How to program a Microsoft Outlook, Excel,
Word and PowerPoint add-in in Delphi

Add-in Express™
for Microsoft® Office and Delphi® VCL

Add-in Express for Microsoft Office and Delphi VCL - Public Release

[11 Oct, 2013]   Version 7.5.1217


ADDED:

  • Support for Delphi XE5.
  • NonActionControl value to the TadxRibbonCommandTarget enumeration.
  • OnPropertyChanging event to the TadxRibbonCommand component.

FIXED:

  • A wrong RTD topic was invoked in some situations.
  • In Outlook 2013, a dock-based region disappeared after switching between folders when two or more add-ins were loaded.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Outlook 2000-2013 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be set. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See also the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • TadxOlForm placed in the WebViewPane region is flickering when switching between folders.

Outlook 2010 and 2013 Issues:

  • TopSubpane, BottomSubpane, RightSubpane, LeftSubpane and FolderView regions for appointment folders do not work. We recommend using the DockTop, DockBottom, DockRight and DockLeft regions as an alternative.
  • Add-ins containing advanced regions built on Add-in Express 2009 (v. 5.x) are incompatible with add-ins built on Add-in Express 7.x.
  • An TadxOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.

Outlook 2010 Issues:

  • For the elBottomTodoBar region to work correctly, either Appointments or Task List should be enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Outlook 2013 Issues:

  • elBottomTodoBar region does not work.

Social Connector Outlook Add-in Issues:

  • In Outlook 2003 - 2013, advanced regions may work incorrectly if the Social Connector Add-in is enabled/disabled manually. Outlook should be restarted for advanced regions to work correctly.
  • In Outlook 2003 - 2013, the elReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

  • Native Office 2010 custom task panes may not show up when a new instance of InfoPath is opened.

Add-in Express for Microsoft Office and Delphi VCL - Public Release

[25 Jun, 2013]   Version 7.4.1215


ADDED:

  • Support for Delphi XE4.
  • Visible property to the TadxRibbonSeparator class.
  • SplitterSize property to the TadxOlFormsCollectionItem, TadxExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem, TadxWordTaskPanesCollectionItem and TadxPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem classes.

FIXED:

  • Office 64bit host applications crashed on start-up if the TAddInModule.HandleShortcuts property was set to True.
  • Advanced task panes did not show up in Word 2003 if the project was built in Delphi 2010.
  • In Outlook 2013, four standard command bars were added to the Inspector window of a Note item.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Outlook 2000-2013 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be set. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See also the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • TadxOlForm placed in the WebViewPane region is flickering when switching between folders.

Outlook 2010 and 2013 Issues:

  • TopSubpane, BottomSubpane, RightSubpane, LeftSubpane and FolderView regions for appointment folders do not work. We recommend using the DockTop, DockBottom, DockRight and DockLeft regions as an alternative.
  • Add-ins containing advanced regions built on Add-in Express 2009 (v. 5.x) are incompatible with add-ins built on Add-in Express 7.x.
  • An TadxOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.

Outlook 2010 Issues:

  • For the elBottomTodoBar region to work correctly, either Appointments or Task List should be enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Outlook 2013 Issues:

  • elBottomTodoBar region does not work.

Social Connector Outlook Add-in Issues:

  • In Outlook 2003 - 2013, advanced regions may work incorrectly if the Social Connector Add-in is enabled/disabled manually. Outlook should be restarted for advanced regions to work correctly.
  • In Outlook 2003 - 2013, the elReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

  • Native Office 2010 custom task panes may not show up when a new instance of InfoPath is opened.

Add-in Express for Microsoft Office and Delphi VCL - Public Release

[20 Dec, 2012]   Version 7.3.1213


ADDED:

  • Support for Office 2013 RTM.
  • Support for Delphi XE3.
  • OnBeforeDisplayAlerts event to the TadxCOMAddInModule class.
  • UpdateTopics methods to the TadxXlRTDServerModule class.

FIXED:

  • In Excel 2010 and 2013, the Create Sparklines dialog did not work if an advanced task pane was embedded.
  • Custom controls could not be added to the context menu of items returned in the Outlook Advanced Find dialog.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Outlook 2000-2013 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be set. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See also the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • TadxOlForm placed in the WebViewPane region is flickering when switching between folders.

Outlook 2010 and 2013 Issues:

  • TopSubpane, BottomSubpane, RightSubpane, LeftSubpane and FolderView regions for appointment folders do not work. We recommend using the DockTop, DockBottom, DockRight and DockLeft regions as an alternative.
  • Add-ins containing advanced regions built on Add-in Express 2009 (v. 5.x) are incompatible with add-ins built on Add-in Express 7.x.
  • An TadxOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.

Outlook 2010 Issues:

  • For the elBottomTodoBar region to work correctly, either Appointments or Task List should be enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Outlook 2013 Issues:

  • elBottomTodoBar region does not work.

Social Connector Outlook Add-in Issues:

  • In Outlook 2003 - 2013, advanced regions may work incorrectly if the Social Connector Add-in is enabled/disabled manually. Outlook should be restarted for advanced regions to work correctly.
  • In Outlook 2003 - 2013, the elReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

  • Native Office 2010 custom task panes may not show up when a new instance of InfoPath is opened.

Add-in Express for Microsoft Office and Delphi VCL - Public Release

[25 Sep, 2012]   Version 7.2.1212


ADDED:

  • Beta support for Office 2013 Customer Preview.

FIXED:

  • OnADXBeforeCellEdit and OnADXAfterCellEdit events were not raised when inserting Excel functions via the Insert Function wizard.
  • Unexpected Unicode symbols were added to a message body when composing an email in some scenarios.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Outlook 2000-2013 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be set. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See also the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • TadxOlForm placed in the WebViewPane region is flickering when switching between folders.

Outlook 2010 and 2013 Issues:

  • TopSubpane, BottomSubpane, RightSubpane, LeftSubpane and FolderView regions for appointment folders do not work. We recommend using the DockTop, DockBottom, DockRight and DockLeft regions as an alternative.
  • Add-ins containing advanced regions built on Add-in Express 2009 (v. 5.x) are incompatible with add-ins built on Add-in Express 7.x.
  • An TadxOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.

Outlook 2010 Issues:

  • For the elBottomTodoBar region to work correctly, either Appointments or Task List should be enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Outlook 2013 Issues:

  • elBottomTodoBar region does not work.

Social Connector Outlook Add-in Issues:

  • In Outlook 2003 - 2013, advanced regions may work incorrectly if the Social Connector Add-in is enabled/disabled manually. Outlook should be restarted for advanced regions to work correctly.
  • In Outlook 2003 - 2013, the elReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

  • Native Office 2010 custom task panes may not show up when a new instance of InfoPath is opened.

Add-in Express for Microsoft Office and Delphi VCL - Public Release

[14 May, 2012]   Version 7.1.1211


ADDED:

  • New visual style of advanced regions and advanced task panes for Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint 2007 and 2010.
  • Support for Delphi XE2 Update Pack 3.
  • Target property to the TadxBackstageHyperlink class.
  • Support for minimized dock-based regions in Outlook 2007 and 2010.
  • VisualStyle property to the TadxOlFormsManager, TadxExcelTaskPanesManager, TadxWordTaskPanesManager and TadxPowerPointTaskPanesManager components.

FIXED:

  • TadxOlForm placed in the elDockTop layout increased in size after switching Outlook 2007 command bars to the "Large icons" mode.
  • Controls using the Anchors property became invisible after restoring a minimized advanced Excel task pane.
  • An exception in Outlook 2010 x64 when two or more add-ins added an advanced region to the same dock-based layout.
  • An advanced region embedded into the Reading Pane remained invisible after a small Outlook Explorer window was restored to the normal size.
  • The size of a dock-based advanced Outlook region was not saved if the Splitter property was set to sbNone.
  • Excel 2010 crashed during recalculation of a user-defined function that received data from an RTD Server.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Outlook 2000-2010 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be set. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See also the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • TadxOlForm placed in the WebViewPane region is flickering when switching between folders.

Outlook 2010 Issues:

  • TopSubpane, BottomSubpane, RightSubpane, LeftSubpane and FolderView regions for appointment folders do not work in Outlook 2010. We recommend using the DockTop, DockBottom, DockRight and DockLeft regions as an alternative.
  • Add-ins containing advanced regions built on Add-in Express 2009 (v. 5.x) are incompatible with add-ins built on Add-in Express 7.x.
  • An TadxOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.
  • elBottomTodoBar region works only when Appointments or Task List is enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Social Connector Outlook Add-in Issues:

  • In Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010, advanced regions may work incorrectly if the Social Connector Add-in is enabled/disabled manually. Outlook should be restarted for advanced regions to work correctly.
  • In Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010, the elReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

  • Native Office 2010 custom task panes may not show up when a new instance of InfoPath is opened.

Add-in Express for Microsoft Office and Delphi VCL - Public Hotfix

[29 Nov, 2011]   Version 7.0.1210


FIXED:

  • Compatibility issues with advanced Outlook regions and advanced task panes built using older versions of Add-in Express products.
  • Access Violation exception during Add-in Express installation on some Windows XP machines.

Add-in Express for Microsoft Office and Delphi VCL - Public Release

[17 Nov, 2011]   Version 7.0.1209


ADDED:

  • Support for Delphi XE2 Update Pack 2.

FIXED:

  • OutlookProfileName property returned an empty string in Outlook 2010 x64.
  • Excel became visible when run via Automation with an add-in containing advanced task panes.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Outlook 2000-2010 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be set. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See also the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • TadxOlForm placed in the WebViewPane region is flickering when switching between folders.

Outlook 2010 Issues:

  • TopSubpane, BottomSubpane, RightSubpane, LeftSubpane and FolderView regions for appointment folders do not work in Outlook 2010. We recommend using the DockTop, DockBottom, DockRight and DockLeft regions as an alternative.
  • Add-ins containing advanced regions built on Add-in Express 2009 (v. 5.x) are incompatible with add-ins built on Add-in Express 7.x.
  • An TadxOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.
  • elBottomTodoBar region works only when Appointments or Task List is enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Social Connector Outlook Add-in Issues:

  • In Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010, advanced regions may work incorrectly if the Social Connector Add-in is enabled/disabled manually. Outlook should be restarted for advanced regions to work correctly.
  • In Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010, the elReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

  • Native Office 2010 custom task panes may not show up when a new instance of InfoPath is opened.

Add-in Express for Microsoft Office and Delphi VCL - Beta

[24 Oct, 2011]   Version 7.0.1208


ADDED:

  • Support for Delphi XE2.
  • Support for Office 2010 x64 applications.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Outlook 2000-2010 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be set. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See also the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • TadxOlForm placed in the WebViewPane region is flickering when switching between folders.

