VSTO, VSTO & SharePoint Search
Oh VSTO, how I've missed thee. I am being slightly sarcastic but it's true. In my new professional life of picking and choosing which contracts I want to take on, the first one I've taken on is a VSTO Word project. A huge and convoluted project that, if/when it works, will be very cool. We are using VSTO SE for automation and I spent a good couple of hours this morning banging my head against the wall. I hemmed and hawed and thought "MAN, I've been working with SharePoint so long, I've forgotten how to be a Word developer!" It wasn't until after I got so frustrated that I pinged a VSTO team member who replicated my problem and agreed it was screwey behaviour that I got my confidence back that maybe I know how to automate Office still. I'm still in the process of dusting off my VSTO gloves... and I'm diving deep into working with content controls.
I invite you to check out this blog post if you are looking for some cool demo code of how to create an authentication provider using a SharePoint list... cool idea!