Component set to develop Microsoft Outlook, Excel,
Word and PowerPoint add-in in .NET

Add-in Express™
for Microsoft® Office and .net

Add-in Express for Office and .NET - Public Release

[15 Apr, 2014]   Version 7.5.4072


ADDED:

  • ParentFolderObj property to the ADXOLSolutionModule component and the FolderObj property to the ADXOLSolutionFolder component.
  • FolderAdd, FolderChange and FolderRemove virtual methods to the ADXOutlookFoldersEvents class.
  • ItemAdd, ItemChange, ItemRemove, BeforeFolderMove and BeforeItemMove virtual methods to the ADXOutlookItemsEvents class.

ALTERED:

  • The initialization code and component declarations are now created in the <module-name>.Designer.cs and <module-name>.Designer.vb files.

FIXED:

  • HostObj parameter of the ADXVisioAppEvents.WindowActivated event was null (Nothing in VB.NET).
  • Item parameter of the ADXOutlookAppEvents.ItemLoad event was released in the Add-in Express core code.
  • StartFromScratch property did not work when no ribbon components were added to the add-in module.
  • Incorrect version of Microsoft.Office.Interop.InfoPath.dll assembly was used when creating a new add-in project for InfoPath 2013.
  • ADXRibbonGallery with a non-empty IdMso property did not work when added to a built-in ribbon container control.
  • In Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, a host application might have lost the focus after activating the WebBrowser control residing on an advanced region or advanced task pane.
  • In Outlook 2003 - 2013, the ReadingPane region did not work if the Social Connector add-in was installed.
  • Two instances of the advanced form region were created in the Outlook 2013 Meeting inspector when the Social Connector add-in was enabled.
  • Splitter button was enabled in the DockTop advanced region in Outlook 2013.
  • FormClassType parameter of the ADXOlFormsManager.ADXBeforeFormInstanceCreate event was null (Nothing in VB.NET) in some cases.
  • GetForm method of the ADXOlFormsCollectionItem class returned an incorrect instance when the Cached property was set to NewInstanceForEachFolder.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2000 - 2013 Issues:

  • Various issues remain in all Office and .NET Framework versions caused by a partial incompatibility of the WPF core and Office GUI.

Outlook 2000-2013 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be modified. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See the following article for more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • ADXOlForm 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. You can use 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 the higher versions of Add-in Express.
  • An ADXOlForm 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 BottomTodoBar region to work correctly, either Appointments or Task List should be enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Outlook 2013 Issues:

  • BottomTodoBar 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.

Excel 2010 and 2013 Issues:

  • XLL add-in created for .NET Framework 2.0 crashes 64-bit Excel versions because of an exception in the Marshal.GetFunctionPointerForDelegate method.

InfoPath 2010 and 2013 Issues:

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

Office 2010 and 2013 x64 Issues:

  • "Unable to create specified ActiveX control" exception may be thrown on an x64 host application if an add-in had been registered from Visual Studio before a newly created native Office task pane was added to the AddinModule.TaskPanes collection.

Add-in Express for Office and .NET - Public Release

[25 Nov, 2013]   Version 7.4.4067


ADDED:

  • Support for Visual Studio 2013.
  • Support for Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop.
  • Support for asynchronous XLL functions.
  • FormClassType property to the arguments class of the ADXOlFormsManager.ADXBeforeFormInstanceCreate event.
  • TaskPaneClassType property to the arguments class of the ADXBeforeTaskPaneInstanceCreate event of ADXExcelTaskPanesManager, ADXWordTaskPanesManager and ADXPowerPointTaskPanesManager components.
  • "excludeFiles" element to the adxpublisher.exe.config file.

FIXED:

  • Automatic updates did not work in an add-in deployed via ClickTwice when the manufacturer's name contained a comma.
  • In Excel 2013, the CommandBarsUpdate event fired only in the first opened workbook.
  • LaunchMSIUpdates method did not work if a URL contained any parameters.
  • A wrong RTD topic was invoked in some situations.
  • XLL module registration failed with the "The system cannot find the file specified" exception.
  • Resizing issues in the RightReadingPane Outlook region when the Social Connector add-in was enabled.
  • In Outlook 2013, an advanced Outlook form region was hidden in Task inspectors after clicking the "Assign Task" button.
  • Incorrect size of dock-based regions in Outlook 2007.
  • Controls located on an advanced Outlook region flickered when accessing the PC remotely using GoToMeeting.
  • Dock-based Outlook regions with the AlwaysShowHeader property set to false did not work.
  • Outlook 2003 was hanging in memory after closing if an advanced form region was used.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2000 - 2013 Issues:

  • Various issues remain in all Office and .NET Framework versions caused by a partial incompatibility of the WPF core and Office GUI.

WebBrowser Control Issues:

  • In Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, a host application may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control residing on an advanced region or advanced task pane.

Outlook 2000-2013 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be modified. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See the following article for more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • ADXOlForm 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. You can use 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 the higher versions of Add-in Express.
  • An ADXOlForm 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 BottomTodoBar region to work correctly, either Appointments or Task List should be enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Outlook 2013 Issues:

  • BottomTodoBar 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 ReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

Excel 2010 and 2013 Issues:

  • XLL add-in created for .NET Framework 2.0 crashes 64-bit Excel versions because of an exception in the Marshal.GetFunctionPointerForDelegate method.

InfoPath 2010 and 2013 Issues:

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

Office 2010 and 2013 x64 Issues:

  • "Unable to create specified ActiveX control" exception may be thrown on an x64 host application if an add-in had been registered from Visual Studio before a newly created native Office task pane was added to the AddinModule.TaskPanes collection.

Add-in Express for Office and .NET - Public Release

[29 Jul, 2013]   Version 7.3.4061


ADDED:

  • Support for Visual Studio 2013 Preview.
  • Support for Visual Studio Express 2013 Preview for Windows Desktop.
  • Enabled property to the ADXAccessAppEvents, ADXExcelAppEvents, ADXFrontPageAppEvents, ADXInfoPathAppEvents, ADXMapPointAppEvents, ADXOutlookAppEvents, ADXPowerPointAppEvents, ADXProjectAppEvents, ADXPublisherAppEvents, ADXVisioAppEvents and ADXWordAppEvents components.
  • NonActionControl value to the ADXRibbonCommandTarget enumeration.
  • HostObject property to the ADXHostActionEventArgs class.
  • SplitterSize property to the ADXOlFormsCollectionItem, ADXExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem, ADXWordTaskPanesCollectionItem and ADXPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem classes.

FIXED:

  • IsMSIUpdatable method did not work in some scenarios.
  • Excel 2013 crashed when ADXExcelWorksheetFunction.Caller was invoked in an XLL function calling ADXExcelWorksheetFunction.Rtd.
  • Exception in the ADXRibbonTab.Activate method if the ADXRibbonTab.IdMso property was set.
  • ClickOnce installation created in Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop produced the "The application is improperly formatted" error.
  • A closed advanced Excel task pane was shown after restoring a minimized Excel window.
  • Incorrect behavior of a minimized dock-based region at the first start of an Outlook add-in.
  • On Windows XP, Japanese IME characters were displayed incorrectly in a WPF textbox residing on an advanced Outlook region.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2000 - 2013 Issues:

  • Various issues remain in all Office and .NET Framework versions caused by a partial incompatibility of the WPF core and Office GUI.

WebBrowser Control Issues:

  • In Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, a host application may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control residing on an advanced region or advanced task pane.

Outlook 2000-2013 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be modified. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See the following article for more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • ADXOlForm 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. You can use 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 the higher versions of Add-in Express.
  • An ADXOlForm 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 BottomTodoBar region to work correctly, either Appointments or Task List should be enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Outlook 2013 Issues:

  • BottomTodoBar 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 ReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

Excel 2010 and 2013 Issues:

  • XLL add-in created for .NET Framework 2.0 crashes 64-bit Excel versions because of an exception in the Marshal.GetFunctionPointerForDelegate method.

InfoPath 2010 and 2013 Issues:

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

Office 2010 and 2013 x64 Issues:

  • "Unable to create specified ActiveX control" exception may be thrown on an x64 host application if an add-in had been registered from Visual Studio before a newly created native Office task pane was added to the AddinModule.TaskPanes collection.

Add-in Express for Office and .NET - Public Release

[4 Apr, 2013]   Version 7.2.4055


ADDED:

  • Support for Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop.
  • Visible property to the ADXRibbonSeparator class.
  • UpdateTopics method to the ADXRTDServerModule class.
  • ExplorerInlineResponseEx and ExplorerInlineResponseCloseEx events to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.

FIXED:

  • Unable to cast object of type "AddinExpress.Wizard.ADXPackage" to type "Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.IVsPackage" exception in Visual Studio 2012.
  • Ribbon context menus did not work in Visio 2010 and 2013.
  • ContextMenuContactCardRecipient ribbon context menu could not be customized.
  • Dynamic ribbon menu did not display nested submenus.
  • Setting the ADXCommandBarButton.Image property at run-time closed a context menu opened in the host application.
  • Exception in the InitializeComponent method during the add-in registration.
  • Space key did not work on the WebBrowser control residing on an advanced Excel, Word or PowerPoint task pane.
  • In Outlook 2003, pressing the Alt key hid the built-in labels on an appointment window with an embedded advanced region.
  • Outlook 2007 crashed after clicking the "Up One Level" button on the Advanced toolbar if a Search Folder was selected.
  • InspectorRegion was not always displayed if several Outlook inspector windows were opened simultaneously.
  • AdxServiceTP window remained visible if the visibility of a dock-based Outlook region was set in the ADXReadingPaneHide or ADXReadingPaneShow event handler.
  • Space key did not work on some edit box controls residing on an advanced Excel, Word or PowerPoint task pane.
  • Resource leaks when working with invisible Outlook inspector windows programmatically.
  • In Outlook 2013, an advanced region did not show up on Phone and List views in the Contacts folder.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2000 - 2013 Issues:

  • Various issues remain in all Office and .NET Framework versions caused by a partial incompatibility of the WPF core and Office GUI.