Outlook 2010 Issues:

  • TopSubpane, BottomSubpane, RightSubpane, LeftSubpane and FolderView regions for appointment folders do not work in Outlook 2010. We recommend using the DockTop, DockBottom, DockRight and DockLeft regions as an alternative.
  • Add-ins containing advanced regions built on Add-in Express 2009 (v. 5.x) are incompatible with add-ins built on Add-in Express 7.x.
  • An TadxOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.
  • elBottomTodoBar region works only when Appointments or Task List is enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Social Connector Outlook Add-in Issues:

  • In Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010, advanced regions may work incorrectly if the Social Connector Add-in is enabled/disabled manually. Outlook should be restarted for advanced regions to work correctly.
  • In Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010, the elReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

  • Native Office 2010 custom task panes may not show up when a new instance of InfoPath is opened.

Add-in Express 2010 for Office and VCL - Public Release

[20 Sep, 2011]   Version 6.5.759


ADDED:

  • GetForm method to the TadxOlFormsCollectionItem class.
  • FoldersScope property to the TadxOLSolutionModule class.
  • ExpandFloating and CollapseFloating methods to the TadxOlForm, TadxExcelTaskPane, TadxWordTaskPane and TadxPowerPointTaskPane classes.
  • IsNormalStateAllowed and IsMinimizeStateAllowed properties to the TadxOlFormsCollectionItem, TadxExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem, TadxPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem and TadxWordTaskPanesCollectionItem classes.

FIXED:

  • Exception in Office 2010 applications when adding Backstage controls with qualified IDs.
  • TadxWordTaskPane was created twice when opening a Word document.
  • OnADXSplitterMove event was not raised for a TadxOlForm located in a dock region.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Outlook 2000-2010 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be set. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See also the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • TadxOlForm placed in the WebViewPane region is flickering when switching between folders.

Outlook 2010 Issues:

  • TopSubpane, BottomSubpane, RightSubpane, LeftSubpane and FolderView regions for appointment folders do not work in Outlook 2010. We recommend using the DockTop, DockBottom, DockRight and DockLeft regions as an alternative.
  • Add-ins containing advanced regions built on Add-in Express 2009 are incompatible with add-ins built on Add-in Express 2010.
  • An TadxOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.
  • elBottomTodoBar region works only when Appointments or Task List is enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Social Connector Outlook Add-in Issues:

  • In Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010, advanced regions may work incorrectly if the Social Connector Add-in is enabled/disabled manually. Outlook should be restarted for advanced regions to work correctly.
  • In Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010, the elReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

  • Native Office 2010 custom task panes may not show up when a new instance of InfoPath is opened.

Add-in Express 2010 for Office and VCL - Public Release

[24 Mar, 2011]   Version 6.4.758


ADDED:

  • ilCompleteReplacement Outlook form region - a complete replacement for all pages of the Inspector window.

FIXED:

  • TadxOlFormsCollectionItem.ApplyTo method did not work for the elDockTop, elDockBottom, elDockRight and elDockLeft Outlook view regions.
  • Advanced Excel task pane did not show up if a workbook was opened directly from the web in Excel 2007.
  • An exception when several Word instances were created and an advanced Word task was used.
  • An exception in a Word document add-in (TadxWordDocumentModule) when the Word application was run via OLE Automation.
  • Invalid ribbon XML was generated if two or more contextual ribbon tabs were used in one project.
  • In Outlook 2007 and 2010, the TadxRibbonCommand component didn't intercept events of inspector ribbon controls in some cases.
  • Hidden advanced Word task panes were not deleted from the TaskPaneInstances collection when the 'Show all windows in the Taskbar' option was turned off.
  • In Windows 2000, the TadxTheme.Initialize method threw an exception.
  • A transparent PNG image was displayed incorrectly in the Office Ribbon.
  • elDockTop, elDockBottom, elDockRight and elDockLeft Outlook view regions did not show up when Outlook started up with several explorer windows.
  • The caption of an advanced Outlook region's header could not be modified at run-time.
  • WebViewPane region did not show up when an Outlook folder was opened in a new explorer window.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Outlook 2000-2010 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be set. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See also the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • TadxOlForm placed in the WebViewPane region is flickering when switching between folders.

Outlook 2010 Issues:

  • TopSubpane, BottomSubpane, RightSubpane, LeftSubpane and FolderView regions for appointment folders do not work in Outlook 2010. We recommend using the DockTop, DockBottom, DockRight and DockLeft regions as an alternative.
  • Add-ins containing advanced regions built on Add-in Express 2009 are incompatible with add-ins built on Add-in Express 2010.
  • An TadxOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.
  • elBottomTodoBar region works only when Appointments or Task List is enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Social Connector Outlook Add-in Issues:

  • In Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010, advanced regions may work incorrectly if the Social Connector Add-in is enabled/disabled manually. Outlook should be restarted for advanced regions to work correctly.
  • In Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010, the elReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

  • Native Office 2010 custom task panes may not show up when a new instance of InfoPath is opened.

Add-in Express 2010 for Office and VCL - Public Release

[1 Dec, 2010]   Version 6.3.757


ADDED:

  • Highlight method to the TadxOlForm, TadxExcelTaskPane, TadxWordTaskPane and TadxPowerPointTaskPane classes.

ALTERED:

  • Icon property of the TadxOlForm, TadxExcelTaskPane, TadxWordTaskPane and TadxPowerPointTaskPane classes can be changed at run-time.

FIXED:

  • An advanced task pane was not displayed in the Protected View mode for Word 2010 and PowerPoint 2010.
  • Ribbons property of the TadxRibbonTab component was handled incorrectly in some cases.
  • In Outlook 2007, the "Not supported version" exception was thrown when a SharingItem was opened.
  • Word 2003 crashed after opening a Word document in Internet Explorer.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Outlook 2000-2010 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be set. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See also the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • TadxOlForm placed in the WebViewPane region is flickering when switching between folders.

Outlook 2010 Issues:

  • TopSubpane, BottomSubpane, RightSubpane, LeftSubpane and FolderView regions for appointment folders do not work in Outlook 2010. We recommend using the DockTop, DockBottom, DockRight and DockLeft regions as an alternative.
  • Add-ins containing advanced regions built on Add-in Express 2009 are incompatible with add-ins built on Add-in Express 2010.
  • An TadxOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.
  • elBottomTodoBar region works only when Appointments or Task List is enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Social Connector Outlook Add-in Issues:

  • In Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010, advanced regions may work incorrectly if the Social Connector Add-in is enabled/disabled manually. Outlook should be restarted for advanced regions to work correctly.
  • In Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010, the elReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

  • Native Office 2010 custom task panes may not show up when a new instance of InfoPath is opened.

Add-in Express 2010 for Office and VCL - Public Hotfix

[21 Oct, 2010]   Version 6.2.756


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

    FIXED:

  • "Abstract Error" exception was raised in Outlook when loading a COM add-in built in Delphi 5, in which the TadxOlFormsManager component was used.
  • In Delphi XE, the "Invalid property value" exception was raised when the BeginGroup, Enabled or Visible property of the TadxCommandBar or TadxCommandBarControl component was set to True.
  • In Outlook 2010, the Space key did not work in the elTopReadingPane, elBottomReadingPane, elLeftReadingPane and elRightReadingPane regions.

Add-in Express 2010 for Office and VCL - Public Release

[11 Oct, 2010]   Version 6.2.755


ADDED:

  • Support for Delphi XE.
  • Support for elTopReadingPane, elBottomReadingPane, elLeftReadingPane and elRightReadingPane regions in Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 when the Social Connector Add-in is installed.
  • OnADXKeyFilter event to the TadxOlForm class.

FIXED:

  • OnADXBeforeCellEdit and OnADXAfterCellEdit events were not raised in Excel 2007 and 2010 if the "Allow editing directly in cells" option was checked.
  • Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V shortcuts did not work in some scenarios when using the TadxOlFormsManager component.
  • "Mutually exclusive attributes 'size' and 'getSize' are specified" error in Office 2007 and Office 2010 applications when a built-in ribbon gallery is added to a custom ribbon tab.
  • Two clicks were necessary to return focus from a TadxWordTaskPane to a Word document.
  • In the ribbon tab in-place designer, Delphi crashed when two Separators were placed side by side on a RibbonGroup and either of them was clicked on.
  • Advanced task pane was hidden for another document opened in a separate window in Word 2010.
  • CurrentTaskPaneInstance property of the TadxWordTaskPanesCollectionItem class returned nil at debug-time.
  • TaskPaneInstance property of the TadxPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem class returned nil at debug-time.
  • OnADXBeforeCellEdit and OnADXAfterCellEdit events were not raised in Excel if a cell was edited using the Formula Bar.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Outlook 2000-2010 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be set. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See also the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.

Outlook 2010 Issues:

  • TopSubpane, BottomSubpane, RightSubpane, LeftSubpane and FolderView regions for appointment folders do not work in Outlook 2010. We recommend using the DockTop, DockBottom, DockRight and DockLeft regions as an alternative.
  • Add-ins containing advanced regions built on Add-in Express 2009 are incompatible with add-ins built on Add-in Express 2010.
  • An TadxOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.
  • elBottomTodoBar region works only when Appointments or Task List is enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Social Connector Outlook Add-in Issues:

  • In Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010, advanced regions may work incorrectly if the Social Connector Add-in is enabled/disabled manually. Outlook should be restarted for advanced regions to work correctly.
  • In Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010, the elReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

  • Native Office 2010 custom task panes may not show up when a new instance of InfoPath is opened.

Add-in Express 2010 for Office and VCL - Public Release

[27 Jul, 2010]   Version 6.1.754


ADDED:

  • Task Pane based regions for the Outlook Explorer window: DockTop, DockBottom, DockRight and DockLeft in Outlook 2007 and 2010 only.
  • Support for Project 2010 Custom Task Panes.

FIXED:

  • An Outlook COM Add-in project built in Delphi 2010 raised an exception when using WebViewPane for task folders.
  • TadxRibbonCommand component did not work for Office applications other than Outlook.
  • A bug with incorrect triggering of the OnOfficeColorSchemeChanged event in Office 2010 applications.
  • HostMajorVersion property returned a wrong value in Visio.
  • An exception in Excel when TadxExcelTaskPanesManager is used and the user executes the "Insert Function" command.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Outlook 2000-2010 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be set. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See also the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.

