[Ironruby-core] IronRuby for Office AddIns

Tinco Andringa mail at tinco.nl
Wed Dec 1 20:56:57 EST 2010

You can download Visual C# Express for free. There is also the
MonoDevelop IDE which is free. Beside that you can use any text editor
together with the ironruby and c# compiler to work in any way you want

I am not certain how the Office addin's work but usually that kind of
thing works with a (.net) dll that exposes some interface
implementation. I'd advice you to look into what kind of interface
Office has, and wether you can do this by compiling a ruby file to a
dll, or making a small c# wrapper which invokes the ruby code in a
separate file or embedded resource.

I hope I gave you some terms to google :)


On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 13:37, Jascha Luelsdorf <lists at ruby-forum.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to write an Outlook(2003 & 2010)-AddIn in Ruby (IronRuby), but
> I'm not pretty sure, whether this is possible.
> The AddIn should bring up a new icon in Outlooks' CommandBar and should
> read contact items.
> I just found some examples, where they put Ruby-Code into a C#-Wrapper
> what is not what I want.
> The main thing I want to avoid (to be honest) is that I don't want to
> have to buy Visual Studio for a couple of hundreds (thousands?) of
> dollars.
> I am new to the whole .NET-World and I'm not much into the concept by
> now.
> Can you give me a hint to point me in the right direction?
> Thanks,
> Josch
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