How to create and manipulate an Office PowerPoint instance by using Office Automation in Visual C++, in Visual C#, and in Visual Basic.NET


This article describes an All-In-One Code Framework sample that is available for download. This code sample includes a step-by-step guide for creating and manipulating a Microsoft Office PowerPoint instance by using Office Automation in Visual C++, in Visual C#, and in Visual Basic.NET.

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Technical overview

The code sample automates Office PowerPoint to perform the following operations in Visual C++, in Visual C#, and in Visual Basic.NET.
  1. Create an Office PowerPoint instance.
  2. Create a new presentation.
  3. Insert a new slide.
  4. Add text to the slide.
  5. Save the presentation.
  6. Close the Office PowerPoint instance, and then clean up unmanaged COM resources.

Note For more information about how to create the sample application and how to deploy the sample application, see the Readme.txt file that is included in the download package.

Technology category

  • Office Solutions Development


This code sample involves the following programming languages:
LanguageProject Name
Visual C++CppAutomatePowerPoint
Visual C#CSAutomatePowerPoint
Visual Basic .NETVBAutomatePowerPoint


  • You must run this code sample on a computer that has Office PowerPoint 2007 installed.
  • This sample application was created by using Visual Studio 2008 with Service Pack 1 installed.


  • Office Automation PowerPoint

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Article ID: 979699 - Last Review: Feb 5, 2010 - Revision: 1