Microsoft includes rich development and validation tools for Office related projects in Visual Studio 2015.
Similarly, this command-line validator helps developers: This validator calls into the same validation service as the Office store, so that developers get the most up-to-date and accurate feedback from Office.
When the installation completes, restart your console (or if you are using Windows, restart your machine) to ensure you use the updated system environment variables. For more information, see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact [email protected] any additional questions or comments.
Now, instead of typing your list values in the data validation Source box, you add the name that you just defined, preceded by an Equal (=) sign.
Office File Validation is now available as an optional add-on for Microsoft Office 20.
Although the protection it provides is far from comprehensive, the protection is significant enough to warrant its use.
I recommend that Office 2003 and Office 2007 users install Office File Validation to help minimize the attack surface of the Microsoft Office products.
It is important to realize, however, that because Microsoft Office File Validation does not block all malformed files, additional runtime exploit mitigations should be used to help keep you safe.
The blog entry about fuzzing Microsoft Office outlines these mitigations.