WebBrowser Control Issues:

  • In Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, a host application may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control residing on an advanced region or advanced task pane.

Outlook 2000-2013 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be modified. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See the following article for more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • ADXOlForm 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. You can use 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 the higher versions of Add-in Express.
  • An ADXOlForm 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 BottomTodoBar region to work correctly, either Appointments or Task List should be enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Outlook 2013 Issues:

  • BottomTodoBar 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 ReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

Excel 2010 and 2013 Issues:

  • XLL add-in created for .NET Framework 2.0 crashes 64-bit Excel versions because of an exception in the Marshal.GetFunctionPointerForDelegate method.

InfoPath 2010 and 2013 Issues:

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

Office 2010 and 2013 x64 Issues:

  • "Unable to create specified ActiveX control" exception may be thrown on an x64 host application if an add-in had been registered from Visual Studio before a newly created native Office task pane was added to the AddinModule.TaskPanes collection.

Add-in Express for Office and .NET - Public Release

[28 Nov, 2012]   Version 7.1.4050


ADDED:

  • Support for Office 2013 RTM.
  • ClickTwice module, a new class to access ClickTwice features and events.
  • OnBeforeDisplayAlerts, OnRegister and OnUnregister events to the ADXAddinModule, ADXXLLModule, ADXRTDServerModule and ADXSmartTagModule modules.
  • DisplayAlerts property to the ADXRTDServerModule and ADXSmartTagModule modules.

FIXED:

  • Outlook 2013 x64 crashed on Windows 8 when loading advanced regions.
  • PreviewKeyDown event of the ADXOlForm form did not work.
  • In the Reading Pane layout, an advanced Outlook region didn't display controls containing long strings.
  • Pressing the Space key on WPF text box produced double space characters.
  • adxLoader.dll did not work on Windows 2000.
  • Excel automation add-in did not get registered in Excel 2013.
  • In Excel 2013, some XLL functions returned #Null! instead of a value.
  • BeforeUninstallControls and AfterUninstallControls events were raised twice.
  • An installation package created by the adxpublisher.exe tool was targeted to .NET Framework 4.0 Full only.
  • A bug in the visual designer of the ADXRibbonOfficeMenu component.
  • Outlook 2013 did not receive emails on a specified schedule.
  • SheetId property of the ADXExcelRef class returned an incorrect sheet.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2000 - 2013 Issues:

  • Various issues remain in all Office and .NET Framework versions caused by a partial incompatibility of the WPF core and Office GUI.

WebBrowser Control Issues:

  • In Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, a host application may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control residing on an advanced region or advanced task pane.

Outlook 2000-2013 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be modified. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See the following article for more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • ADXOlForm 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. You can use 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 the higher versions of Add-in Express.
  • An ADXOlForm 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 BottomTodoBar region to work correctly, either Appointments or Task List should be enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Outlook 2013 Issues:

  • BottomTodoBar 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 ReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

Excel 2010 and 2013 Issues:

  • XLL add-in created for .NET Framework 2.0 crashes 64-bit Excel versions because of an exception in the Marshal.GetFunctionPointerForDelegate method.

InfoPath 2010 and 2013 Issues:

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

Office 2010 and 2013 x64 Issues:

  • "Unable to create specified ActiveX control" exception may be thrown on an x64 host application if an add-in had been registered from Visual Studio before a newly created native Office task pane was added to the AddinModule.TaskPanes collection.

Add-in Express for Office and .NET - Public Release

[31 Aug, 2012]   Version 7.0.4023


ADDED:

  • Support for Visual Studio 2012.
  • Beta support for Office 2013 Customer Preview.
  • Timestamp Server URL field to Publish wizard.
  • New Excel 2010 worksheet functions to the ADXExcelWorksheetFunction enum.

FIXED:

  • Diacritical symbols were processed incorrectly when entered onto an advanced task pane.
  • Symbols entered onto a WebBrowser control were doubled or processed incorrectly in some cases.
  • Keyboard input was handled incorrectly on ComboBox and ListBox controls located on an advanced task pane.
  • An advanced Outlook region was hidden when resized to the minimum size using the splitter.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2000 - 2013 Issues:

  • Various issues remain in all Office and .NET Framework versions caused by a partial incompatibility of the WPF core and Office GUI.

WebBrowser Control Issues:

  • In Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, a host application may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control residing on an advanced region or advanced task pane.

Outlook 2000-2013 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be modified. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See the following article for more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • ADXOlForm 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. You can use 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 the higher versions of Add-in Express.
  • An ADXOlForm 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 BottomTodoBar region to work correctly, either Appointments or Task List should be enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Outlook 2013 Issues:

  • BottomTodoBar 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 ReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

Excel 2010 and 2013 Issues:

  • XLL add-in created for .NET Framework 2.0 crashes 64-bit Excel versions because of an exception in the Marshal.GetFunctionPointerForDelegate method.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

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

Office 2010 x64 Issues:

  • "Unable to create specified ActiveX control" exception may be thrown on an x64 host application if an add-in had been registered from Visual Studio before a newly created native Office task pane was added to the AddinModule.TaskPanes collection.

Add-in Express for Microsoft Office and .NET - Beta 2

[29 Jun, 2012]   Version 7.0.4022


ADDED:

  • Support for Visual Studio 2012 RC.
  • Support for Windows Installer XML (WiX) projects.
  • Target property to the ADXBackstageHyperlink class.
  • ParentFolderRequestEx event to the ADXOLSolutionModule component.
  • Support for minimized dock-based regions in Outlook 2007 and 2010.
  • VisualStyle property to the ADXOlFormsManager, ADXExcelTaskPanesManager, ADXWordTaskPanesManager and ADXPowerPointTaskPanesManager components.

FIXED:

  • "Arithmetic operation resulted in an overflow" exception when an advanced task pane was used in Excel, Word, PowerPoint 2010 x64.
  • The size of a dock-based advanced Outlook region was not saved if the Splitter property was set to None.
  • ADXOlForm placed in the DockTop layout increased in size after switching Outlook 2007 command bars to the "Large icons" mode.
  • An advanced region embedded into the Reading Pane remained invisible after a small Outlook Explorer window was restored to the normal size.
  • Excel crashed when an XLL function returning a huge array of data was used in several worksheets.
  • Minor bugs in visual designers.
  • Pressing the Enter key produced a double response in the WebBrowser component placed on ADXOlForm.
  • Compatibility issues between advanced Outlook regions and some third-party applications in Outlook 2010 32-bit.
  • In the Korean language, the BackSpace key didn't work correctly on controls residing on advanced Outlook regions.
  • Some keyboard shortcuts were handled incorrectly by the ADXKeyboardShortcut component.
  • ADX Loader did not write long strings to the "Command Line" field of the log file.

Add-in Express 2010 for Office and .NET - Public Hotfix

[26 Jun, 2012]   Version 6.7.3062


FIXED:

  • CheckForUpdates method did not work for add-ins built with version 6.7.3061 and deployed via the ClickOnce technology.

Add-in Express 2010 for Office and .NET - Public Release

[18 May, 2012]   Version 6.7.3061


ADDED:

  • Target property to the ADXBackstageHyperlink component.
  • ParentFolderRequestEx event to the ADXOLSolutionModule component.

FIXED:

  • "Arithmetic operation resulted in an overflow" exception when an advanced task pane was used in Excel, Word or PowerPoint 2010 x64.
  • The size of a dock-based advanced Outlook region was not saved if the Splitter property was set to None.
  • ADXOlForm placed in the DockTop layout increased in size after switching Outlook 2007 command bars to the "Large icons" mode.
  • An advanced region embedded into the Reading Pane remained invisible after a small Outlook Explorer window was restored to the normal size.
  • Excel crashed when an XLL function returning a huge array of data was used in several worksheets.
  • Minor bugs in visual designers.
  • Pressing the Enter key produced a double response in the WebBrowser component placed on ADXOlForm.
  • Compatibility issues between advanced Outlook regions and some third-party applications in Outlook 2010 32-bit.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2000 - 2010 Issues:

  • Various issues remain in all Office and .NET Framework versions caused by a partial incompatibility of the WPF core and Office GUI.

WebBrowser Control Issues:

  • In Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, a host application may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control placed on an advanced region or advanced task pane.

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.
  • ADXOlForm 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 ADXOlForm 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.
  • BottomTodoBar 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 ReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

Excel 2010 Issues:

  • XLL add-in created for .NET Framework 2.0 crashes Excel 2010 x64 due to an exception in the Marshal.GetFunctionPointerForDelegate method.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

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

Office 2010 x64 Issues:

  • "Unable to create specified ActiveX control" exception may be thrown on an x64 host application if an add-in had been registered from Visual Studio before a newly created native Office task pane was added to the AddinModule.TaskPanes collection.

Add-in Express for Microsoft Office and .NET - Beta 1

[9 Mar, 2012]   Version 7.0.4021


ADDED:

  • Support for Visual Studio 11 Beta.

Add-in Express 2010 for Office and .NET - Public Release

[19 Dec, 2011]   Version 6.6.3059


ADDED:

  • CommandBarsUpdate event to the ADXExcelAppEvents, ADXWordAppEvents and ADXPowerPointAppEvents components.
  • ADXPublisher.exe command line tool for creating and publishing ClickOnce and ClickTwice installation packages.

ALTERED:

  • Significant modifications in the Advanced Outlook Regions and Advanced Task Panes core to ensure compatibility with other Add-in Express products in 64-bit Office applications.