Outlook 2010 Issues:

  • TopSubpane, BottomSubpane, RightSubpane, LeftSubpane and FolderView regions for appointment folders do not work in Outlook 2010. We recommend using the DockTop, DockBottom, DockRight and DockLeft regions as an alternative.
  • Add-ins containing advanced regions built on Add-in Express 2009 are incompatible with add-ins built on Add-in Express 2010.
  • An TadxOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.
  • elBottomTodoBar region works only when Appointments or Task List is enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Social Connector Outlook Add-in Issues:

  • In Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010, advanced regions may work incorrectly if the Social Connector Add-in is enabled/disabled manually. Outlook should be restarted for advanced regions to work correctly.
  • In Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010, ReadingPane regions do not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

  • Native Office 2010 custom task panes may not show up when a new instance of InfoPath is opened.

Word 2000-2010 Issues:

  • CurrentTaskPaneInstance property of the TadxWordTaskPanesCollectionItem class returns nil at debug-time.

Excel 2000-2010 Issues:

  • OnADXBeforeCellEdit and OnADXAfterCellEdit events are not raised if a cell is edited using the Formula Bar.

Add-in Express 2009 for Office and VCL - Public Release

[20 Jul, 2010]   Version 5.3.507


FIXED:

  • An exception in Excel when a TadxExcelTaskPane is hidden after being shown from the Minimized state if there are no open workbooks.
  • Design-time packages did not work under Windows 2000 because gdiplus.dll was missing.
  • Documentation included in installation packages (adxvcl.pdf) was corrupted.
  • COM add-ins did not get registered in Office 2010 that was installed via Click-To-Run.
  • Excel Automation add-in was not registered in Excel 2010.
  • Word 2007 crashed when working with multiple documents and windows if an Office 2007 Custom Task Pane was embedded.
  • A Ribbon button event was not fired in Excel 2010 after showing the Backstage view.
  • Advanced Word Task Pane was flashing on the Windows desktop when the user switched between File and other ribbon tabs in Word 2010.
  • Access Violation exception when switching between Word Mail Inspectors that contain a custom.
  • A number of memory leaks.
  • Outlook hanging when BuiltinControl is used.
  • Pressing the Enter key produced a double response in the WebBrowser component placed on TadxOlForm.
  • An exception when TadxOlForm is shown for a folder of the IMAP account.
  • Pressing the Enter key did not work for a button placed on TadxWordTaskPane.
  • An exception when handling keyboard shortcuts.
  • A problem with the DisableStandardAction property of the TadxBuiltInControl component.
  • Smart Tag library did not get registered under a standard user account.
  • An exception in Outlook 2003 when changing the TadxCommandBarButton.Visible property in the TadxContextMenu.OnBeforeAddControls event handler.
  • UseForRibbon property of the TadxCustomCommandBar component was ignored when the component was connected to a built-in MS Office command bar.
  • Several bugs with the TadxBuiltInControl component.
  • A new Inspector window showed up behind the Outlook Explorer window in some scenarios when TadxOlFormsManager was used and Microsoft Word was set as a default e-mail editor.
  • TadxWordTaskPane showed up when any document was activated if it was previously hidden using the Visible property.
  • Keyboard focus was set to the Body field instead of the To field in the Outlook 2003 Inspector window when Microsoft Word was used as a default e-mail editor and advanced form region was embedded.
  • When using the WebViewPane region, there was a slow-down at Outlook startup because Outlook folders are scanned to initialize the WebViewUrl and WebViewOn folder properties.
  • DragDrop icon showed up for invisible Outlook panes.
  • An exception in the Ribbon designer when attempting to select a control after its parent was changed.
  • An exception in the DoWordDocumentChange method when debugging a Word add-in.
  • An exception in Excel when TadxExcelTaskPanesManager is used and the user executes the "Insert Function" command.
  • BottomTodoBar region may have shown up in the Navigation Pane.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Outlook 2000-2010 Issues:

  • Add-ins containing advanced regions built on Add-in Express 2009 are incompatible with add-ins built on Add-in Express 2010.
  • Advanced View Regions in Explorer layouts are not supported in Microsoft Outlook 2010.
  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be set. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See also the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.

Social Connector Outlook Add-in Issues:

  • In Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010, advanced regions may work incorrectly if the Social Connector Add-in is enabled/disabled manually. Outlook should be restarted for advanced regions to work correctly.
  • In Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010, ReadingPane regions do not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

  • Native Office 2010 custom task panes may not show up when a new instance of InfoPath is opened.

Word 2000-2010 Issues:

  • CurrentTaskPaneInstance property of the TadxWordTaskPanesCollectionItem class returns nil at debug-time.

Excel 2000-2010 Issues:

  • OnADXBeforeCellEdit and OnADXAfterCellEdit events are not raised if a cell is edited using the Formula Bar.

Add-in Express 2010 for Office and VCL - Public Release

[25 Jun, 2010]   Version 6.0.753


ADDED:

  • Support for Load on Demand add-ins.
  • Support for the Ribbon separator control (TadxRibbonSeparator) in the Office 2010 buttonGroup control (TadxRibbonButtonGroup).
  • HostMajorVersion property to the TadxCOMAddInModule class.
  • UpdateTopic method to the TadxXLRTDServerModule class.
  • Ability to change the RegionState property of advanced regions and advanced task panes in the OnADXBeforeFormShow, OnADXAfterFormShow, OnADXBeforeTaskPaneShow and OnADXAfterTaskPaneShow events.
  • Support for ReadingPane regions in Outlook 2010 if the Social Connector Add-in is not installed.

FIXED:

  • A new Inspector window showed up behind the Outlook Explorer window in some scenarios when TadxOlFormsManager was used and Microsoft Word was set as a default e-mail editor.
  • A bug with incorrect behavior of advanced view regions in non-English localizations of Outlook 2010.
  • A bug with the Visible property of advanced view regions when a hidden region became visible after resizing the Outlook 2010 Explorer window.
  • OnADXReadingPaneMove event of the TadxOlFormsManager component was not raised in Outlook 2010.
  • OnADXTodoBarHide, OnADXTodoBarMinimize and OnADXTodoBarShow events of the TadxOlFormsManager component were raised repeatedly when resizing the Outlook 2010 Explorer window or its internal windows.
  • Another form of the BottomNavigationPane and BottomToDoBar regions may have become active after resizing the Outlook 2010 Explorer window if the region contained several forms.
  • A bug when TadxOlForm, TadxExcelTaskPane, TadxWordTaskPane and TadxPowerPointTaskPane had different sizes at design-time and run-time.
  • Keyboard focus was set to the Body field instead of the To field in the Outlook 2003 Inspector window when Microsoft Word was used as a default e-mail editor and advanced form region was embedded.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Outlook 2000-2010 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be set. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See also the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.

Outlook 2010 Issues:

  • TopSubpane, BottomSubpane, RightSubpane, LeftSubpane and FolderView regions for appointment folders do not work in Outlook 2010.
  • Add-ins containing advanced regions built on Add-in Express 2009 are incompatible with add-ins built on Add-in Express 2010.
  • An TadxOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.
  • elBottomTodoBar region works only when Appointments or Task List is enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Social Connector Outlook Add-in Issues:

  • In Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010, advanced regions may work incorrectly if the Social Connector Add-in is enabled/disabled manually. Outlook should be restarted for advanced regions to work correctly.
  • In Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010, ReadingPane regions do not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

  • Native Office 2010 custom task panes may not show up when a new instance of InfoPath is opened.

Word 2000-2010 Issues:

  • CurrentTaskPaneInstance property of the TadxWordTaskPanesCollectionItem class returns nil at debug-time.

Excel 2000-2010 Issues:

  • OnADXBeforeCellEdit and OnADXAfterCellEdit events are not raised if a cell is edited using the Formula Bar.

Add-in Express 2010 for Office and VCL - Beta 2

[7 May, 2010]   Version 6.0.752


ADDED:

  • Support of advanced regions for the SharingItem and Mobile Inspectors in Outlook 2010.
  • HostVersion property to the TadxCOMAddInModule class.
  • Support of the elBottomTodoBar region for Outlook 2010.
  • Support of the OnADXTodoBarHide, OnADXTodoBarMinimize and OnADXTodoBarShow events of the TadxOlFormsManager component for Outlook 2010.
  • Support of new events introduced in Office 2010 applications.
  • Ability to change the size of advanced regions and advanced task panes programmatically if the Splitter property of corresponding items is set to Standard.
  • Security Manager 2010 included in the Premium package supports Outlook 2010 x86.

FIXED:

  • Smart Tag library did not get registered under a standard user account.
  • An exception in Outlook 2003 when changing the TadxCommandBarButton.Visible property in the TadxContextMenu.OnBeforeAddControls event handler.
  • TadxWordTaskPane showed up when any document was activated if it was previously hidden using the Visible property.
  • UseForRibbon property of the TadxCustomCommandBar component was ignored when the component was connected to a built-in MS Office command bar.
  • An exception in the Ribbon designer when attempting to select a control after its parent was changed.
  • Outlook 2010 SuperGrid scrollbar was incorrectly drawn in the Single view with an embedded advanced region.
  • COM add-ins did not get registered in Office 2010 that was installed via Click-To-Run.
  • Advanced region embedded into the Outlook Explorer window caused a delay in repainting the Outlook GUI when switching between folders or maximizing/minimizing the window.
  • Several bugs with the TadxBuiltInControl component.
  • Color property was set to an incorrect value for the TadxOlForm, TadxExcelTaskPane, TadxWordTaskPane and TadxPowerPointTaskPane classes when the UseOfficeThemeForBackground property was set to True.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Outlook 2007-2010 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be set. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See also the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.

Outlook 2010 Issues:

  • ReadingPane regions and all regions for appointment folders (e.g. Calendar) do not work.
  • OnADXReadingPaneMove event is not raised.
  • Add-ins containing advanced regions built on Add-in Express 2009 are incompatible with add-ins built on Add-in Express 2010.
  • An TadxOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.
  • elBottomTodoBar region works only when Appointments or Task List is enabled in the ToDo bar options.
  • Another form of the BottomNavigationPane and BottomToDoBar regions may become active after resizing the Outlook window if the region contains several forms.
  • OnADXTodoBarHide, OnADXTodoBarMinimize and OnADXTodoBarShow events of the TadxOlFormsManager component are raised when resizing the Outlook Explorer window or its internal windows.

Social Connector Outlook Add-in Issues:

  • In Outlook 2003 and 2007, advanced regions may work incorrectly if the Social Connector Add-in is enabled/disabled manually. Outlook should be restarted for advanced regions to work correctly.
  • In Outlook 2003 and 2007, ReadingPane regions do not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

  • Native Office 2010 custom task panes may not show up when a new instance of InfoPath is opened.

Word 2000-2010 Issues:

  • CurrentTaskPaneInstance property of the TadxWordTaskPanesCollectionItem class returns nil at debug-time.

Excel 2000-2010 Issues:

  • OnADXBeforeCellEdit and OnADXAfterCellEdit events are not raised if a cell is edited using the Formula Bar.

