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Office XP PIAs

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  • Version: 1.0
  • Category: Redistributable Component
  • Language: English

Download the Office XP PIAs and use them to develop Office XP solutions with Visual Studio .NET.

  • To make Microsoft® Office® XP applications available to Microsoft Visual Studio® .NET developers, Microsoft has created several primary interop assemblies (PIAs) that contain the official description of commonly used Microsoft Office XP type libaries for applications such as Microsoft Access 2002, Microsoft Excel 2002, Microsoft FrontPage® 2002, and more.

    Microsoft has customized the Office XP PIAs to make it easier for managed code to interoperate with the Office XP COM type libraries. Avoid using any Office XP COM interop assembly that is not provided as part of the Office XP PIAs, or any Office XP COM interop assembly that is generated by Microsoft Visual Studio .NET at design time because they are considered unofficial.


Status: Deleted

This download is no longer available on The downloads below are archives provided by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine from the Microsoft Download Center prior to August 2020.

SHA1: b72187221c34d764b19597edd26be635241c8a78
1.61 MB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows XP

    • Microsoft Office XP
    • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET for solution developers, or the Microsoft .NET Framework Redistributable for end users

    For more information on these products, including additional system requirements, visit the Visual Studio .NET Web site or the .NET Development Web page on MSDN.

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