Calling Web APIs from Microsoft Office

In Chapter 8, you explored various ways that you can call XML Web APIs from mobile devices. You can also use XML Web APIs to expand the features offered in your solutions written in Microsoft Office. This chapter covers various ways you can integrate Web APIs into Microsoft Office programs. Some of these methods require an additional software program or toolkit, whereas others can be done with just Microsoft Office and VBA. More specifically, this chapter covers the following:

□ Calling a Web API using VBA and HTTP from Microsoft Excel

□ Installing the SOAP Web services toolkit for VBA

□ Calling a Web API using VBA and SOAP from Microsoft Excel

□ Installing Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System

□ Calling a Web API using the Visual Studio Tools program and SOAP from Microsoft Word

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