Add-in Express 2010 for Office and VCL - Beta 1

[26 Mar, 2010]   Version 6.0.751


ADDED

  • Full support for Office 2010 Beta: COM add-ins, RTD servers, smart tags and Automation add-ins (32-bit only).
  • Support for Office 2010 Backstage View.
  • Support for Outlook 2010 Solutions Module.
  • OutlookShutdownBehavior property to the TadxCOMAddInModule class.
  • Support for the Ribbon UI in Microsoft Publisher 2010, Project 2010,Visio 2010 and InfoPath 2010.
  • Support for Office 2010 Ribbon context menus.
  • Full support for the Outlook 2010 fast add-in shutdown process.
  • TadxPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem.TaskPaneInstanceCount and TaskPaneInstances properties.
  • UseOfficeThemeForBackground property to the TadxOlFormsCollectionItem, TadxExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem, TadxWordTaskPanesCollectionItem and TadxPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem classes.
  • RegionState property to the TadxOlForm, TadxExcelTaskPane, TadxWordTaskPane and TadxPowerPointTaskPane classes.
  • ActivateStandardPane method to the TadxOlForm class.
  • OnPropertyChanging event to the TadxRibbonTab, TadxRibbonQAT and TadxRibbonOfficeMenu components.
  • Enabled property to the TadxRibbonOfficeMenu component.

FIXED

  • Excel Automation add-in was not registered in Excel 2010 Beta.
  • Word 2007 crashed when working with multiple documents and windows if an Office 2007 Custom Task Pane was embedded.
  • A Ribbon button event was not fired in Excel 2010 after showing the Backstage view.
  • An exception in the DoWordDocumentChange method when debugging a Word add-in.
  • Design-time packages did not work under Windows 2000 because gdiplus.dll was missing.
  • Advanced Word Task Pane was flashing on the Windows desktop when the user switched between File and other ribbon tabs in Word 2010.
  • An exception in Excel when a TadxExcelTaskPane is hidden after being shown from the Minimized state if there are no open workbooks.
  • Access Violation exception when switching between Word Mail Inspectors that contain a custom commandbar.
  • Limitation of TadxRibbonOfficeMenu, when only one such component could be placed onto the add-in module.
  • When using the WebViewPane region, there was a slow-down at Outlook startup because Outlook folders are scanned to initialize the WebViewUrl and WebViewOn folder properties.
  • DragDrop icon showed up for invisible Outlook panes.
  • Outlook hanging when BuiltinControl is used.
  • Pressing the Enter key produced a double response in the WebBrowser component placed on TadxOlForm.
  • An exception when TadxOlForm is shown for IMAP folders.
  • Pressing the Enter key did not work for a button placed on an Advanced Word Task Pane.
  • An exception when handling keyboard shortcuts.
  • A problem with the DisableStandardAction property of the TadxBuiltInControl component.
  • An exception when the Navigation Pane containing several TadxOlForms from multiple addins is being opened.
  • BottomTodoBar region may have shown up in the Navigation Pane.

KNOWN ISSUES

Outlook 2010 Issues

  • ReadingPane regions, elBottomTodoBar region and all regions for appointment folders do not work.
  • OnADXReadingPaneMove, OnADXTodoBarHide, OnADXTodoBarMinimize and OnADXTodoBarShow events are not raised.
  • Add-ins containing advanced form regions built on Add-in Express 2009 are incompatible with add-ins built on Add-in Express 2010.
  • An TadxOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.
  • Security Manager 2009 for Microsoft Outlook included in the Premium package doesn't support Outlook 2010.

Social Connector Outlook Add-in Issues

  • In Outlook 2003 and 2007, Advanced Regions may work incorrectly if the Social Connector Add-in is enabled/disabled manually. Outlook should be restarted for Advanced Regions to work correctly.
  • In Outlook 2003 and 2007, ReadingPane regions do not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

InfoPath 2010 Issues

  • Native Office 2010 custom task panes may not show up when a new instance of InfoPath is opened.

Word 2000-2010 Issues

  • CurrentTaskPaneInstance property of the TadxWordTaskPanesCollectionItem class returns nil at debug-time.
  • The visibility of Advanced Word Task Panes cannot be controlled for a particular document in the "Show document windows on Task Bar" mode.

Excel 2000-2010 Issues

  • OnADXBeforeCellEdit and OnADXAfterCellEdit events are not raised if a cell is edited using the Formula Bar.

Add-in Express 2009 for Office and VCL - Public Release

[5 Oct, 2009]   Version 5.2.505


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

  • ADDED: Support for Delphi 2010 Update Pack 1.
  • ADDED: The OnAdxSplitterMove event to the TadxOlForm, TadxExcelTaskPane, TadxPowerPointTaskPane and TadxWordTaskPane classes.
  • FIXED: Word hanging when a document is inserted as an OLE object into another host application.
  • FIXED: An incorrect value being returned for the Selection.Start property when this property is used in the TadxKeyboardShortcut.OnAction event in Word 2003.
  • FIXED: PowerPoint hanging when Advanced Task Panes are used together with the Camtasia Studio add-in.
  • FIXED: TadxWordTaskPane disappearing when a document view is changed.
  • FIXED: Incorrect work of the Enter key in a customized Outlook Contact form with embedded TadxOlForm.
  • FIXED: TadxExcelTaskPane not showing when an Excel workbook is opened via a shortcut and Excel is not running.
  • FIXED: Impossibility to set the TadxRibbonEditBox.Text property to the empty string.
  • FIXED: A different size of TadxOlForm, TadxExcelTaskPane, TadxWordTaskPane, TadxPowerPointTaskPane at design-time and run-time.
  • FIXED: The TadxExcelTaskPane.OnADXAfterCellEdit event not firing when a form is shown in the TadxExcelTaskPane.OnADXBeforeCellEdit event.
  • FIXED: A new WordMail Inspector with embedded TadxOlForm showing up behind an Explorer window after displaying any dialog box in Explorer.
  • FIXED: The Ribbon's dynamic menu not reflecting the changes in the ItemSize property.
  • FIXED: Outlook 2003 hanging when the TadxOlFormsManager component is used.

Add-in Express 2008 for Office and VCL - Public Release

[12 Sep, 2009]   Version 4.4.412


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

  • FIXED: Word hanging when a document is inserted as an OLE object into another host application.
  • FIXED: An incorrect value being returned for the Selection.Start property when this property is used in the TadxKeyboardShortcut.OnAction event in Word 2003.
  • FIXED: Incorrect work of the Enter key in a customized Outlook Contact form with embedded TadxOlForm.
  • FIXED: TadxExcelTaskPane not showing up when an Excel workbook is opened via a shortcut and Excel is not running.
  • FIXED: Impossibility to set the TadxRibbonEditBox.Text property to the empty string.
  • FIXED: The TadxExcelTaskPane.OnADXAfterCellEdit event not firing when a form is shown in the TadxExcelTaskPane.OnADXBeforeCellEdit event.
  • FIXED: A new WordMail Inspector with embedded TadxOlForm showing up behind an Explorer window after displaying any dialog box in Explorer.
  • FIXED: The Ribbon's dynamic menu not reflecting the changes in the ItemSize property.

Add-in Express 2009 for Office and VCL - Public Release

[13 Jul, 2009]   Version 5.1.504


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

  • ADDED: Beta support for Microsoft Office 2010 (x86).
  • ADDED: The OnADXBeforeAccessProtectedObject and OnADXAfterAccessProtectedObject events to the TadxOlFormsManager component.
  • ADDED: The RegionBorder property to the TadxOlFormsCollectionItem, TadxExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem, TadxWordTaskPanesCollectionItem and TadxPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem classes.
  • ADDED: The OnADXDragOverMinimized event to the TadxOlForm, TadxExcelTaskPane, TadxPowerPointTaskPane and TadxWordTaskPane classes.

Known issue:

  • Outlook Forms Regions in Explorer layouts are not supported in Microsoft Outlook 2010 yet.

Add-in Express 2008 for Office and VCL -Public Release

[1 Jul, 2009]   Version 4.4.411


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

  • FIXED: The OLInspectorClose event was raised for opened Inspectors when the last of several opened Explorers was being closed and Inspectors remained open in Outlook XP.
  • FIXED: Excel with Office Live Add-in 1.3 installed crashed when unregistering an Add-in Express based add-in.
  • FIXED: A bug when entering DBCS Japanese characters by using the Input Method Editor (IME) in an TadxOlForm.
  • FIXED: The TadxOlFormsManager.OnADXReadingPaneShow, OnADXReadingPaneHide, OnADXReadingPaneMove events were raised twice.
  • FIXED: Another inspector was activated when the InspectorLayout property was changed.
  • FIXED: The enter/return key did not work for any text-based controls placed on TadxExcelTaskPane.
  • FIXED: Splitter might have been hidden when constrains were used for TadxOlForm, TadxExcelTaskPane.
  • FIXED: Explorer region states were initialized incorrectly when Outlook started with the Reading Pane enabled.
  • FIXED: TadxOlForms were hidden for opened Inspectors when the last of several opened Explorers was being closed and Inspectors remained open in Outlook XP.
  • FIXED: The Del key did not work for controls placed on TadxOlForm in the BottonNavigationPane and ButtonTodoBar regions.
  • FIXED: Focus remained on TadxOlForm, TadxExcelTaskPane when the user switched from the Normal to Hidden region state.
  • FIXED: TadxOlForm did not show up in an Inspector for a new Post item when Word was used as the default email editor.
  • FIXED: Drawing error when opening Outlook with two Explorer windows containing TadxOlForms.
  • FIXED: TadxOlForm located in the WebViewPane layout did not show up for a startup folder if Outlook 2007 SP2 was installed.
  • FIXED: Endless loop between the TadxOlFormsManager.ADXReadingPaneHide and ADXReadingPaneShow events when the Outlook Explorer window was reduced back to non-maximized size.
  • FIXED: Public Folders were not scanned when the WebViewPane layout was not used.
  • FIXED: TadxOlForm did not show up for a WordMail inspector when Outlook 2003 was launched by the call: mailto:?subject=Test.
  • FIXED: The TadxExcelTaskPanesManager.OnADXBeforeTaskPaneInstanceCreate event was not raised when the TadxExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem.CreateTaskPaneInstance method was called.