FIXED:

  • "Arithmetic operation resulted in an overflow" exception when an advanced region was used in Outlook 2010 x64.
  • An exception when changing the Text property of the ADXOlForm class using the Timer.Tick event handler.
  • Unexpected Unicode symbols were added to a message body when composing the email in some scenarios.
  • In Excel, ADXAfterCellEdit event was not raised after closing the "Select Range" dialog.
  • AdxCommandBarAdvancedControl lost its parent in some cases.
  • Uninstallation of a Word 2003 add-in containing the ADXMainMenu component failed in some scenarios.
  • An exception when the Localizable property of the ADXAdditionalModule class was set to true.
  • Memory leaks when an XLL used the ADXXLLModule.CallWorksheetFunction method to call built-in Excel functions.
  • Excel crashed when an XLL function returned a huge array of data.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2000 - 2010 Issues:

  • Various issues remain in all Office and .NET Framework versions caused by a partial incompatibility of the WPF core and Office GUI.

WebBrowser Control Issues:

  • In Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, a host application may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control placed on an advanced region or advanced task pane.

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.
  • ADXOlForm 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 ADXOlForm 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.
  • BottomTodoBar 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 ReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

Excel 2010 Issues:

  • XLL add-in created for .NET Framework 2.0 crashes Excel 2010 x64 due to an exception in the Marshal.GetFunctionPointerForDelegate method.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

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

Office 2010 x64 Issues:

  • "Unable to create specified ActiveX control" exception may be thrown on an x64 host application if an add-in had been registered from Visual Studio before a newly created native Office task pane was added to the AddinModule.TaskPanes collection.

Add-in Express 2010 for Office and .NET - Public Release

[20 Sep, 2011]   Version 6.5.3057


ADDED:

  • In-place designer for the ADXRibbonOfficeMenu component.
  • Support for InstallShield 2012 projects.
  • ExpandFloating and CollapseFloating methods to the ADXOlForm, ADXExcelTaskPane, ADXWordTaskPane and ADXPowerPointTaskPane classes.
  • GetForm method to the ADXOlFormsCollectionItem class.
  • FoldersScope property to the ADXOLSolutionModule class.
  • IsNormalStateAllowed and IsMinimizeStateAllowed properties to ADXOlFormsCollectionItem, ADXExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem, ADXPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem and ADXWordTaskPanesCollectionItem classes.

FIXED:

  • Exception when closing an Outlook inspector window that contained a minimized advanced form region.
  • Up and Down arrow keys did not work in complex controls displayed on the AxWebBrowser component when it was placed on an ADXOlForm.
  • Dock regions did not show up if another add-in was installed.
  • Exception when the Localizable and Language properties were set in an ADXOlForm.
  • ADXCommandBarAdvancedControl showed up even if the Visible property was set to false.
  • ADXWordTaskPane was created twice when opening a Word document.
  • PreviewKeyDown event of the WebBrowser component didn't work when the component was placed on an ADXExcelTaskpane, ADXWordTaskpane or ADXPowerPointTaskpane.
  • RibbonControlExecute and GetRibbonControlSupertip methods did not work in Office 2010 applications.
  • Text parameter of the ADXBackstageComboBox.OnChange event was always null.
  • SelectedItemIndex property of the ADXBackstageRadioGroup class always returned -1.
  • Exception in Office 2010 applications when adding Backstage controls with qualified IDs.
  • Visible property of the ADXBackstageFastCommandButton class did not work for built-in controls.
  • Wrong interops were added to ClickOnce-based installations.
  • ADXSplitterMove event was not raised for an ADXOlForm located in a dock region.
  • Exception when trying to create an msi setup project in a folder containing source files or Visual Studio project files.
  • Exception when adding the Outlook 2010 Solutions Module if Outlook was run through Automation.
  • Exception when installing a ClickTwice-based package containing a custom icon.
  • ADXRegistrator.exe tool didn't recognize the full path to an add-in assembly.
  • XLLModule was disposed even if the user canceled Excel closing.
  • Excel 2003 crashed when strings containing more than 255 characters were passed into an XLL function.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2000 - 2010 Issues:

  • Various issues remain in all Office and .NET Framework versions caused by a partial incompatibility of the WPF core and Office GUI.

WebBrowser Control Issues:

  • In Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, a host application may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control placed on an advanced region or advanced task pane.

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.
  • ADXOlForm 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 ADXOlForm 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.
  • BottomTodoBar 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 ReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

Excel 2010 Issues:

  • XLL add-in created for .NET Framework 2.0 crashes Excel 2010 x64 due to an exception in the Marshal.GetFunctionPointerForDelegate method.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

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

Office 2010 x64 Issues:

  • "Unable to create specified ActiveX control" exception may be thrown on an x64 host application if an add-in had been registered from Visual Studio before a newly created native Office task pane was added to the AddinModule.TaskPanes collection.

Add-in Express 2010 for Office and .NET - Public Release

[24 Mar, 2011]   Version 6.4.3056


ADDED:

  • CompleteReplacement Outlook form region - a complete replacement for all pages of the Inspector window.
  • In-place designers for the ADXBackstageView, ADXRibbonContextMenu and ADXRibbonQuickAccessToolbar components.
  • Complete support for multithreaded XLL functions.
  • CLRVersion, LogFileLocation, GenerateLogFile and ReturnExitCode command line switches to the adxregistrator.exe tool.
  • RunActionsAsInvoker command line switch to the adxpatch.exe tool.
  • TypeName, RowsCount, ColumnsCount properties and GetElement, SetElement methods to the ADXExcelInPlaceValue class.
  • RowsCount, ColumnsCount properties and GetElement, SetElement methods to the ADXExcelInPlaceDoubleArray class.

ALTERED:

  • Help Panel was added to the designers of all modules.
  • Publish wizard was redesigned.
  • ClickTwice:) installation and updating dialogs were redesigned.

FIXED:

  • Enter key did not work for controls loaded to the WebBrowser component that resided on an advanced Outlook region.
  • 'Method not found' exception was thrown when an advanced task pane or an advanced Outlook region was used on a PC where SP2 for NET Framework 2.0 was not installed.
  • An exception when several Word instances were created and an advanced Word task was used.
  • An exception when the TransparencyKey property was set to a non-default value for ADXOlForm, ADXWordTaskPane, ADXExcelTaskPane and ADXPowerPointTaskPane.
  • Space key did not work in Outlook 2003 Word e-mail editor after clicking on the Reading Pane.
  • Hidden advanced Word task panes were not deleted from the TaskPaneInstances collection when the 'Show all windows in the Taskbar' option was turned off.
  • Advanced PowerPoint task pane was drawn incorrectly when it was displayed in the top position.
  • 'Out of system resources' exception was thrown in Visual Studio when using the in-place ribbon designer.
  • DockTop, DockBottom, DockRight and DockLeft 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.
  • Advanced Word task pane disappeared after switching between Word document views.
  • WebViewPane region did not show up when an Outlook folder was opened in a new explorer window.
  • An exception was thrown when a hidden Outlook folder was set as a current folder programmatically.
  • In Outlook 2007, the context menu of calendar items worked incorrectly.
  • SelectedItemIndex property of the ADXBackstageDropDown component did not work.
  • Invalid ribbon XML was generated if the ADXRibbonQuickAccessToolbar component was used.
  • ADXContextMenu did not work in Outlook 2002.
  • An exception when a native Office 2007 task pane was being loaded from another assembly.
  • ClickTwice:) updates didn't work correctly in some cases.
  • ClickOnce Publish wizard allowed publishing per-machine add-ins.
  • ClickTwice:) Publish wizard didn't sign the setup.exe file with a digital signature.
  • Advanced task panes and advanced Outlook regions threw an exception when a raster font was used as the system menu font.
  • An exception when Outlook was run through Automation and the WebViewPane region was used as the startup folder.
  • Advanced Excel task pane did not show up if a workbook was opened directly from the web in Excel 2007.
  • GDI resources leaks occurred when using advanced task panes or advanced Outlook regions.
  • Using the ADXOlFormsManager, ADXExcelTaskPanesManager, ADXWordTaskPanesManager and ADXPowerPointTaskPanesManager components on the add-in module caused a design-time exception when the '.NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile' was set as a target framework.
  • ADXOlFormsCollectionItem.ApplyTo method did not work for the DockTop, DockBottom, DockRight and DockLeft Outlook view regions.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2000 - 2010 Issues:

  • Various issues remain in all Office and .NET Framework versions caused by a partial incompatibility of the WPF core and Office GUI.

WebBrowser Control Issues:

  • In Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, a host application may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control placed on an advanced region or advanced task pane.

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.
  • ADXOlForm 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 ADXOlForm 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.
  • BottomTodoBar 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 ReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

Excel 2010 Issues:

  • XLL add-in created for .NET Framework 2.0 crashes Excel 2010 x64 due to an exception in the Marshal.GetFunctionPointerForDelegate method.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

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

Office 2010 x64 Issues:

  • "Unable to create specified ActiveX control" exception may be thrown on an x64 host application if an add-in had been registered from Visual Studio before a newly created native Office task pane was added to the AddinModule.TaskPanes collection.

Add-in Express 2010 for Office and .NET - Public Release

[1 Dec, 2010]   Version 6.3.3052


ADDED:

  • Highlight method to the ADXOlForm, ADXExcelTaskPane, ADXWordTaskPane and ADXPowerPointTaskPane classes.
  • In-place designers for the ADXExcelTaskPanesManager, ADXOlFormsManager, ADXWordTaskPanesManager and ADXPowerPointTaskPanesManager components.
  • CurrentInstance property to COM Add-in, RTD Server, Smart Tag and XLL module templates.
  • Beta support for multithreaded XLL functions.
  • Ability to modify Excel cells from XLL functions.
  • Support for huge data arrays (xlTypeBigData) for XLL functions.
  • Support of modify-in-place parameters for XLL functions.
  • OnEntry, OnWindow and OnTime events to the ADXXLLModule class.

