Office Tool: COM Shim Wizards

Wizards you can use to create COM shim DLLs for managed Office application extensions. COM shims allow you to isolate managed extensions from each other, and help to increase the security of these extensions.
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      This download provides Visual Studio .NET wizards to help you create shims for three types of managed Office extensions: COM add-ins, smart tags, and real-time data components. Use COM shims to help achieve better security and isolation for your managed Office extensions.
  • Supported Operating Systems:

    Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

      • This download works with the following applications:
        • Office 2000
        • Office XP
        • Office 2003
        • .NET Framework v1.1
        • Visual Studio .NET 2003
    • To install this download:
      1. Download the OfficeToolCOMShimWizards.exe program file by clicking the Download link (above) and saving the file to your hard disk.
      2. Double-click the saved file, and follow the instructions in the InstallShield Wizard.
      3. The InstallShield Wizard unzips the installation files to the default location of C:\COMShimWizardSetup (or a location of your choosing) and runs Setup.exe to install the COM Shim Wizard to C:\Program Files\Microsoft\COM Shim Wizards.
      To remove this download:

      To remove the download file itself, delete the file OfficeToolCOMShimWizards.exe.

      To remove the installed files, delete the following from your installation directory:
      • COMShimWizardSetup.msi
      • Setup.Exe
      • Setup.Ini
      • COMShimWizardSetup subdirectory

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