Add-in Express 2009 for Office and VCL - Public Release

[15 May, 2009]   Version 5.0.503


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

  • ADDED: Advanced task panes for Microsoft Word.
  • ADDED: Advanced task panes for Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • ADDED: Support for CodeGear Delphi 2009 Win32.
  • ADDED: Support for Microsoft Windows 7 Beta 1 (tested with Office 2003 and 2007 only).
  • ADDED: The GetOutlookWindowHandle method to the TadxCOMAddInModule class.
  • ADDED: The TadxOlFormsCollectionItem.DefaultRegionState, TadxExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem.DefaultRegionState properties of the TadxRegionState type; TadxRegionState = (rsNormal, rsHidden, rsMinimized);
  • ADDED: Drag-and-drop for the advanced Outlook form and view regions and Excel, Word and PowerPoint task panes.
  • ADDED: The IsDragDropAllowed, ExplorerAllowedDropRegions, InspectorAllowedDropRegions, RestoreFromMinimizedState properties to TadxOlFormsCollectionItem.
  • ADDED: The IsDragDropAllowed, AllowedDropPositions, RestoreFromMinimizedState to TadxExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem.
  • ADDED: The IsDragDropAllowed, AllowedDropPositions, RestoreFromMinimizedState properties to TadxWordTaskPanesCollectionItem.
  • ADDED: The IsDragDropAllowed, AllowedDropPositions, RestoreFromMinimizedState properties to TadxPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem.
  • ADDED: Support for the Windows Installer XML Tool (WiX).
  • ADDED: The OnClickEx event to the TadxSmartTagAction class.
  • ADDED: The TadxExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem.ShowTaskPane method.
  • ADDED: The IsHiddenStateAllowed property to TadxOlFormsCollectionItem, TadxExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem, TadxWordTaskPanesCollectionItem and TadxPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem.
  • ADDED: The Reset Regions / Reset Task Panes design-time commands to the context menu of the TadxOlFormsManager / TadxExcelTaskPanesManager, TadxWordTaskPanesManager and TadxPowerPointTaskPanesManager components.
  • ADDED: The TadxOlFormsCollectionItem.InspectorMode(imRead, imCompose) property.
  • ADDED: The ImageIndex, ImageMso, and Glyph properties to the TadxRibbonGroup class.
  • ADDED: The OnPropertyChanging and OnItemPropertyChanging events to all Ribbon components.
  • FIXED: The Built-in Control Connector didn't intercept command bar buttons with ID=32768 in Outlook.
  • FIXED: The Built-in Control Connector didn't reconnect to some command bar controls when the user navigated to another folder or opened a context menu in Outlook, say ID=568.
  • FIXED: The Built-in Control Connector didn't process controls correctly when the CommandBar property was specified.
  • FIXED: TadxEventSink.Disconnect fired an exception in some scenarios.
  • FIXED: TadxMainMenu didn't show custom controls in Outlook 2007.
  • FIXED: Bug with Simple MAPI security warnings in some versions of Outlook 2007.
  • FIXED: TadxOlForm did not show up for a WordMail inspector when Outlook 2003 was launched by the call: mailto:?subject=Test.
  • FIXED: The TadxExcelTaskPanesManager.OnADXBeforeTaskPaneInstanceCreate event was not raised when the TadxExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem.CreateTaskPaneInstance method was called.
  • FIXED: Some minor bugs in the elReadingPane and elFolderView regions.
  • FIXED: Several minor bugs in the ilInspectorRegion region.
  • FIXED: TadxBuiltInControl.OnActionEx triggered twice in Word 2000.
  • FIXED: TadxCustomCommandBar.Destroy fired an exception in some scenarios.
  • FIXED: Bug with the TadxRibbonSplitButton.Pressed property.
  • FIXED: Bug when creating an Office 2007 custom task pane.
  • FIXED: The main window of the Visio application might have appeared when the add-in was unregistered.
  • FIXED: Excel Automation add-ins were registered only in one version of Excel installed on the PC.
  • FIXED: The TAddinModule.OnKeyDown event fired twice.
  • FIXED: Microsoft Word might have hung at closing in some scenarios.
  • FIXED: Endless loop between the TadxOlFormsManager.ADXReadingPaneHide and ADXReadingPaneShow events when the Outlook Explorer window was reduced back to non-maximized size.
  • FIXED: Public Folders were not scanned when the WebViewPane layout was not used.
  • FIXED: The COMAddin.Object property was not initialized properly.
  • FIXED: The bug when entering DBCS Japanese characters by using the Input Method Editor (IME) in an TadxOlForm.
  • FIXED: The OLInspectorClose event was raised for opened Inspectors when the last of several opened Explorers was being closed and Inspectors remained open in Outlook XP.
  • FIXED: The TadxOlFormsManager.OnADXReadingPaneShow, OnADXReadingPaneHide, OnADXReadingPaneMove events were raised twice.
  • FIXED: Another inspector was activated when the InspectorLayout property was changed.
  • FIXED: The enter/return key did not work for any text-based controls placed on TadxExcelTaskPane.
  • FIXED: Splitter might have been hidden when constrains were used for TadxOlForm, TadxExcelTaskPane, TadxWordTaskPane or TadxPowerPointTaskPane.
  • FIXED: A 24bit icon was not displayed in the popup region menu.
  • FIXED: TadxWordTaskPane did not show up in all opened Word windows after enabling an add-in through the COM Add-ins dialog.
  • FIXED: TadxWordTaskPane did not show up in all Word windows after enabling the "Show all windows in the Taskbar" option.
  • FIXED: The TadxWordTaskPane.OnADXAfterTaskPaneHide event was not raised when the "Show all windows in the Taskbar" option was disabled and Word windows were hidden.
  • FIXED: TadxOlForm, TadxExcelTaskPane, TadxWordTaskPane and TadxPowerPointTaskPane had different size in the Normal and Minimized region states.
  • FIXED: Explorer region states were initialized incorrectly when Outlook started with the Reading Pane enabled.
  • FIXED: TadxOlForms were hidden for opened Inspectors when the last of several opened Explorers was being closed and Inspectors remained open in Outlook XP.
  • FIXED: The Del key did not work for controls placed on TadxOlForm in the BottonNavigationPane and ButtonTodoBar regions.
  • FIXED: Focus remained on TadxOlForm, TadxExcelTaskPane, TadxWordTaskPane and TadxPowerPointTaskPane when the user switched from the Normal to Minimized or Hidden region state.
  • FIXED: An TadxOlForm did not show up in an Inspector for a new Post item when Word was used as the default email editor.
  • FIXED: Excel with Office Live Add-in 1.3 installed crashed when unregistering an Add-in Express based add-in.
  • FIXED: Drawing error when opening Outlook with two Explorer windows containing TadxOlForms.
  • FIXED: TadxOlForm located in the WebViewPane layout did not show up for a startup folder if Outlook 2007 SP2 was installed.

Add-in Express 2008 for Office and VCL - Public Release

[26 Nov, 2008]   Version 4.4.410


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, build 260

  • FIXED: The exception related to synchronous writing of data from different threads into the extension log.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Excel, build 260

  • FIXED: The exception related to synchronous writing of data from different threads into the extension log.

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL - Public Release

[21 Nov, 2008]   Version 3.8.401


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, VCL edition, build 234

  • FIXED: The exception related to synchronous writing of data from different threads into the extension log.
  • FIXED: Incorrect window drawing after PrintPreview for an appointment and task inspector window.
  • FIXED: A number of memory leaks.
  • FIXED: A Word inspector caption has the standard subject value instead of 'Untitled' when a new inspector is opened.
  • FIXED: Encoding problems with an Inspector Caption.
  • FIXED: The OnKeyDown and OnKeyUp events were not raised when pressing ESCAPE and RETURN keys.
  • FIXED: Several TadxOlForms might show up instead of one in the NavigationPane layout.

Add-in Express 2008 for Office and VCL - Public Release

[7 Nov, 2008]   Version 4.4.409


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2008 for VCL, build 409:

  • ADDED: Beta support for Delphi 2009 Update pack 1.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, build 259

  • ADDED: Beta support for Delphi 2009 Update pack 1.
  • FIXED: WebViewPane.Title was not set when the TadxOlForm.Caption property was set.
  • FIXED: Incorrect window drawing after PrintPreview for an appointment and task inspector window.
  • FIXED: Incorrect painting of the form caption when using custom DPI settings.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Excel, build 259

  • ADDED: Beta support for Delphi 2009 Update pack 1.
  • FIXED: Incorrect painting of the taskpane caption when using custom DPI settings.

Add-in Express 2008 for Office and VCL - Public Release

[19 Sep, 2008]   Version 4.4.408


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2008 for VCL, build 408:

  • ADDED: Beta support for Delphi 2009.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, build 257

  • ADDED: Beta support for Delphi 2009.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Excel, build 257

  • ADDED: Beta support for Delphi 2009.

Add-in Express 2008 for Office and VCL - Public Release

[4 Aug, 2008]   Version 4.3.406


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2008 for VCL, build 406:

  • ADDED: The OulookProfileName property to the add-in module.
  • ADDED: The OnKeyDown event to the add-in module.
  • FIXED: A COM interface wasn't released for the embedding-a-Word-document scenario.

Add-in Express Extensions for Outlook, build 255:

  • ADDED: The TadxOlForm.OnADXAfterFormHide event.
  • ADDED: The TadxOlForm.OnADXFolderSwitch event.
  • ADDED: The TadxOlForm.OnADXInspectorActivate event.
  • ADDED: The TadxOlForm.OnADXNewInspector event.
  • CHANGED: The TadxOlForm.SelectionChange event is raised for visible Explorer TadxOlForms only for a relevant Explorer, and for all visible Inspector ADXOlForms.
  • FIXED: A Word inspector caption has the standard subject value instead of 'Untitled' when a new inspector is opened.
  • FIXED: Encoding problems with an Inspector Caption.
  • FIXED: The OnKeyDown and OnKeyUp events were not raised when pressing ESCAPE and RETURN keys.

Add-in Express Extensions for Excel, build 255:

  • ADDED: The TadxExcelTaskPane.OnADXAfterTaskPaneHide event.

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL - Public Release

[4 Aug, 2008]   Version 3.8.400


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2008 for VCL, build 400:

  • FIXED: A COM interface wasn't released for the embedding-a-Word-document scenario.

Add-in Express Extensions for Outlook, build 233:

  • None.

Add-in Express 2008 for VCL - Public Release

[3 Jun, 2008]   Version 4.2.405


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2008 for VCL, build 405:

  • ADDED: The TadxMainMenu component.
  • ADDED: The TadxOLExplorerMainMenu component.
  • ADDED: The TadxOLInspectorMainMenu component.
  • ADDED: The TadxContextMenu component.
  • ADDED: Additional tab to the Delphi components palette.
  • FIXED: A bug with the Text property of the TadxCommandBarEdit and TadxCommandBarComboBox controls.
  • FIXED: A bug with double-triggering of the OnAddInInitialize and OnAddInStartupComplete events in PowerPoint.