ALTERED:

  • Icon property of the ADXOlForm, ADXExcelTaskPane, ADXWordTaskPane and ADXPowerPointTaskPane classes can be changed at run-time.

FIXED:

  • The size of an ADXOlForm wasn't preserved in the 120 DPI display mode.
  • JavaScript KeyUp event was not raised for controls loaded to the WebBrowser component located on an advanced region.
  • In Outlook 2007, advanced regions were displayed incorrectly when MessageBox.Show was called in the ADXBeforeFormShow event.
  • Enter, Ctrl+C/X/V, Shift/Ctrl+Insert keyboard shortcuts didn't work in the Silverlight application hosted in the WebBrowser control located on an advanced region.
  • ADXPowerPointAppEvents.ProtectedViewWindowOpen event was not raised in PowerPoint 2010 when the ADXPowerPointTaskPanesManager component was used.
  • An advanced task pane was not displayed in the Protected View mode for Word 2010 and PowerPoint 2010.
  • In Outlook 2007, the "Not supported version" exception was thrown when a SharingItem was opened.
  • Visible property of the ADXRibbonTab component was handled incorrectly for built-in Office ribbon tabs.
  • Installation or updating of COM add-ins deployed by MSI-based web deployment hung if the Internet connection was lost.
  • ClickOnce Publish wizard didn't sign the setup.exe file with a digital signature.
  • ADXExcelRef class supported creating references to the current worksheet only.
  • NotImplementedException exception was thrown when adding a new setup project to a solution with an unloaded project.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2000 - 2010 Issues:

  • Various issues remain in all Office and .NET Framework versions caused by a partial incompatibility of the WPF core and Office GUI.

WebBrowser Control Issues:

  • In Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, a host application may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control placed on an advanced region or advanced task pane.

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 se ttings. See also the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • ADXOlForm 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 ADXOlForm 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.
  • BottomTodoBar 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 ReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

Excel 2010 Issues:

  • XLL add-in created for .NET Framework 2.0 crashes Excel 2010 x64 due to an exception in the Marshal.GetFunctionPointerForDelegate method.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

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

Office 2010 x64 Issues:

  • "Unable to create specified ActiveX control" exception may be thrown on an x64 host application if an add-in had been registered from Visual Studio before a newly created native Office task pane was added to the AddinModule.TaskPanes collection.

Add-in Express 2010 for Office and .NET - Public Hotfix

[21 Oct, 2010]   Version 6.2.3051


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

    FIXED:

  • Keyboard focus shifted to an Excel cell when typing into an Excel advanced task pane.
  • XLL add-in was registered incorrectly on a PC where Excel was installed but never run before the add-in installation.
  • An unhandled exception was thrown by a COM add-in containing DockTop, DockBottom, DockRight or DockLeft regions in Outlook 2007.
  • In Outlook 2010, the Space key did not work in the TopReadingPane, BottomReadingPane, LeftReadingPane and RightReadingPane regions.

Add-in Express 2010 for Office and .NET - Public Release

[11 Oct, 2010]   Version 6.2.3049


ADDED:

  • Support for Delphi Prism XE.
  • Support for TopReadingPane, BottomReadingPane, LeftReadingPane and RightReadingPane regions in Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 when the Social Connector Add-in is installed.
  • ADXKeyFilter event to the ADXOlForm class.

FIXED:

  • COM add-ins could not be added via the COM Add-ins dialog.
  • The editor of the ADXRibbonTab.Context property did not allow selecting contextual tabs introduced in Office 2010.
  • If a COM add-in project contained an XLL module, Excel 2003 crashed during closing.
  • Inspector parameter of the InspectorActivate event was null in Outlook 2002 when Word was used as the default e-mail editor.
  • On Windows 2000, an exception was thrown when a COM add-in was loaded.
  • Add-in Express Registrator might have written an incorrect stack trace when a COM add-in was installed under non-admin privileges.
  • In the command bar in-place designer, the caption of the ADXCommandBarEdit control was not displayed when the Style property was set to 'adxMsoComboLabel'.
  • Excel 2010 x64 and Access 2010 x64 crashed if a native Office custom task pane was used.
  • Format Painter command was disabled in Word 2003 if ADXWordTaskPaneManager was used.
  • Interval property of the AddinExpress.RTD.ADXRTDServerModule class could not be set to zero.
  • CurrentTaskPaneInstance property of the ADXWordTaskPanesCollectionItem class returned null at debug-time.
  • TaskPaneInstance property of the ADXPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem class returned null at debug-time.
  • On Windows Server 2008 x64 with a running Hyper-V virtual machine, an exception was thrown when a COM add-in containing advanced view regions was loaded into Outlook 2010.
  • ADXBeforeCellEdit and ADXAfterCellEdit events were not raised in Excel if a cell was edited using the Formula Bar.
  • Advanced task pane was hidden for another document opened in a separate window in Word 2010.
  • HostObj parameter of the WindowActivate event was invalid in Word 2000-2010.
  • Two clicks were necessary to return focus from an ADXWordTaskPane to a Word document.
  • In the ribbon tab in-place designer, Visual Studio crashed when two Separators were placed side by side on a RibbonGroup and either of them was clicked on.
  • ADXBeforeCellEdit and ADXAfterCellEdit 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 ADXOlFormManager component.
  • Enter and Escape keys did not work for controls placed on ADXOlForm.
  • Excel Automation add-ins didn't work in Excel 2010 x64.
  • An advanced task pane was duplicated when the Word application was run through Automation.
  • On Windows 2000, an exception was thrown when a COM add-in containing advanced view regions or advanced task panes was loaded.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Visual Studio Issues:

  • Visual Studio 2010 RC may crash after adding a new setup project and expanding the Detected Dependencies branch.

Delphi Prism Issues:

  • Before adding the ADXOlFormsManager, ADXExcelTaskPaneManager, ADXWordTaskPaneManager or ADXPowerPointTaskPaneManager component to the add-in module, it is necessary to add an appropriate assembly to References manually.
  • FormClassName and TaskPaneClassName properties of the ADXOlFormsCollectionItem, ADXWordTaskPanesCollectionItem, ADXExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem and ADXPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem classes cannot be chosen from the drop-down list at design-time. These properties can be changed manually by entering a full type name of the appropriate form.
  • AddinModule designer cannot be created in Delphi Prism 2011 when a project targets .NET Framework 4.0.

WPF + Office 2000 - 2010 Issues:

  • Various issues remain in all Office and .NET Framework versions caused by a partial incompatibility of the WPF core and Office GUI.

WebBrowser Control Issues:

  • In Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, a host application may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control placed on an advanced region or advanced task pane.

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 ADXOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • ADXOlForm placed in the WebViewPane region is flickering when switching between folders.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.
  • BottomTodoBar 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 ReadingPane region does not work if the Social Connector Add-in is installed.

Excel 2010 Issues:

  • XLL add-in created for .NET Framework 2.0 crashes Excel 2010 x64 due to an exception in the Marshal.GetFunctionPointerForDelegate method.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

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

Office 2010 x64 Issues:

  • "Unable to create specified ActiveX control" exception may be thrown on an x64 host application if an add-in had been registered from Visual Studio before a newly created native Office task pane was added to the AddinModule.TaskPanes collection.

Add-in Express 2010 for Office and .NET - Public Release

[27 Jul, 2010]   Version 6.1.3044


ADDED:

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

FIXED:

  • Incorrect behavior of the Backspace key in Outlook when using Korean symbols.
  • Excel 2010 x64 lost keyboard focus after entering text into controls located on an ADXExcelTaskPane and switching back to a worksheet.
  • HostMajorVersion property returned a wrong value in Visio.
  • "Temporary" property of controls of a non-temporary ADXContextMenu component could not be set to true.
  • Add-in Express Registrator raised an exception when registering or unregistering an add-in under Windows 2000.
  • A non-default value of the ADXBackstageLayoutContainer.ChildrenAlign property produced an error during the add-in loading.
  • A bug with incorrect triggering of the OfficeColorSchemeChanged event in Office 2010 applications.
  • Conflicts between Add-in Express based XLL add-ins and some third-party add-ins.
  • A problem with sizing of the ADXBackstageTaskFormGroupTask component.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Visual Studio Issues:

  • Visual Studio 2010 RC may crash after adding a new setup project and expanding the Detected Dependencies branch.

Delphi Prism Issues:

  • Before adding the ADXOlFormsManager, ADXExcelTaskPaneManager, ADXWordTaskPaneManager or ADXPowerPointTaskPaneManager component to the add-in module, it is necessary to add an appropriate assembly to References manually.
  • FormClassName and TaskPaneClassName properties of the ADXOlFormsCollectionItem, ADXWordTaskPanesCollectionItem, ADXExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem and ADXPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem classes cannot be chosen from the drop-down list at design-time. These properties can be changed manually by entering a full type name of the appropriate form.
  • AddinModule designer cannot be created in Delphi Prism 2011 when project targets .NET Framework 4.0.

WPF + Office 2000 - 2007 Issues:

  • Various issues remain in all Office and .NET Framework versions caused by a partial incompatibility of the WPF core and Office GUI.

WebBrowser Control Issues:

  • In Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, a host application may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control placed on an advanced region or advanced task pane.

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 ADXOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • ADXOlForm placed in the WebViewPane region is flickering when switching between folders.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.
  • BottomTodoBar 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.

Excel 2000-2010 Issues:

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

Excel 2010 Issues:

  • XLL add-in created for .NET Framework 2.0 crashes Excel 2010 x64 due to an exception in the Marshal.GetFunctionPointerForDelegate method.

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 ADXWordTaskPanesCollectionItem class returns null at debug-time.

Office 2010 x64 Issues:

  • "Unable to create specified ActiveX control" exception may be thrown on an x64 host application if an add-in had been registered from Visual Studio before a newly created native Office task pane was added to the AddinModule.TaskPanes collection.

