Question [VSTO] Is It possible to use like web server?

j2kkjs2

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Hi,

When deploying using VSTO, is it possible to use centrally created functions such as web server?

I am making add-in in excel using VSTO.

When user click the added button, I want to get the policy from the central server and make it work. Is it possible?
 

Skydiver

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Yes.

VSTO is just a framework to make it easier for you to create add-ins for Office applications, and to interact with Office applications. What you do with your code using that framework is all up to you. If you want to call a web service from add-in, have at it.

Now the thing to watch out for: modern antivirus programs are now switching over to behavior based profiling of applications. If the antivirus suddenly sees Word doing web accesses when it normally would not expect it, the AV may decide to flag Word as not behaving normally.
 
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