Add-in Express Extensions for Outlook, build 254:

  • ADDED: The FolderView, ReadingPane, InspectorRegion beta layouts.
  • ADDED: The TadxOlForm.OnADXEnter, OnADXExit events.
  • ADDED: The TadxOlForm.PostMessage method and the TadxOlForm.OnADXPostMessage event.
  • ADDED: The TadxOlCloseButtonClickEventArgs.DisableItem property to the OnADXCloseButtonClick event argument. Use this property when you want to disable TadxOlFormsCollectionItem in the OnADXCloseButtonClick event.
  • ADDED: Changing the WebView title when the form is activated.
  • ADDED: The TadxOlFormsManager.GetTextEditor(InspectorObj: Inspector): ITextDocument function.
  • ADDED: Ability to change TadxOlForm.Caption in the OnADXBeforeFormShow event for displaying the new title in the Advanced Form Region header.
  • FIXED: A WebViewPane TadxOlForm did not show up for the current folder after enabling an add-in through the COM Add-ins dialog.
  • FIXED: The WordInspector caption had the 'Microsoft Outlook' value instead of 'Untitled Message' when TadxOlFormsManager was used in an add-in.
  • FIXED: Impossibility to use greek stresses.

Add-in Express Extensions for Excel, build 254:

  • ADDED: The TadxExcelTaskPane.OnADXEnter, OnADXExit events.
  • ADDED: The TadxExcelTaskPane.PostMessage method and the TadxExcelTaskPane.OnADXPostMessage event.
  • ADDED: The AdvancedExcelTaskPane sample to the installation package.
  • ADDED: Ability to change TadxExcelTaskPane.Caption in the OnADXBeforeTaskPaneShow event for displaying the new title in the Advanced Excel Task Pane header.
  • FIXED: Impossibility to use greek stresses.
  • FIXED: Impossibility to access the document properties screen under Excel 2007 when TadxExcelTaskPanesManager is used.

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL - Public Release

[2 Jun, 2008]   Version 3.8.399


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2008 for VCL, build 399:

  • FIXED: A bug with the Text property of the TadxCommandBarEdit and TadxCommandBarComboBox controls.
  • FIXED: A bug with double-triggering of the OnAddInInitialize and OnAddInStartupComplete events in PowerPoint.

Add-in Express Extensions for Outlook, build 233:

  • FIXED: A WebViewPane TadxOlForm did not show up for the current folder after enabling an add-in through the COM Add-ins dialog.
  • FIXED: An exception when Excel add-ins are used with the ADXOlFormsManager component.
  • FIXED: The WordInspector caption had the 'Microsoft Outlook' value instead of 'Untitled Message' when FormsManager was used in an add-in.

Add-in Express 2008 for VCL - Public Release

[7 Mar, 2008]   Version 4.1.404


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2008 for VCL, build 404:

  • ADDED: Support of InnoSetup-based setup scripts.
  • FIXED: A bug with the OnChange event of the TadxCommandBarDropdownList, TadxCommandBarComboBox and TadxCommandBarEdit controls in Visio 2002 and higher.
  • FIXED: A bug with the OnChange event of the TadxCommandBarDropdownList, TadxCommandBarComboBox and TadxCommandBarEdit controls in an MS Word document emedded into an OLE container.
  • FIXED: A bug in the TadxOutlookAppEvents.OnInspectorClose event.

Add-in Express Extensions for Outlook, build 253:

  • FIXED: The invocation point of the TadxOlForm.OnActivate event is changed. As result, now it is possible to set the focus to a form control in this event; the visible property had the false value, now it have the true value in this event.
  • FIXED: TadxOlForm flickering when the folder is being changed.
  • FIXED: Explorer TadxOlForms were deleted when a new Inspector was being opened and Outlook was minimized.
  • FIXED: In Outllok 2000 the Folder.WebViewUrl property could not be restored after using the WebViewPane layout when WebViewUrl had initially an empty value.
  • FIXED: Incorrect work of the the TadxOlForm.Activate method when a form is placed first in a minimized region.

Add-in Express Extensions for Excel, build 253:

  • FIXED: An exception when focus is set to a control in the OnActivate event.
  • FIXED: The same size for any ?osition of TadxExcelTaskPane was used.
  • FIXED: Controls were not updated when Application.ScreenUpdating was used.
  • FIXED: The invocation point of the TadxExcelTaskPane.OnActivate event is changed. As result, now it is possible to set the focus to a form control in this event; the visible property had the false value, now it have the true value in this event.
  • FIXED: Incorrect work of the the TadxExcelTaskPane.Activate method when a form is placed first in a minimized region.

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL - Public Release

[7 Mar, 2008]   Version 3.8.398


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2008 for VCL, build 398:

  • FIXED: A bug with the ExplorerFolderSwitch event in Outlook 2007.
  • FIXED: A bug with the OnChange event of the TadxCommandBarDropdownList, TadxCommandBarComboBox and TadxCommandBarEdit controls in Visio 2002 and higher.
  • FIXED: A bug with the OnChange event of the TadxCommandBarDropdownList, TadxCommandBarComboBox and TadxCommandBarEdit controls in an MS Word document emedded into an OLE container.
  • FIXED: A bug in the TadxOutlookAppEvents.OnInspectorClose event.

Add-in Express Extensions for Outlook, build 232:

  • FIXED: TadxOlForm did not show up for the MeetingRequest inspectors.
  • FIXED: Explorer TadxOlForms were deleted when a new Inspector was being opened and Outlook was minimized.
  • FIXED: TadxOlForm flickering when the folder is being changed.
  • FIXED: In Outllok 2000 the Folder.WebViewUrl property could not be restored after using the WebViewPane layout when WebViewUrl had initially an empty value.

Add-in Express 2008 for VCL - Public Release

[14 Jan, 2008]   Version 4.0.402


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2008 for VCL, build 402:

  • FIXED: Excel intercepts the Enter click when the cursor is on a popup list of a ComboBox control.
  • FIXED: TadxBeforeTaskPaneInstanceCreateEventArgs.Item was allways nil.

Add-in Express 2008 for VCL - Beta

[21 Dec, 2007]   Version 4.0.401


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2008 for VCL, build 401:

  • FIXED: A bug in the TadxEventDispatch.Invoke method in Delphi 5.
  • FIXED: A bug in the TadxBuiltInControl.Uninstall method.
  • ADDED: The ADXOlFormsCollectionItem.AlwaysShowHeader property.
  • ADDED: The ADXOlFormsCollectionItem.CloseButton property.
  • ADDED: The ADXOlForm.ADXCloseButtonClick event.
  • ADDED: An advanced form region is restored when the ADXOlForm.Activete method is called.
  • FIXED: Some exceptions could not be processed by the TadxOlFormsManager.OnError event.
  • FIXED: The exception when Reading Pane contains an ADXOlForm and Outlook XP is being closed.
  • ADDED: Basic functionality for embeding forms into Excel windows.
  • Known Issue: There is a problem of updating controls when the Application.ScreenUpdating method is used.
  • Known Issue: Excel intercepts the Enter click when the cursor is on a popup list of a ComboBox control.

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL - Public Release

[20 Dec, 2007]   Version 3.8.397


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL, build 397:

  • FIXED: A bug in the TadxEventDispatch.Invoke method in Delphi 5.
  • FIXED: A bug in the TadxBuiltInControl.Uninstall method.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, VCL edition, build 231:

  • FIXED: Some exceptions could not be processed by the TadxOlFormsManager.OnError event.
  • FIXED: The exception when ReadingPane contains TadxOlForm and Outlook XP is closed.

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL - Public Release

[31 Oct, 2007]   Version 3.7.395


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL, build 395:

  • ADDED: The OnActionEx event to the TadxBuiltInControl component.
  • FIXED: A bug when editing the TadxCustomTaskPane.ControlProgID property at design-time.
  • FIXED: A bug in the Office COM Add-in and Outlook COM Add-in wizards.
  • FIXED: A bug in the TadxEventDispatch.Invoke method in Delphi 5.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, VCL edition, build 229:

  • ADDED: Support for Delphi 2007 Update Pack 3.
  • ADDED: A workaround for the slow start issue when Advanced Form Regions are used for an Exchange account with dialup. See http://www.add-in-express.com/forum/read.php?FID=5&TID=2126
  • ADDED: The TadxOlFormsCollectionItem.GetCurrentForm method.
  • ADDED: An individual size of an Advanced Form Region for each folder type.
  • FIXED: TadxOlForm did not show up after inspector preview.
  • FIXED: Shortcuts did not work in the popup menu.
  • FIXED: Hidden TadxOlForms were shown after the HTML Body had been changed.
  • FIXED: TadxOlForm did not show up when Word 2002/2003 was used for editing Rich Text e-mail messages.

Security Manager 2007 for Microsoft Outlook, build 155:

  • None.

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL - Premium Build

[1 Oct, 2007]   Version 3.6.394


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL, build 394:

  • ADDED: Delphi 2007 Update Pack 3 is supported.
  • ADDED: Support for the Outlook 2000-2003 Report item. See adxOLReport in the TadxOLItemClass enum.
  • ADDED: The OnConnect event to the TadxRTDTopic component.
  • FIXED: A bug with an Outlook 2007 recurring Appointment.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, VCL edition, build 228:

  • None.

Security Manager 2007 for Microsoft Outlook, build 155:

  • None.

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL - Premium Build

[14 Sep, 2007]   Version 3.6.393


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL, build 393:

  • ADDED: Delphi 2007 Update Pack 2 is supported.
  • ADDED: The ParseMsoXmlTypeAs property to the TadxRibbonButton control. It allows you to force parsing a built-in control as "control" instead of its native type (say, "toggleButton").
  • ADDED: The RTDServerClassInstance and RTDServerClassFactory properties to the TadxXlRTDServerModule class.
  • FIXED: Command bars of a Word add-in were not removed when it was turned off via the COM Add-ins dialog box.
  • FIXED: A bug when two or more Excel Automation add-ins worked at the same time.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, VCL edition, build 228:

  • ADDED: Delphi 2007 Update Pack 2 is supported.
  • FIXED: Refreshing a folder when the Outlook startup folder has no ADXOlForm with WebViewPane layout.

Security Manager 2007 for Microsoft Outlook, build 155:

  • ADDED: Delphi 2007 Update Pack 2 is supported.

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL - Public Release

[30 Jul, 2007]   Version 3.6.392


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL, build 392:

  • ADDED: Visual designer for the TadxCommandBar component.
  • ADDED: The OnOfficeColorSchemeChanged event to add-in module.
  • ADDED: The OfficeColorScheme property to add-in module.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, VCL edition, build 227

  • ADDED: The TadxOlFormsManager.OnError event.
  • ADDED: Double click on the splitter hides the Advanced Form Region.
  • FIXED: The ADXOlForm.Show() method could show an incorrect ADXOlForm instance.
  • FIXED: TadxOlFormsManager intercepted errors in the AddinModule's events.
  • FIXED: Incorrect drawing of the splitter in the WebViewPane layout.

