This is a follow on from my overview of Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO). If you are interested in learning more then here’s a list of resources.
General VSTO resources
|MSDN VSTO Developer Portal
This is the best place to start in terms of getting up to speed with what is happening in the VSTO world. See also the MSDN Intro to VSTO.
This is where I learn most of the tips for coding with VSTO, simply by reading through what problems people are having and how they are being solved by experts like Cindy Meister and Sue Mosher.
Cindy also has an excellent VSTO 2008 Resource List on the forum.
|How Do I videos
I love this site. Steve Hansen and Ty Anderson do most of these excellent videos. Most videos are between 10 and 15 minutes long which makes them ideal for watching when you need a quick break.
The Microsoft VSTO blog. Contributed to by a number of authors including Christin Boyd, Harry Miller, Mary Lee and Beth Massi, this is a useful (and sometimes entertaining!) resource.
Make sure you watch Harry’s videos.
|VSTO Code Gallery
Download code for a range of VSTO add-ins. Most come with documentation and each has a discussion thread for asking questions.
This is where you’ll find the code samples for the VSTO MSI Installer walk-through.
|Visual Studio Tools for Office videos
A collection of simple videos demonstrating key VSTO techniques.
Make sure you also check out the MSDN section on VSTO architecture.
|VSTO on Office Zealot
Office Zealot is a great resource for all things office, including VSTO.
Since my focus is predominantly on Outlook 2007 add-ins this is a favourite site of mine. And make sure you check out the Forums – very helpful.
This page alone is worth viewing, as it gives a comprehensive overview of VSTO and links to a number of references.
The site is managed by the amazing Sue Mosher.
VSTO related Blogs
As mentioned above the official Microsoft VSTO blog is well worth reading.
An excellent resource that dives into the nitty-gritty of VSTO.
Eric is a long time VSTO expert (and author).
John blogs about VSTO, SharePoint and a whole bunch of Office related stuff. Aside: John is one of the most energetic presenters I’ve ever seen!
Nikhil covers a range of topics including VSTO and SharePoint workflow.
A fantastic blog, especially covering setup and deployment.
Primarily a VB blog, but includes VSTO content as well. Kathleen wrote one of the first books I read on VSTO.
More focused on OBA in general than VSTO specifically, but definitely one to keep on your regular blog reading list.
Andrew has a useful collection of deployment related resources here.
Have I missed something obvious? Please leave me a comment and I’ll add it to the list.