In this article, you will learn how to re-enable a VSTO add-in that has been disabled.

Disabled VSTO Add-ins

Whenever running our VSTO Add-in application, sometimes we see one dialog box with Yes & No buttons.

When you click "Yes", the VSTO Add-in will be disabled for a long time until we enable it. So please check the following steps to enable VSTO Adds-In our Word application.

Step 1

Click the "File" menu in Microsoft Office.

Step 2

Once we click the "File" menu, then it will open another menu with "Options" button. Click the "Options".

Step 3

Once we click the "Options" button, it will open a dialog box. Then, click the "Add-ins" in the left menu panel.

Step 4

The "Add-ins" will provide multiple options, but we need to enable the Add-ins in our application; so click your application name (WordAddIn1 is our app name) inside the "Disabled Application Add-ins" list. Then, select "Manage" as "Disabled Items" in the drop-down list and click the "Go" button.

Step 5

Once we click the "Go" button, it will pop up one more dialog box. In that dialog box, just click and select your app name and then click the "Enable" button. Then, click "OK" button in "Step 4". Once we have done this, the customized Add-ins will start appearing in the Office application.


We learned how to re-enable a VSTO Add-in that has been disabled in MS Word. Hope this article will be useful for beginners.

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