Add-in Express 2009 for Office and .NET - Public Release

[20 Jul, 2010]   Version 5.3.2030


FIXED:

  • HostApplication property in an XLL project returned null.
  • Prerequisites dialog showed available prerequisites incorrectly in the Visual Studio 2010 Publish wizard.
  • An error when installing the Professional or Premium package of Add-in Express on a PC where the DEP is enabled for all programs and services.
  • ADXContextMenu component raised an exception in Excel 2007 if its CommandBarName property was set to the Cell value.
  • Limitation in the number of characters for the Certificate password in the Publish wizard.
  • Memory leaks when changing an icon on a command bar button.
  • Some misprints in Output messages when building a setup project.
  • CheckForUpdates method didn't work when two or more add-ins were updated at the same time.
  • An exception in the Ribbon designer when attempting to sel ect a control after its parent was changed.
  • COM add-ins did not get registered in Office 2010 that was installed via Click-To-Run.
  • A dynamic assembly created in XLL projects at run-time had the same name as the add-in assembly.
  • A Ribbon combobox with a non-empty IdMso property wasn't painted after re-opening the Ribbon Tab designer.
  • .NET Framework version in LaunchConditions of the setup project didn't match the runtime version of the add-in project.
  • Ribbon menu items were not painted in the Ribbon Tab designer if the Dynamic property of the ADXRibbonMenu component was set to true.
  • "Parameter is incorrect" exception was written down to the adxloader.log file when a smart tag library was loaded into a host application.
  • XLL add-ins raised an exception if the GC.Collect method was called.
  • An additional module could not be added to the Class Library project.
  • Automatic refreshing of the ADXRTDTopic components in ADXRTDServerModule could not be stopped.
  • Excel crashed when pressing the Enter key in the Edit Series dialog after specifying a Series name range.
  • A bug with incorrect behavior of advanced regions when the ADXOlForm.AutoSize property was set to True.
  • An exception in Excel when an ADXExcelTaskPane is hidden after being shown from the Minimized state if there are no open workbooks.
  • ActionEx event wasn't triggered for the ADXCommandBarComboBox, ADXCommandBarDwopDown and ADXCommandBarEdit components.
  • ADXCommandBarButton.DisableStandardAction didn't prevent the standard action of a built-in command bar button if no Click event handler was specified.
  • ADXRibbonTab component did not work for Outlook Inspectors when added to an additional module.
  • A Ribbon tab with custom controls was missing when opening several inspectors at a time.
  • An exception in the AfterUninstallControls event when unregistering an Outlook add-in.
  • A Ribbon button event was not raised in Excel 2010 after showing the Backstage view.
  • ADXWordTaskPane caused Word to hang up in memory when opening several document windows.
  • ADXBuiltInControl component did not work for Outlook inspectors.
  • ADX Excel Task Pane, ADX PowerPoint Task Pane and ADX Word Task Pane wizards were missing in the Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition IDE.
  • A context menu shown on ADXExcelTaskPane was not closed after clicking on the same ADXExcelTaskPane.
  • Format Painter command was disabled if ADXWordTaskPaneManager was used.
  • Handled parameter of the OnError event of the ADXOlFormsManager, ADXExcelTaskPaneManager, ADXWordTaskPaneManager, ADXPowerPointTaskPaneManager components was ignored in some cases.
  • Excess usage of CPU when ADXOlFormsManager is used.
  • Impossibility to show an advanced control programmatically when several windows are open.
  • An exception when disconnecting an add-in that uses the ADXContextMenu component in Outlook 2003.
  • Impossibility to intercept the Print command (the button ID is 2521) with the ADXBuiltInControl component.
  • FolderNames property was ignored when the FolderName property was not set.
  • Items of the ADXOlFormsManager, ADXExcelTaskPanesManager, ADXWordTaskPanesManager and ADXPowerPointTaskPanesManager components were deleted at design-time if the collection editor was canceled.
  • A bug when ADXOlForm, ADXExcelTaskPane, ADXWordTaskPane and ADXPowerPointTaskPane had different sizes at design-time and run-time.
  • Minor design-time bugs with Ribbon split buttons.
  • Custom events were not raised for any 3rd-party controls placed on Office toolbars.
  • A bug with editing TreeView nodes located on an ADXExcelTaskPane.
  • XLL functions were unregistered after the user clicked the Cancel button in the SaveAs dialog when trying to close Excel.
  • An exception when ADXExcelTaskPane is closed using the Close button.
  • ADXRibbonCommand component cancelled the default action of Ribbon controls in some cases.
  • ActionEx event wasn't triggered for the ADXCommandBarComboBox, ADXCommandBarDwopDown and ADXCommandBarEdit components.
  • ADXRibbonCommand didn't intercept an action if several ADXRibbonCommand components with the same IdMso were added to the add-in module.
  • UseForRibbon property of the ADXMainMenu, ADXOlExplorerMainMenu and ADXOlInspectorMainMenu components didn't work if set in the AddInInitilize event handler.
  • UseForRibbon property of the ADXContextMenu component could not be set to false.
  • ADXWordTaskPane showed up when any document was activated if the task pane had been 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.
  • DragDrop icon showed up for invisible Outlook panes.
  • In multi-display environment, the ADXOlFormsManager, ADXExcelTaskPaneManager, ADXWordTaskPaneManager and ADXPowerPointTaskPaneManager collection editors were opened in an incorrect position.
  • Slow Outlook startup when using the WebViewPane region.
  • Incorrect behavior of the Backspace key in Outlook when using Korean symbols.
  • An exception when trying to set the WebViewUrl property for the Outlook folder for which a WebViewPane region was created.
  • BottomTodoBar region may have shown up in the Navigation Pane.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Visual Studio Issues:

  • Visual Studio 2010 RC may crash after adding a new setup project and expanding the Detected Dependencies branch.

Delphi Prism Issues:

  • Before adding the ADXOlFormsManager, ADXExcelTaskPaneManager, ADXWordTaskPaneManager or ADXPowerPointTaskPaneManager component to the add-in module, it is necessary to add an appropriate assembly to References manually.
  • FormClassName and TaskPaneClassName properties of the ADXOlFormsCollectionItem, ADXWordTaskPanesCollectionItem, ADXExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem and ADXPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem classes cannot be chosen fr om the drop-down list at design-time. These properties can be changed manually by entering a full type name of the appropriate form.

WPF + Office 2000 - 2007 Issues:

  • Various issues remain in all Office and .NET Framework versions caused by a partial incompatibility of the WPF core and Office GUI.

WebBrowser Control Issues:

  • In Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, a host application may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control placed on an advanced region or advanced task pane.

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.

Excel 2000-2010 Issues:

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

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 ADXWordTaskPanesCollectionItem class returns null at debug-time.

Add-in Express 2010 for Office and .NET - Public Release

[25 Jun, 2010]   Version 6.0.3043


ADDED:

  • Support for InstallShield projects.
  • Support for ReadingPane regions in Outlook 2010 if the Social Connector Add-in is not installed.
  • Support for Delphi Prism 2011.
  • Support for Visual Basic 2010 Express and Visual C# 2010 Express.
  • Ability to publish a project to a web server via FTP using the Publish wizard.
  • Ability to change the RegionState property of advanced regions and advanced task panes in the ADXBeforeFormShow, ADXAfterFormShow, ADXBeforeTaskPaneShow and ADXAfterTaskPaneShow events.
  • HostMajorVersion property to the ADXAddinModule class.
  • HostBitness property to the ADXAddinModule class.
  • Support for Load on Demand add-ins.
  • New visual designers for command bars, menus, context menus, Ribbon tabs to additional modules.
  • Support for the Ribbon separator control (ADXRibbonSeparator) in the Office 2010 buttonGroup control (ADXRibbonButtonGroup).
  • Ability to choose MS Office versions supported by the add-in in the Add New Project wizard.
  • UpdateTopic method to the ADXRTDServerModule class.

ALTERED:

  • All project files are created in the UTF8 format now.

FIXED:

  • Excel crashed when pressing the Enter key in the Edit Series dialog after specifying a Series name range.
  • 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.
  • HostApplication property in an XLL project returned null.
  • ADXOlForm located in the BottomTodoBar region showed up before showing the To-Do Bar when a web page was displayed for a folder.
  • Activate method of the ADXRibbonTab component raised an exception in Office 2010 applications.
  • A bug with incorrect behavior of advanced view regions in non-English localizations of Outlook 2010.
  • Prerequisites dialog showed available prerequisites incorrectly in the Visual Studio 2010 Publish wizard.
  • OutlookProfileName property raised an exception in Outlook 2010 x64.
  • A bug with incorrect behavior of advanced regions when the ADXOlForm.AutoSize property was set to True.
  • ADXReadingPaneMove event of the ADXOlFormsManager component was not raised in Outlook 2010.
  • ADXTodoBarHide, ADXTodoBarMinimize and ADXTodoBarShow events of the ADXOlFormsManager 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.
  • An error when installing the Professional or Premium package of Add-in Express on a PC where the DEP is enabled for all programs and services.
  • ADXContextMenu component raised an exception in Excel 2007 if its CommandBarName property was set to the Cell value.
  • ClickOnce installation required .NET Framework 4.0 to be installed on the end-user PC if an add-in was built in VS 2010 with the Target framework set to .NET Framework 2.0 or 3.x.
  • Some misprints in Output messages when building a setup project.
  • CheckForUpdates method didn't work when two or more add-ins were updated at the same time.
  • An exception when switching between forms embedded into a region or task pane in Office x64 host applications.
  • Limitation in the number of characters for the Certificate password in the Publish wizard.
  • Memory leaks when changing an icon on a command bar button.
  • A bug with the Visible property of advanced view regions when a hidden region became visible after resizing the Outlook 2010 Explorer window.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Visual Studio Issues:

  • Visual Studio 2010 RC may crash after adding a new setup project and expanding the Detected Dependencies branch.

