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Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime


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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 9/5/2018.

Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime is required to run Microsoft Office based solutions built using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017.

Prerequisite Note

Running Office customizations built for this version of Visual Studio Tools for Office requires at least one of the following versions of Microsoft Office: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016. However, this package does not have an Office install as a pre-requisite. It will attempt to discover an Office install before it proceeds, but it will only provide a warning if one is not found.

To install Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install vstor2010

To upgrade Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade vstor2010


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageArgs = @{
       packageName  = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
       url           = ''
       fileType      = 'EXE'
       Checksum      = '2B656781C884647A5368DADB0A4D63488413EA59A86D73E1802308D526B2BF84'
       checksumType  = 'sha256'
       softwareName  = 'Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime*'
       silentArgs    = '/quiet /norestart'
       validExitCodes= @(0, 3010)
    $OfficeApps = 'winword.exe','excel.exe','outlook.exe','powerpnt.exe','vision.exe','infopath.exe','winproj.exe'
    $OfficeVersions = 12,14,15,16
    $Found = $false
    foreach ($app in $OfficeApps) {
       $RegPath = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\$App"
       if (Test-Path $RegPath) {
          $key = Get-ItemProperty -Path $RegPath -Name "Path"
          $ver = $key.path -replace '.*?(\d\d)\\$','$1'
          if ($OfficeVersions -contains $ver) {
             $Found = $true
    if (-not $Found) {
       Write-Warning "No required application of MS Office was found!"
       Write-Warning "The install will continue, but customizations written"
       Write-Warning "for this runtime will not work without MS Office."
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs 
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $SoftwareName = 'Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime*'
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $softwareName
    if ($key.Count -eq 0) {
       Write-Warning "$env:ChocolateyPackageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    } elseif ($key.Count -le 2) {
       # VSTOR install usually creates two uninstall keys.  Either does the job fully,
       #    but only one is silent for Chocolatey's Automatic Uninstaller
       $uninstallString = $key[0].UninstallString
       if ($uninstallString -like 'MsiExec*') {
          $packageArgs = @{
             packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
             softwareName  = $SoftwareName
             file          = $uninstallString
             fileType      = 'MSI'
             silentArgs    = "/qn /norestart"
             validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641) #
       } else {
          $packageArgs = @{
             packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
             softwareName  = $SoftwareName
             file          = $uninstallString
             fileType      = 'EXE'
             silentArgs    =  '/uninstall /quiet /norestart'
             validExitCodes= @(0)
       Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 2) {
       Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
       Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
       Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
       $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}
  • tools\ Show
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    for this software, unless other terms accompany those items. If so, those terms apply.
    **If you comply with these license terms, you have the rights below.**
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        * publish the software for others to copy;
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        * transfer the software or this agreement to any third party; or
        * use the software for commercial software hosting services.
    3.  **BACKUP COPY.** You may make one backup copy of the software. You may use it only to reinstall the software.
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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime 10.0.60724 802 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 approved

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