MapPoint 2010 COM Add-In RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,


    From MapPoint I'm trying to run the COM Add-In which fails with the message, "not a valid Office add-in".

    I'm referencing the steps outlined in the ms980069 support document.

    Any insight would be appreciated. My goal is to use available shapefiles in MapPoint.

    Thanks much,

    Walt N

    Thursday, March 13, 2014 4:44 PM

All replies

  • Which add-in are you trying to install?

    If it is one of our own, then you must use the installer that we ship our add-ins with. The "COM Add-ins" menu item does not work with any of our add-in extensions.

    Richard Marsden
    MapPoint Add-ins at Mapping-Tools.com

    Friday, March 14, 2014 2:00 PM
  • Hi Richard,

    I downloaded the Microsoft MapPoint Spatial Data Import Add-in.exe file from Microsoft.

    Ran the executable which extracted to my local drive, c:/Program Files(x86)/Microsoft MapPoint 2010/MapPoint Spatial Data Import Com Add-in Sample/SpatialDataImportCode folder.

    From MapPoint I attempt to run the Add-in from Tools, COM Add-ins....search and select the SpatialDataImport.dll file.

    At this point the error is encountered. 

    Sounds like I shouldn't use Tools, COM Add-ins in MapPoint.

    Where would I find the installer that you ship with your add-ins? 

    Thanks much,

    Walt N

    Monday, March 17, 2014 4:17 PM