Building Excel Media Player - Part 1

Excel is a very versatile tool and is often used in ways that are hard to imagine. This blog post is a follow up of Joe's post "Unusual (but cool!) Uses of Excel" . I am going to show you how to use Excel for rapid application development using the new Office Art graphics Engine, […]

Excel is a very versatile tool and is often used in ways that are hard to imagine. This blog post is a follow up of Joe's post "Unusual (but cool!) Uses of Excel" . I am going to show you how to use Excel for rapid application development using the new Office Art graphics Engine, ActiveX, Table Objects, VBA (Excel OM and ActiveX), and a touch of custom Ribbon code. The complete solution description will be split up over several posts, with the following topics covered in each:

Part 1

  • Building UI using Office Graphics

Part 2

  • Using ActiveX Controls
  • Table Manipulation
  • Data Analysis

Part 3

  • Context Menus
  • Ribbon UI