Delphi Prism Issues:

  • Before adding the ADXOlFormsManager, ADXExcelTaskPaneManager,ADXWordTaskPaneManager or ADXPowerPointTaskPaneManager component to the add-in module, it is necessary to add an appropriate assembly to References manually.
  • FormClassName and TaskPaneClassName properties of the ADXOlFormsCollectionItem, ADXWordTaskPanesCollectionItem, ADXExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem and ADXPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem classes cannot be chosen from the drop-down list at design-time. These properties can be changed manually by entering a full type name of the appropriate form.
  • AddinModule designer cannot be created in Delphi Prism 2011 when a project targets .NET Framework 4.0.

WPF + Office 2000 - 2007 Issues:

  • Various issues remain in all Office and .NET Framework versions caused by a partial incompatibility of the WPF core and Office GUI.

WebBrowser Control Issues:

  • In Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, a host application may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control placed on an advanced region or advanced task pane.

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 ADXOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • ADXOlForm placed in the WebViewPane region is flickering when switching between folders.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.
  • BottomTodoBar 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.

Excel 2000-2010 Issues:

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

Excel 2010 Issues:

  • XLL add-in created for .NET Framework 2.0 crashes Excel 2010 x64 due to an exception in the Marshal.GetFunctionPointerForDelegate method.

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 ADXWordTaskPanesCollectionItem class returns null at debug-time.

Office 2010 x64 Issues:

  • "Unable to create specified ActiveX control" exception may be thrown on an x64 host application if an add-in had been registered from Visual Studio before a newly created native Office task pane was added to the AddinModule.TaskPanes collection.

Add-in Express 2010 for Office and .NET - Beta 2

[7 May, 2010]   Version 6.0.3038


ADDED:

  • Complete support for Visual Studio 2010 RTM.
  • New visual designers for command bars, menus, context menus, Ribbon tabs and add-in modules.
  • Support of advanced regions for the SharingItem and Mobile Inspectors in Outlook 2010.
  • Support of the BottomTodoBar region for Outlook 2010.
  • Support of the ADXTodoBarHide, ADXTodoBarMinimize and ADXTodoBarShow events of the ADXOlFormsManager 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 and x64.
  • Start External Program field of the COM add-in project properties is initialized automatically when the add-in project is being created.
  • HandleShortcuts property of the ADXAddinModule class is set to true automatically when a new ADXKeyboardShortcut component is added.

FIXED:

  • Slow Outlook startup when using the WebViewPane region.
  • ADXWordTaskPane showed up when any document was activated if the task pane was previously hidden using the Visible property.
  • In multi-display environment, the ADXOlFormsManager, ADXExcelTaskPaneManager, ADXWordTaskPaneManager and ADXPowerPointTaskPaneManager collection editors were opened in an incorrect position.
  • An exception when ADXExcelTaskPane is closed using the Close button.
  • 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.
  • ADXRibbonCommand component cancelled the default action of Ribbon controls in some cases.
  • 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.
  • UseForRibbon property didn't work for command bars when a COM add-in was run in Office 2010 64-bit.
  • An exception when opening Office 2010 64-bit if an icon was set for a ribbon control.
  • ActionEx event wasn't triggered for the ADXCommandBarComboBox, ADXCommandBarDwopDown and ADXCommandBarEdit components.
  • COM add-ins did not get registered in Office 2010 that was installed via Click-To-Run.
  • ADXRibbonCommand didn't intercept an action if several ADXRibbonCommand components with the same IdMso were added to the add-in module.
  • UseForRibbon property of the ADXContextMenu component could not be set to false.
  • UseForRibbon property of the ADXMainMenu, ADXOlExplorerMainMenu and ADXOlInspectorMainMenu components didn't work if set in the AddInInitilize event handler.
  • BackColor property was set to an incorrect value for the ADXOlForm, ADXExcelTaskPane, ADXWordTaskPane and ADXPowerPointTaskPane classes when the UseOfficeThemeForBackground property was set to True.
  • Automatic refreshing of the ADXRTDTopic components in ADXRTDServerModule could not be stopped.
  • A dynamic assembly created in XLL projects at run-time had the same name as the add-in assembly.
  • A Ribbon combobox with a non-empty IdMso property wasn't painted after re-opening the Ribbon Tab designer.
  • .NET Framework version in LaunchConditions of the setup project didn't match the runtime version of the add-in project.
  • Ribbon menu items were not painted in the Ribbon Tab designer if the Dynamic property of the ADXRibbonMenu component was set to true.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Visual Studio Issues:

  • Visual Studio 2010 RC may crash after adding a new setup project and expanding the Detected Dependencies branch .

Delphi Prism 2010 Issues:

  • Before adding the ADXOlFormsManager, ADXExcelTaskPaneManager, ADXWordTaskPaneManager or ADXPowerPointTaskPaneManager component to the add-in module, it is necessary to add an appropriate assembly to References manually.

WPF + Office 2000 - 2007 Issues:

  • Various issues remain in all Office and .NET Framework versions caused by a partial incompatibility of the WPF core and Office GUI.

WebBrowser Control Issues:

  • In Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, a host application may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control placed on an advanced region or advanced task pane.

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:

  • ReadingPane regions and all regions for appointment folders (e.g. Calendar)do not work.
  • ADXReadingPaneMove 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 ADXOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • ADXOlForm placed in the WebViewPane region is flickering when switching between folders.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.
  • BottomTodoBar region works only when Appointments or Task List is enabled in the ToDo bar options.
  • ADXOlForm placed in the BottomTodoBar region may show up before showing the To-Do Bar in Outlook 2010 when a web page is displayed for a folder.
  • Another form of the BottomNavigationPane and BottomToDoBar regions may become active after resizing the Outlook window if the region contains several forms.
  • ADXTodoBarHide, ADXTodoBarMinimize and ADXTodoBarShow events of the ADXOlFormsManager component are raised when resizing the Outlook 2010 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.

Excel 2000-2010 Issues:

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

Excel 2010 Issues:

  • HostApplication property in an XLL project returns null.
  • XLL add-in created for .NET Framework 2.0 crashes Excel 2010 x64 due to an exception in the Marshal.GetFunctionPointerForDelegate method.

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 ADXWordTaskPanesCollectionItem class returns null at debug-time.

Add-in Express 2010 for Office and .NET - Beta 1

[26 Mar, 2010]   Version 6.0.3037


ADDED

  • Complete support for Visual Studio 2010 RC (VS2010 RTM will be supported once it is published).
  • Full support for Office 2010 Beta: COM add-ins (32- and 64-bit), XLL (32- and 64-bit), RTD servers (32- and 64-bit), smart tags (32- and 64-bit) and Automation add-ins (32-bit only).
  • Support for Office 2010 Backstage View.
  • Support for Outlook 2010 Solutions Module.
  • Support for the Ribbon UI in Microsoft Publisher 2010, Project 2010, Visio 2010 and InfoPath 2010.
  • Support for Office 2010 Ribbon context menus.
  • OutlookShutdownBehavior property to the add-in module.
  • Full support for the Outlook 2010 fast add-in shutdown process.
  • Complete support for the NOPIA linking - the Office interop assemblies in the add-in result assemblies.
  • ADXSplitterMove event to the ADXOlForm, ADXExcelTaskPane, ADXWordTaskPane and ADXPowerPointTaskPane classes.
  • ADXPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem.TaskPaneInstances property.
  • UseOfficeThemeForBackground property to the ADXOlFormsCollectionItem, ADXExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem, ADXWordTaskPanesCollectionItem and ADXPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem classes.
  • RegionState property to the ADXOlForm, ADXExcelTaskPane, ADXWordTaskPane and ADXPowerPointTaskPane classes.
  • ActivateStandardPane method to the ADXOlForm class.
  • MSI-based web deployment wizard.
  • IsMSINetworkDeployed, IsMSIUpdatable, CheckForMSIUpdates and CreateProcess methods to the ADXAddinModule, ADXRTDModule, ADXSmartTagModule and ADXXLLModule classes.

ALTERED

  • Visual Studio 2003 is not supported.
  • RTD Server Module wizard was moved to the "Add-in Express Items\ Excel" branch of the Add New Item dialog in Visual Studio.
  • Setup projects are not generated for new Add-in Express solutions. Use the Create Setup Project wizard available in the project context menu.
  • ADXKeyboardShortcut component was rewritten for better performance.