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL - Premium Build

[26 Jun, 2007]   Version 3.5.391


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL, build 391:

  • ADDED: Visual ribbon designer for the TadxRibbonTab component.
  • ADDED: Support of Delphi 2007 Update Pack 1.
  • FIXED: A bug with the TadxRibbonCustomControl.ImageIndex property.
  • FIXED: A bug related to run-time updating of the TadxRibbonDropDown.Items collection.
  • FIXED: Memory leaks.
  • FIXED: A bug with MS Word 2007 when it is started via OLE Automation.
  • FIXED: A bug with keyboard shortcuts handling.
  • FIXED: A bug in Delphi 2007 wizard protection.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, VCL edition, build 226

  • ADDED: Restoring the TADXOlForm size after minimizing/restoring the size of an Outlook window.
  • ADDED: In the BeforeFormInstanceCreate event, now it is possible to change layouts (with evident restrictions, though).
  • ADDED: Delphi 2007 Update Pack 1 is supported.
  • FIXED: The Shift + Tab key did not work.
  • FIXED: When using Word as an e-mail editor, it was impossible to change the e-mail body in the TADXOlForm.ADXBeforeFormShow and TADXOLForm.ADXAfterFormShow events.
  • FIXED: The state of the Splitter was saved at improper time.

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL - Premium Build

[16 May, 2007]   Version 3.5.390


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL, build 390:

  • ADDED: The TadxRibbonCommand component.
  • ADDED: The GetRibbonControlEnabled, GetRibbonControlImage, GetRibbonControlCaption, GetRibbonControlPressed, GetRibbonControlScreentip, GetRibbonControlSupertip, GetRibbonControlVisible and RibbonControlExecute methods to the TadxCOMAddInModule class.
  • ADDED: The Dynamic property and the OnCreate event to the TadxRibbonMenu component.
  • ADDED: The Shared property to the TadxRibbonTab, TadxRibbonGroup, TadxRibbonBox and TadxRibbonButtonGroup components.
  • ALTERED: 2 Add-in Express for VCL demo projects.
  • ALTERED: Add-in Express for VCL Development Guide.
  • FIXED: An exception when a new Outlook instance was started when the currently running instance was shutting down.
  • FIXED: An exception when an appointment was opened and the "Open this occurrence" option was selected.
  • FIXED: Hidden forms were deleteted when a new inspector was opened.
  • FIXED: An exception when forwarding a message and Word was set as the default email editor.

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL - Premium Build

[23 Apr, 2007]   Version 3.4.389


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL, build 389:

  • FIXED: A bug with the Library Path parameter in Delphi 2007.
  • FIXED: A bug with type library creation under Windows Vista and Delphi 2007.
  • ADDED: An Advanced Form region for elBottomSubpane, elTopSubpane, elRightSubpane, elLeftSubpane layouts now saves/restores its size depending upon availability of the ReadingPane.
  • ADDED: The TadxOlFormsCollectionItem.ApplyTo method.

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL - Premium Build

[10 Apr, 2007]   Version 3.4.388


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL, build 388:

  • FIXED: A bug with Outlook COM Add-in wizard in Delphi 2007.
  • FIXED: A bug with keyboard shortcuts handling.
  • ADDED: TadxOlFormsCollectionItem.Tag, TadxOlForm.CurrentOutlookWindowHandle properties.
  • FIXED: A conflict when the same keyboard shortcut is defined in both ADXOlForm and Outlook.

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL - Premium Build

[30 Mar, 2007]   Version 3.4.387


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL, build 387:

  • ADDED: Support of Delphi 2007.
  • ADDED: The WebViewPane layout now works without ActiveX control. You don't need to deploy ADXOLContainer.dll with your add-ins anymore.
  • FIXED: TADXOlForm overlapped the message body when switching between Word Inspector windows.
  • FIXED: The exception raised after minimizing Outlook Explorer window and switching to a message in the task bar.
  • FIXED: The Visible property returned False in the OnHide event after invoking the Hide method.

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL - Public Release

[14 Mar, 2007]   Version 3.4.386


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL, build 386:

  • FIXED: "Large Fonts" bug in Add-in Express wizards.
  • FIXED: Bug in the TadxInfoPathAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: ADXOlFormsManager events: OnADXBeforeFormInstanceCreateEx, OnADXNavigationPaneMinimize(2007 only), OnADXTodoBarHide, OnADXTodoBarShow and OnADXTodoBarMinimize.
  • ADDED: You can change the size of TadxOLForm if TadxOlFormsCollectionItem.Splitter=None.
  • ADDED: Possibility to change the form's layout in the TadxOlForm.OnADXBeforeFormShow event.
  • FIXED: Exception when switching to a folder with hidden an Advanced Form Region.
  • FIXED: NavigationPane region didn't show up if WebViewPane region was displayed.

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL - Public Release

[16 Feb, 2007]   Version 3.3.385


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

Add-in Express 2007 for VCL, build 3.3.385:

  • ADDED: Registering add-ins, smart tags, RTD Servers with non-admin privileges (see Developer's Guide).
  • FIXED: Excel COM Add-in didn't start if built with Delphi 6.
  • FIXED: Bug in the TaskPane.OnDockPositionChange internal event handler.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, VCL Edition 3.3.220:

  • ADDED: Advanced splitter with the Minimize/Restore button.
  • ADDED: TADXOlFormsManager events: OnADXReadingPaneHide, OnADXReadingPaneShow, OnADXReadingPaneMove, OnADXNavigationPaneHide, OnADXNavigationPaneShow
  • FIXED: Cursor went away from the TO field when changing the size of WordInspector.
  • FIXED: ADXOlFormsManager raised an exception when selecting the root of an IMAP store.
  • FIXED: TADXOLForm.Active property worked incorrectly.
  • FIXED: ADXOlFormsManager raised an exception when showing a form in the Public Folder and its subfolders.
  • FIXED: Ctrl + Shift + M didn't work when switching to another TADXOlForm.
  • FIXED: Bug in German localization.
  • FIXED: SelectionChange event raised for invisible ADXOlForm.

Add-in Express VCL - Public Release

[28 Jul, 2006]   Version 2.7.261


This version includes all changes of previous builds and betas and adds some new features, namely:

  • ADDED: Support ADX Extensions VCL for Microsoft Outlook.

Add-in Express VCL 2.5

[28 Mar, 2006]   Version 2.5


Final Public Release of Generation 2.x
Version 2.5 is the final release of Add-in Express generation 2.x. We have started to develop version 3.0 that will support Office 2007 and the Ribbon UI.

  • ADDED: Shortcuts are supported in all Office applications. The built-in shortcuts are overrided by Add-in Express shortcuts.
  • ADDED: The HandleShortcuts property to the TadxCOMAddInModule component.
  • ADDED: The CVErr function to support Excel error codes in RTD Servers.
  • ADDED: 9 new event-helpers that support application-level events of Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MapPoint, Publisher, Project, FrontPage, Visio.
  • FIXED: Bug in the TadxOLExplorerCommandBar component when saving and restoring its position.
  • FIXED: A bug in the TadxBuiltInControl component on PowerPoint 2003.
  • FIXED: Bug with the Project Name parameter of all ADX Wizards.
  • FIXED: An exception that occurred in the RTD server of the EXE type.
  • FIXED: Saving and restoring clipboard data in Office 2000.
  • ALTERED: All graphics is redesigned.

See Downloads to download this version.

Add-in Express VCL - Premium Build

[14 Mar, 2006]   Version 2.5.251


  • FIXED: Bug in the TadxOLExplorerCommandBar component when saving and restoring its position.
  • FIXED: Bug with the Project Name parameter of all ADX Wizards.
  • ALTERED: All graphics is redesigned.

See Premium Zone to download this build.

Add-in Express VCL - Premium Build

[27 Feb, 2006]   Version 2.4.249


  • FIXED: A bug in the TadxBuiltInControl component on PowerPoint 2003.

See Premium Zone to download this build.

Add-in Express VCL - Premium Build

[19 Feb, 2006]   Version 2.4.248


  • ADDED: Shortcuts are supported in all Office applications. The built-in shortcuts are overrided by Add-in Express shortcuts.
  • ADDED: The HandleShortcuts property to the TadxCOMAddInModule component.
  • FIXED: An exception that occurred in the RTD server of the EXE type.
  • FIXED: Saving and restoring clipboard data in Office 2000.

See Premium Zone to download this build.

Add-in Express VCL - 2.3 Release

[12 Jun, 2005]   Version 2.3


In addition to bugs fixing and cosmetic changes we added or altered:

  • Support of Microsoft Publisher 2003. Now you can create COM add-ins for Publisher.
  • Support of Borland Delphi 2005. Add-in Express VCL can be used in Delphi 2005 for VCL.
  • Outlook Context Sensitivity. We added several properties to command bars that allow you to show them for specified folders or for folders with specified item types.

Add-in Express VCL 2.3 Public Preview

[1 Feb, 2005]   Version 2.3


In addition to bugs fixing and cosmetic changes we added or altered:

  • Support of Microsoft Publisher 2003. Now you can create COM add-ins for Publisher.
  • Support of Borland Delphi 2005. Add-in Express VCL can be used in Delphi 2005 for VCL.
  • Outlook Context Sensitivity. We added several properties to command bars that allow you to show them for specified folders or for folders with specified item types.

Add-in Express 2.2 VCL Edition is released

[27 Sep, 2004]   Version 2.2


Add-in Express 2.2 includes numerous additions, patches, fixes and alterations the most important of which are listed below.

Added

  • The RegisterForAllUsers published property to the TadxCOMAddInModule component.
  • Now an instance of the TadxCommandBarControl class can be added to the Controls collection of the TadxCommandBar and the TadxCommandBarPopup classes. TadxCommandBarControl represents any built-in control of the add-in host application. It is a wrapper over the CommandBarControl interface and can be used to add built-in controls to your command bars.
  • The OfficeID published property to the TadxCommandBarButton class.
  • The DisableStandardAction published property to the TadxCommandBarButton class.
  • The OfficeID published property to the TadxCommandBarDropdownList class.
  • The OfficeID published property to the TadxCommandBarComboBox class.
  • The OfficeID published property to the TadxCommandBarEdit class.
  • The OnAfterAddinRegister event to the TadxCOMAddinModule component.
  • The OnBeforeAddinUnregister event to the TadxCOMAddinModule component.
  • The CommandBars indexed property to the TadxCOMAddinModule component.
  • The CommandBarsCount property to the TadxCOMAddinModule component.
  • The CommandBarIndexByName method to the TadxCOMAddinModule component.
  • The CommandBarIndexOf method to the TadxCOMAddinModule component.

