I install the latest 2007 Office System Beta 2 build in my dev machine this morning, the first dialog box make me confused immediately:
I select English and process installation, but the title and language are displayed (as Spanish I guess) in all of the remaining steps.. so I aborted and start step 1 installation again. This time, I select the first item in the ListBox (Pay attention to the title in the diagram above) and process the installation.
After installation, another locale problem found because I can not run my VSTO application! An error message come out:
(Exception from HRESULT: 0x80028018 (TYPE_E_INVDATAREAD))
I searched up and down and found this "unbelievable" fix: http://blogs.msdn.com/eric_carter/archive/2005/06/15/429515.aspx
[Copy the Excel.EXE (Application file) and rename it as XLLEX.DLL (Application Extension) file then it work? What's the secret and logic?]
Ok, this fix the problem, but I found the linkage of VSTO runtime and CLR runtime were lost. (Another error message come out:
The CLR runtime could not be loaded... blah blah). Therefore, I have to manually re-register the VSTO load up runtime, done. My VSTO app run again.
I heard lots of good feedback about 2007 Office System Beta 2 build, so I want to give it a try once I received the DVD. However, the experience of installatio make me so worry now... I can fix all problems apparently, but this blog
mentioned that I may face other "unexpected" and "unknown" problem in different locale and CultureInfo environment for my VSTO solution... How can I make sure everything is alright because I'm pretty sure there're lots of combination and locale for my VSTO clients and information workers in my company. :(