP and 2000
 http://msdn.microsoft.com/office/previous/components/default.aspx
 http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-    us/owcvba10/html/octocmsowcobjectmodels.asp
Word integration basics
 http://www.pcquest.com/content/search/showarticle.asp? artid=43566
Convert ADO.NET dataset to ADO recordset
 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316337
Streaming Excel to the browser
 http://www.eggheadcafe.com/articles/20021220.asp
OWC help and support
 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;kbhowto&sd=gn&ln=en-us
Spreadsheet cell linking
 http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-    us/dnacc2k2/html/odc_acprogpvt.asp
Excel spreadsheet programming
 http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-    us/dnacbk02/html/odc_4010c12.asp
OWC programming
 http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-    us/odeopg/html/deovrworkingwithofficewebcomponents.asp

MORE INFORMATION

If these resources are unable to solve your problems, Microsoft Product Group fully supports all versions of the Office Web Components. Simply submit a support incident in order to resolve your issue.

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Article ID: 555237 - Last Review: January 14, 2008 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Web Components
  • Microsoft ASP.NET 1.1
  • Microsoft ASP.NET 1.0
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2003
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