FIXED

  • ADXRibbonTab component did not work for Outlook Inspectors when added to an additional module.
  • A Ribbon tab with custom controls was missing when opening several inspectors at a time.
  • An exception in the AfterUninstallControls event when unregistering an Outlook add-in.
  • A Ribbon button event was not raised in Excel 2010 after showing the Backstage view.
  • ADXWordTaskPane caused Word to hang up in memory when opening several document windows.
  • ADXBuiltInControl component did not work for Outlook inspectors.
  • ADX Excel Task Pane, ADX PowerPoint Task Pane and ADX Word Task Pane wizards were missing in the Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition IDE.
  • A context menu shown on ADXExcelTaskPane was not closed after clicking on the same ADXExcelTaskPane.
  • Custom events were not raised for any 3rd-party controls placed on Office toolbars.
  • Minor design-time bugs with Ribbon split buttons.
  • Format Painter command was disabled if ADXWordTaskPaneManager was used.
  • Handled parameter of the OnError event of the ADXOlFormsManager,ADXExcelTaskPaneManager, ADXWordTaskPaneManager,ADXPowerPointTaskPaneManager components was ignored in some cases.
  • Excess usage of CPU when ADXOlFormsManager is used.
  • An exception when trying to set the WebViewUrl property for the Outlook folder for which a WebViewPane region was created.
  • Impossibility to show an advanced control programmatically when several windows are open.
  • An exception when disconnecting an add-in that uses the ADXContextMenu component in Outlook 2003.
  • Impossibility to intercept the Print command (the button ID is 2521) with the ADXBuiltInControl component.
  • FolderNames property was ignored when the FolderName property was not set.
  • Items of the ADXOlFormsManager, ADXExcelTaskPanesManager, ADXWordTaskPanesManager and ADXPowerPointTaskPanesManager components were deleted at design-time if the collection editor was canceled.
  • A bug when ADXOlForm, ADXExcelTaskPane, ADXWordTaskPane and ADXPowerPointTaskPane had different sizes at design-time and run-time.
  • A bug with editing TreeView nodes located on an ADXExcelTaskPane.
  • An exception in Excel when an ADXExcelTaskPane is hidden after being shown from the Minimized state if there are no open workbooks.
  • XLL functions were unregistered after the user clicked the Cancel button in the SaveAs dialog when trying to close Excel.
  • Add-in Express components displayed two event icons in the Visual Studio Properties window.
  • Smart tags raised the 'Parameter is incorrect' exception in the adxloader.log file.
  • ClickOnce deployment wizard didn't support .NET Framework 4.0.
  • XLL add-ins raised an exception if the GC.Collect method was called.
  • DragDrop icon showed up for invisible Outlook panes.
  • A new additional module could not be added to the Class Library project.
  • An exception when the Navigation Pane containing several ADXOlForms from multiple add-ins is being opened.
  • The product package raised an exception if the Register ADX Project menu item was clicked while the project was being built.
  • ADXCommandBarButton.DisableStandardAction didn't prevent the standard action of a built-in command bar button if no Click event handler was specified.
  • Some collection editor windows restored their location incorrectly for multi-display environment.
  • BottomTodoBar region may have shown up in the Navigation Pane.

KNOWN ISSUES

Outlook 2010 Issues

  • ReadingPane regions, BottomTodoBar region and all regions for appointment folders do not work.
  • ADXReadingPaneMove, ADXTodoBarHide, ADXTodoBarMinimize and ADXTodoBarShow 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 ADXOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • ADXOlForm placed in the WebViewPane region is flickering when switching between folders.
  • 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.

Outlook 2000-2010 Issues

  • When using the WebViewPane region, there may be a slow-down at Outlook startup because Outlook folders are scanned to initialize the WebViewUrl and WebViewOn folder properties.

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.

Excel 2010 Issues

  • HostApplication property in an XLL project returns null.
  • XLL add-in created for .NET Framework 2.0 crashes Excel 2010 x64 due to an exception in the Marshal.GetFunctionPointerForDelegate method.

InfoPath 2010 Issues

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

Visual Studio Issues

  • Visual Studio 2010 RC may crash after adding a new setup project and expanding the Detected Dependencies branch.
  • In multi-display environment, the ADXOlFormsManager, ADXExcelTaskPaneManager, ADXWordTaskPaneManager and ADXPowerPointTaskPaneManager collection editors are opened in an incorrect location.

Delphi Prism 2010 Issues

  • Before adding the ADXOlFormsManager, ADXExcelTaskPaneManager, ADXWordTaskPaneManager or ADXPowerPointTaskPaneManager component to the add-in module, it is necessary to add an appropriate assembly to References manually.

Word 2000-2010 Issues

  • CurrentTaskPaneInstance property of the ADXWordTaskPanesCollectionItem class returns null 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

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

WPF + Office Issues

  • Various issues remain in all Office and .NET Framework versions caused by a partial incompatibility of the WPF core and Office GUI.

WebBrowser Control Issues

  • In Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, a host application may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control placed on an advanced region or advanced task pane.

Add-in Express 2009 for Office and .NET - Public Release

[5 Oct, 2009]   Version 5.2.2024


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

  • ADDED: Option to the ClickOnce installer that allows suppressing the "registration succeeded" message.
  • ADDED: The OutlookProfileName property to the AddinModule class.
  • FIXED: A debug message box appearing when installing an add-in with the ClickOnce installer.
  • FIXED: Impossibility to input text into a control located on ADXExcelTaskPane after showing a context menu on Excel.Sheet and switching over to the control without closing the context menu.
  • FIXED: A new WordMail Inspector with embedded ADXOlForm showing up behind an Explorer window after displaying any dialog box in Explorer.
  • FIXED: ADXCommandBar being disabled when Outlook starts up in the minimized mode.
  • FIXED: A bug in the ADXBuiltInControl component related to the Save/SaveAs commands of PowerPoint.
  • FIXED: An incorrect value being returned for the Selection.Start property when this property is used in the ADXKeyboardShortcut.Action event in Word.
  • FIXED: ADXCommandBarAdvancedControl disappearing in Word when the user works with a few opened documents.
  • FIXED: An exception when the AddinModule.GetOutlookWindowHandle method is called in Outlook 2010.
  • FIXED: Incorrect work of the Enter key in a customized Outlook Contact form with embedded ADXOlForm.
  • FIXED: ADXWordTaskPane disappearing when a Word document view is changed.
  • FIXED: Error when first accessing the hostObj parameter in the ADXWordAppEvents.WindowActivate event.
  • FIXED: ADXExcelTaskPane not showing up when an Excel workbook is opened via a shortcut and Excel is not running.
  • FIXED: The ADXExcelTaskPane.ADXAfterCellEdit event not firing when a form is shown in the ADXExcelTaskPane.ADXBeforeCellEdit event.
  • FIXED: Incorrect work of the non-letter/number keys on a WebBrowser control located on ADXOlForm.
  • FIXED: The PreviewKeyDown event not firing for a WebBrowser control located on ADXOlForm.
  • FIXED: A Word window losing the focus and looking hanging when text is inputted in one of several documents if ADXCommandBarAdvancedControl exists.
  • FIXED: A bug in the AddRange method of the ADXStringCollection class.
  • FIXED: Add-in Express commandbars flickering in Word 2003 when a document is opened in a separate window.
  • FIXED: ADXCommandBarAdvancedControl disappearing when a Word document is opened in a separate window and DPI is set to 120.
  • FIXED: ADXCommandBarAdvancedControl sometimes being misplaced when a second Word document is opened.
  • FIXED: Dynamic changing of ADXRibbonSplitButton.Caption not working.
  • FIXED: The Ribbon's dynamic menu not reflecting the changes in the ItemSize property.
  • FIXED: A bug with the ShowIcon property of the ADXOlForm, ADXExcelTaskPane, ADXWordTaskPane and ADXPowerPointTaskPane classes.

Add-in Express 2008 for Office and .NET - Public Release

[12 Sep, 2009]   Version 4.4.1920


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

  • FIXED: Impossibility to input text into a control located on ADXExcelTaskPane after showing a context menu on Excel.Sheet and switching over to the control without closing the context menu.
  • FIXED: A new WordMail Inspector with embedded ADXOlForm showing up behind an Explorer window after displaying any dialog box in Explorer.
  • FIXED: ADXCommandBar being disabled when Outlook starts up in the minimized mode.
  • FIXED: An incorrect value being returned for the Selection.Start property when this property is used in the ADXKeyboardShortcut.Action event in Word.
  • FIXED: ADXCommandBarAdvancedControl disappearing in Word when the user works with a few opened documents.
  • FIXED: Incorrect work of the Enter key in a customized Outlook Contact form with embedded ADXOlForm.
  • FIXED: ADXWordTaskPane disappearing when a Word document view is changed.
  • FIXED: Error when first accessing the hostObj parameter in the ADXWordAppEvents.WindowActivate event.
  • FIXED: ADXExcelTaskPane not showing up when an Excel workbook is opened via a shortcut and Excel is not running.
  • FIXED: The ADXExcelTaskPane.ADXAfterCellEdit event not firing when a form is shown in the ADXExcelTaskPane.ADXBeforeCellEdit event.
  • FIXED: Incorrect work of the non-letter/number keys on a WebBrowser control located on ADXOlForm.
  • FIXED: The PreviewKeyDown event not firing for a WebBrowser control located on ADXOlForm.
  • FIXED: A Word window losing the focus and looking hanging when text is inputted into one of several documents if ADXCommandBarAdvancedControl exists.
  • FIXED: A bug in the AddRange method of the ADXStringCollection class.
  • FIXED: Add-in Express commandbars flickering in Word 2003 when a document is opened in a separate window.
  • FIXED: ADXCommandBarAdvancedControl disappearing when a Word document is opened in a separate window and DPI is set to 120.
  • FIXED: ADXCommandBarAdvancedControl sometimes being misplaced when a second Word document is opened.
  • FIXED: Dynamic changing of ADXRibbonSplitButton.Caption not working.
  • FIXED: The Ribbon's dynamic menu not reflecting the changes in the ItemSize property.

Add-in Express 2009 for Office and .NET - Public Release

[13 Jul, 2009]   Version 5.1.2022


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

  • ADDED: Beta support for Visual Studio 2010.
  • ADDED: Beta support for Microsoft Office 2010 (x86).
  • ADDED: The ADXBeforeAccessProtectedObject and ADXAfterAccessProtectedObject events to the ADXOlFormsManager class.
  • ADDED: The RegionBorder property to the ADXOlFormsCollectionItem, ADXExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem, ADXWordTaskPanesCollectionItem and ADXPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem classes.
  • ADDED: The UnicodeName property to the ADXExcelFunctionDescriptor and ADXExcelParameterDescriptor classes.
  • ADDED: The ADXDragOverMinimized event to the ADXOlForm, ADXExcelTaskPane, ADXPowerPointTaskPane and ADXWordTaskPane classes.
  • ADDED: The Control property to the ADXCancelEventArgs class.
  • FIXED: A problem with the Publish wizard when the .pfx certificate is changed.
  • FIXED: A bug in the adxloader.dll related to .NET Framework 4.0.
  • FIXED: Some events of the Outlook Object Model were not raised.
  • FIXED: Bug with the Temporary property of the ADXContextMenu component.

