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Modifying the Task Pane App Into Content App Using Visual Studio 2012

Posted by Megha Goyal Articles | Office Development August 14, 2012
This article explains how to convert a task pane app into a content app using Visual Studio 2012.
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In this article I will explain how to convert a task pane app into a content app using Visual Studio 2012. For this we must make various modifications in the application.

Let's have a look at the following steps:

  1. First go to Visual Studio 2012 RC.
     
  2. Then go to File -> Open -> Project.
     
  3. Here we will open the taskpane project. So just go to the location of your project.

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  4. Click on the Open button.

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  5. Here we have opened the project named Hello World.

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  6. Here under the project name just double-click on the manifest file named hello world .xml.

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  7. In the first line is the xsi : type attribute; in this manifest file the TaskPaneApp value has been set.

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  8. To change the task pane app into a content app just set the value from TaskPaneApp to ContentApp.

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  9. Now press F5 key or just select the start debugging under the Debug menu option.

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  10. The output window will appear like this.

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  11. In this the Contents are coming in the Excelsheet itself.

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