A Task Pane is a new feature included in Microsoft
Office XP. It is a dockable dialog window that gives users a convenient way to
use commands, gather information, and modify their documents. An Office Task
Pane can contain one or more pages, and each page is broken up into sections.
Developers can programmatically manipulate the Task Pane to perform certain
functions such as view the pane, dock or undock the window, and add custom
information to the New Item page that is common among all Office XP