Altered

  • All documentation was changed accordingly to the latest build.

Fixed

  • An exception that occurs when Outlook starts via the command line.
  • TadxOLInspectorCommandBar was connected to Outlook NoteItem.

Add-in Express 2.1 VCL Edition is released

[16 Aug, 2004]   Version 2.1


Add-in Express Website

Documentation

  • ALTERED: The Delphi Help file.
  • ALTERED: Add-in Express Developer's Guide and Class Reference.
  • Add-in Express Source Code
  • ADDED: Support the Smart Tag technology (Office XP and Office 2003).
  • ADDED: A Smart Tag specific wizard.
  • ADDED: A new smart tag demo project.
  • ADDED: The Registry: TRegistry property to the TadxCOMAddinModule.
  • FIXED: A bug that fires when the user removes an add-in control from a command bar.
  • FIXED: Some minor bugs in compatibility with Add-in Express 1.
  • FIXED: A bug with TadxOLInspectorCommandBar related to an Outlook folder.
  • FIXED: A bug in the MS Outlook COM Add-in wizard.

Add-in Express 2.0 VCL Edition is released

[28 Jun, 2004]   Version 2.0


  • ADDED: A complete Delphi Help.
  • FIXED: An Outlook 2000 bug with a multiple explorer view.
  • FIXED: Some bugs when DisplayAlerts is true.
  • FIXED: Some bugs with Word add-ins unregistration.

Add-in Express 2.0 Release Candidate 3

[21 Jun, 2004]   Version 2.0 RC3


  • ADDED: The RTD Servers page.
  • ADDED: HOWTOs - How to add custom menu items to the popup menu in Outlook Explorer.
  • ADDED: HOWTOs - How to create a command bar and command bar controls at run time (for Excel).
  • ADDED: HOWTOs - How to create a command bar and command bar controls at run time (for Outlook).
  • ADDED: HOWTOs - How to change the CommandBarComboBox (TadxCommandBarComboBox) properties at run time.
  • ADDED: HOWTOs - How to pass a parameter to an RTD function.

Documentation

  • ADDED: A complete Developer's Guide.
  • ADDED: A complete Add-in Express Class Reference.

Add-in Express Source Code

  • ADDED: The FolderNames property to TadxOlExplorerCommandbar.
  • ADDED: The FolderNames property to TadxOlInspectorCommandbar.
  • ADDED: The TadxRTDTopic component supports parameters now.
  • ADDED: The Text property to the TadxRTDTopic component.
  • ALTERED: The TadxCommandBar.DefaultInterface property has been casted to Office2000.CommandBar.
  • ALTERED: The TadxCommandBarControl.DefaultInterface property has been casted to Office2000.CommandBarControl.
  • ALTERED: The TadxCommandBarButton.DefaultInterface property has been casted to Office2000.CommandBarButton.
  • ALTERED: The TadxCustomCommandBarComboBox.DefaultInterface property has been casted to Office2000.CommandBarComboBox.
  • ALTERED: The TadxCommandBarPopup.DefaultInterface property has been casted to Office2000.CommandBarPopup.
  • ALTERED: The TadxBuiltInControl.DefaultInterface property has been casted to Office2000.CommandBarControl.
  • ALTERED: All DefaultInterface properties are read-only now.
  • ALTERED: The TadxRTDTopic.TopicXX properties have been renamed to StringXX.
  • ALTERED: The TadxRTDTopic.Topics property has been renamed to Strings.
  • ALTERED: The TadxRTDTopic.OnRTDTopic event has been renamed to OnRefreshData.
  • ALTERED: The TadxRTDTopic.OnDisconnectTopic event has been renamed to OnDisconnect.
  • ALTERED: The TadxXlRTDServerModule.OnNewTopic event has been removed.
  • ALTERED: The RTD Server demo.
  • ALTERED: TadxBuiltInControl can handle events of several command bar controls (with the same ID).
  • FIXED: An Outlook 2000 bug when MS Word is a default email editor.
  • FIXED: An Outlook 2003 bug with the TInspector.OnActivate event.
  • FIXED: A bug with command bar button images on a Terminal Server session.
  • FIXED: A bug with the ListHeaderCount property.
  • FIXED: Several bugs with add-ins based on Add-in Express 1.x and compiled on Add-in Express 2.

Add-in Express 2.0 Release Candidate 2

[17 May, 2004]   Version 2.0 RC2


  • ADDED: Delphi 7 Update 1 support.
  • ADDED: The ControlByCaption method to the TadxCommandBar and the TadxCommandBarPopup classes.
  • ADDED: The ControlByTag method to the TadxCommandBar and the TadxCommandBarPopup classes.
  • ADDED: The ControlByOfficeTag method to the TadxCommandBar and the TadxCommandBarPopup classes.
  • ADDED: The AsButton property to the TadxCommandBarControl class.
  • ADDED: The AsEdit property to the TadxCommandBarControl class.
  • ADDED: The AsDropdownList property to the TadxCommandBarControl class.
  • ADDED: The AsComboBox property to the TadxCommandBarControl class.
  • ADDED: The AsPopup property to the TadxCommandBarControl class.
  • ADDED: The TadxRTDTopic component.
  • ADDED: 4 demo add-in projects are included to the setup package (corresponded with "ADX Getting Started").
  • FIXED: CommandBarPopup isn't deleted during add-in uninstallation.
  • FIXED: Some bugs with TadxCommandBarControl in Outlook built-in command bars.
  • FIXED: A conflict with the ADX project and Delphi Type Library Editor.
  • ALTERED: The "MS Excel Real-Time Data Server" wizard.
  • ALTERED: The Real-Time Data Server module.
  • ALTERED: All topics of RTS Servers should be implemented via the TadxRTDTopic component.
  • CREATED: Add-in Express Getting Started.
  • CREATED: ADX Toys 2 for MS Excel that shows how to get access to Excel objects and to handle their events.
  • CREATED: ADX Toys 2 for MS Outlook that shows how to get access to Outlook objects (including Extended MAPI) and to handle their events.
  • CREATED: The Automation Add-ins on Add-in Express 2 page.
  • CREATED: The Outlook option pages on Add-in Express 2 page.

Add-in Express 2.0 Release Candidate 1

[29 Apr, 2004]   Version 2.0 RC1


Office Add-in Express 1.91

[23 Mar, 2004]   Version 1.91


  • FIXED: Bug with AddControl in the MS Outlook Inspector window.
  • FIXED: Some minor bugs with MS Outlook and MS Word.
  • ALTERED: Protection schema.

Office Add-in Express 1.9

[26 Jan, 2004]   Version 1.9


  • ADDED: Now Add-in Express supports the Real-Time Data Servers architecture from Microsoft Excel 2002 and 2003.
  • ADDED: The Automation Add-in checkbox to Add-in Express Wizard.
  • ADDED: The XLAutomationAddIn parameter to the TaxpFactory.CreateEx method.
  • ADDED: The TaxpAddIn.OnError event handler.
  • FIXED: Minor bugs with the Customize dialog box in Outlook 2000.
  • FIXED: Several bugs with Excel 2002 and Automation add-ins.
  • FIXED: Several bugs in Add-in Express Wizard.

Office Add-in Express 1.85

[10 Oct, 2003]   Version 1.85


  • ALTERED: ADX Wizard for Outlook can create different property pages for different Outlook folders.
  • ALTERED: The AddinInst.object property references to add-in instance (Self).
  • ADDED: The TaxpAddIn.AddInInstance property - a reference to the COMAddIn object that refers to this add-in in the OMAddIns collection.
  • ADDED: Automation Add-ins (not COM add-ins) are supported for Office 2002 and 2003.
  • FIXED: Several bugs related to Word multiple windows mode.
  • FIXED: Some bugs corresponded with Outlook Inspector multiple instances.
  • FIXED: Some bugs corresponded with Outlook options page.
  • ADDED: New samples to the HOWTOs section.

Office Add-in Express 1.8

[12 Aug, 2003]   Version 1.8


  • ADDED: Office 2003 support.
  • ADDED: Outlook's option and property pages support.
  • ADDED: A separate Add-in Express Wizard that creates Outlook add-in with option and/or property pages.
  • ADDED: The DisplayAlerts paramether to the TaxpFactory.CreateEx method.
  • ADDED: The LoadBehavior paramether to the TaxpFactory.CreateEx method.
  • FIXED: Some minor bugs.

Office Add-in Express 1.7

[31 May, 2003]   Version 1.7


  • ADDED: Support Mappoint 2002.
  • ADDED: Support Visio 2002.
  • FIXED: Some bugs with Office 2002 and Windows 9x.
  • ALTERED: Add-in Express setup packages.

Office Add-in Express 1.6

[16 Apr, 2003]   Version 1.6


  • ADDED: New AddXXX overloaded method with the CommandBars parameter.
  • ADDED: Outlook multi-explorer view support.
  • ADDED: Outlook multi-inspector view support.
  • ADDED: All old Office type library that used since version 1.0.
  • FIXED: Invalid pointer AV on add-in destroying.
  • FIXED: Several Outlook related bugs.
  • FIXED: Include XP-manifest bug.
  • FIXED: Popup controls was delete incorrect.

Office Add-in Express 1.5

[23 Jan, 2003]   Version 1.5


  • ADDED: The Add-in Express Wizard. Now you can create COM Add-in projects by a couple of clicks.
  • ADDED: Multiple host apps support. Now you can develop one add-in for several host apps.
  • ADDED: Full event support of host apps. Now you can use several new public properties of the TaxpAddIn class:
    property ExcelApp: Excel2000.TExcelApplication
    property WordApp: Word2000.TWordApplication
    property OutlookApp: Outlook2000.TOutlookApplication
    property PowerPointApp: MSPPt2000.TPowerPointApplication
    property AccessApp: Access2000.TAccessApplication
    property ProjectApp: Project2000.TProjectApplication
    property FrontPageApp: FrontPage2000.TFrontPageApplication
  • ADDED: Support of MS Project and MS FrontPage through two new imported type libraries (Project2000.pas and FrontPage2000.pas).
  • ADDED: All imported type libraries are replaced with Delphi type libraries based on MS Office 2000 (Excel2000.pas, Word2000.pas, etc.).
  • ADDED: Check a host app is installed.
  • ALTERED: All string properties are replaced with WideStrings.
  • FIXED: Some Outlook related bugs.

Office Add-in Express 1.0

[16 Sep, 2002]   Version 1.0


This is the start of the history for Add-in Express.