Add-ins developed using the COM technology do not have to be initially installed on the end-user computer. The AttachAddIn(<Location>,<Name>,<Type>) method gets the add-in file from the infobase (provided that the file is stored in the infobase) and calls the DllInstall function, which registers add-in objects. If the registration at the user side is unsuccessful, the DllRegisterServer function is called. If the user does not have enough access rights, add-in registration and attachment are not allowed. Developers must provide a possibility to register the add-in from a user account with their current rights. If the add-in has its own installer, the installation process must include the add-in registration for all of the computer users.
Specifics of add-in development using COM