Add-In installation without Add-In Manager

Once prepared, we want to deploy our Excel Add-Ins to users. Typically, an Add-In Manager is used to install Microsoft Office Add-Ins. There’s nothing but some Registry entries we can write ourselves. A simple Delphi console application can be used to do this and deployment can be done with a batch file which runs from login script, for example. Continue reading

Excel Automation Add-Ins with Delphi

Automation Add-ins can be in-process or out-of-process COM servers and implementation of IDTExtensibility2 is optional. This is what you may find on Microsoft’s Website if you’re searching information about Automation Add-Ins. It implies that every COM server can be used as an Excel Automation Add-In due to the fact that implementation of the mentioned interface is optional. Continue reading