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Software Architecture & Development

Microsoft Office 2000 (v. 9.0 ) .NET Interop

I had to develop an application that uses Office components. I went to as hope this would help me in using MS Office objects. As I am with Ms Office XP on my development machine I had no problems.

The problems arised when I had to start testing whole application. As an requirement we support MS Office 2000 and my application should work on it.

Unfotunately there is quite big diffrence between these two version of Office systems and my program broke.

So I created this Office 2000 Primary Interop Assemblies (PIAs). Office2k PIA.exe (449.48 KB)

For more information about Office PIAs go on MSDN.


I have finally found time to prepare for exam 070-320 Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with MS C# .NET and the MS .NET Framework. I got this exam and I am MCAD.NET
I need one more (very easy for me ) exam for MCSD.NET - it is 70-305: Developing and Implementing Web Applications with MS VB® .NET and MS Visual Studio® .NET that I am going to get it in begining of year 2005.