Known issues:

  • C++ and Delphi Prism projects are not supported in Visual Studio 2010 yet.
  • Outlook Forms Regions in Explorer layouts are not supported in Microsoft Outlook 2010 yet.

Add-in Express 2008 for Office and .NET - Public Release

[1 Jul, 2009]   Version 4.4.1918


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

  • ADDED: The ADXBeforeAccessProtectedObject and ADXAfterAccessProtectedObject events to the ADXOlFormsManager class.
  • FIXED: The ADXOutlookAppEvents.InspectorClose 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 in the ClickOnce installer when a password was used.
  • FIXED: A problem with the ClickOnce installer when adding prerequisites on a 64-bit based OS.
  • FIXED: A bug in the ClickOnce installer when the .pfx certificate is changed.
  • FIXED: A bug in the adxloader.dll if .NET Framework 4.0 is installed.
  • FIXED: The "A new Outlook instance was started when the currently running instance was shutting down." exception when Outlook is run with a prior session not being closed.
  • FIXED: Text was entered into an Excel workbook rather than into a control on an ADXExcelTaskPane after using a context menu and setting the focus to the control.
  • FIXED: Bug when entering DBCS Japanese characters by using the Input Method Editor (IME) in an ADXOlForm.
  • FIXED: Explorer region states were initialized incorrectly when Outlook started with the Reading Pane enabled.
  • FIXED: ADXOlForms 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 ADXOlForm in the BottonNavigationPane and ButtonTodoBar regions.
  • FIXED: Focus remained on ADXOlForm and ADXExcelTaskPane when the user switched from the Normal to Hidden region state.
  • FIXED: An ADXOlForm did not show up in an Inspector for a new Post item when Word was used as the default email editor.
  • FIXED: Some keys did not respond in the Inspector window when ADXOlFormsManager was used in AddinModule.
  • FIXED: ADXOlForm located in the WebViewPane layout did not show up for a startup folder if Outlook 2007 SP2 was installed.
  • FIXED: The ArgumentException in the AdxSplitter.WndProc method.
  • FIXED: The 'Parameter is not valid' exception in the AdxTaskPane.WndProc method.
  • FIXED: Public Folders were not scanned when the WebViewPane layout was not used.
  • FIXED: Endless loop between the ADXOlFormsCollectionItem.ADXReadingPaneHide and ADXOlFormsManager.ADXReadingPaneShow events when the Outlook Explorer window was reduced back to the non-maximized size.
  • FIXED: Add-in Express didn't work correctly with the latest version of Delphi Prism.
  • FIXED: ADXOlForm did not show up for a WordMail inspector when Outlook 2003 was launched by the call: mailto:?subject=Test.
  • FIXED: The ADXExcelTaskPanesManager.ADXBeforeTaskPaneInstanceCreate event was not raised when the ADXExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem.CreateTaskPaneInstance method was called.
  • FIXED: The System.NullReferenceException exception in the ADXForm.WndProc method.

Add-in Express 2009 for Office and .NET - Public Release

[15 May, 2009]   Version 5.0.2021


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 Prism.
  • ADDED: Support for Microsoft Windows 7 Beta 1 (tested with Office 2003 and 2007 only).
  • ADDED: Support for the Localizable design-time property in Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 projects.
  • ADDED: The ADXOlFormsCollectionItem.DefaultRegionState, ADXExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem.DefaultRegionState properties of the ADXRegionState type;
    enum ADXRegionState {Normal, Hidden, Minimized};
  • ADDED: The GetOutlookWindowHandle method to the ADXAddinModule class.
  • ADDED: The SetName constant to the ADXExcelWorksheetFunction enumeration.
  • ADDED: Drag-and-drop for advanced Outlook form and view regions and Excel, Word and PowerPoint task panes.
  • ADDED: The IsDragDropAllowed, ExplorerAllowedDropRegions, InspectorAllowedDropRegions, RestoreFromMinimizedState properties to ADXOlFormsCollectionItem.
  • ADDED: The IsDragDropAllowed, AllowedDropPositions, RestoreFromMinimizedState to ADXExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem.
  • ADDED: The IsDragDropAllowed, AllowedDropPositions, RestoreFromMinimizedState properties to ADXWordTaskPanesCollectionItem.
  • ADDED: The IsDragDropAllowed, AllowedDropPositions, RestoreFromMinimizedState properties to ADXPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem.
  • ADDED: The ADXExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem.ShowTaskPane method.
  • ADDED: Support for XLL in Microsoft Visual C# Express and the Visual Basic Express IDEs.
  • ADDED: The Recognized event to the ADXSmartTag component.
  • ADDED: The IsHiddenStateAllowed property to ADXOlFormsCollectionItem, ADXExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem, ADXWordTaskPanesCollectionItem and ADXPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem.
  • ADDED: The Reset Regions / Reset Task Panes design-time commands to the context menu of the ADXOlFormsManager / ADXExcelTaskPanesManager, ADXWordTaskPanesManager and ADXPowerPointTaskPanesManager components.
  • ADDED: The ADXOlFormsCollectionItem.InspectorMode property.
  • ADDED: The Image, ImageTransparentColor, ImageList and ImageMso properties to the ADXRibbonGroup class.
  • ADDED: The OnPropertyChanging and OnItemPropertyChanging events to all Ribbon components.
  • FIXED: The ADXWordTaskPanesManager.WordAppObj and ADXWordTaskPane.WordAppObj properties returned an incorrect object.
  • FIXED: Bug when entering DBCS Japanese characters by using the Input Method Editor (IME) in an ADXOlForm.
  • FIXED: ADXWordTaskPane did not show up in all opened Word windows after enabling an add-in through the COM Add-ins dialog.
  • FIXED: ADXWordTaskPane did not show up in all Word windows after enabling the "Show all windows in the Taskbar" option.
  • FIXED: The ADXWordTaskPane.ADXAfterTaskPaneHide event was not raised when the "Show all windows in the Taskbar" option was disabled and Word windows were hidden.
  • FIXED: ADXOlForm, ADXExcelTaskPane, ADXWordTaskPane and ADXPowerPointTaskPane 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: ADXOlForms 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 ADXOlForm in the BottonNavigationPane and ButtonTodoBar regions.
  • FIXED: Focus remained on ADXOlForm, ADXExcelTaskPane, ADXWordTaskPane and ADXPowerPointTaskPane when the user switched from the Normal to Minimized or Hidden region state.
  • FIXED: An ADXOlForm 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: The ADXOutlookAppEvents.InspectorClose event was raised for opened Inspectors when the last of several opened Explorers was being closed and Inspectors remained open in Outlook XP.
  • FIXED: Some keys did not respond in the Inspector window when ADXOlFormsManager was used in AddinModule.
  • FIXED: The focus shifted off the "Search for" textbox in the Outlook 2003 Help window when custom items were added to an Outlook context menu.
  • FIXED: ADXOlForm located in the WebViewPane layout did not show up for a startup folder if Outlook 2007 SP2 was installed.
  • FIXED: Some minor bugs in the ReadingPane, FolderView and InspectorRegion regions.
  • FIXED: The ArgumentException in the AddinExpress.Extensions.AdxSplitter.WndProc method.
  • FIXED: The 'Parameter is not valid' exception in the AddinExpress.Extensions.AdxTaskPane.WndProc method.
  • FIXED: The ADXPowerPointTaskPanesCollectionItem.TaskPaneInstance property returned an instance only for PowerPoint 2003.
  • FIXED: Public Folders were not scanned when the WebViewPane layout was not used.
  • FIXED: Endless loop between the ADXOlFormsCollectionItem.ADXReadingPaneHide and ADXOlFormsManager.ADXReadingPaneShow events when the Outlook Explorer window was reduced back to the non-maximized size.
  • FIXED: A problem with custom task panes in Word if a new Word document was opened from Internet Explorer.
  • FIXED: XLL functions returned '?' instead of the actual character on PCs with regional settings different from English.
  • FIXED: A problem with custom menu items if a built-in command bar was dynamically created by Outlook.
  • FIXED: The ReminderAdd, ReminderChange, ReminderFire and Snooze events didn't return the correct parameter in the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • FIXED: Add-in Express didn't work correctly with the latest version of Delphi Prism.
  • FIXED: A problem with the setup project in Windows Vista Korean.
  • FIXED: ADXOlForm did not show up for a WordMail inspector when Outlook 2003 was launched by the call: mailto:?subject=Test.
  • FIXED: The ADXExcelTaskPanesManager.ADXBeforeTaskPaneInstanceCreate event was not raised when the ADXExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem. CreateTaskPaneInstance method was called.
  • FIXED: XLL and Excel Automation add-ins were registered only in one version of Excel installed on the PC.
  • FIXED: The ADXBuiltInControl component didn't connect to several controls with the same Id.
  • FIXED: The Shared Add-in Support Update prerequisite was required for XLL add-ins.
  • FIXED: Bug with Simple MAPI security warnings in some versions of Outlook 2007.
  • FIXED: Command bars might not have appeared in Outlook 2007 if it was created via Automation.
  • FIXED: The System.NullReferenceException exception in the AddinExpress.Extensions.ADXForm.WndProc method.
  • FIXED: A problem with installation on the Turkey system.
  • FIXED: The Pressed property of the ADXRibbonSplitButton component didn't refresh the state of the button at runtime.
  • FIXED: The SyncError, SyncProgress, SyncEnd and SyncStart events of the ADXOutlookAppEvents component didn't return the correct sync object type.
  • FIXED: The main window of the Visio application might have appeared while the add-in was unregistered.

Add-in Express 2008 for Office and .NET - Public Release

[5 Dec, 2008]   Version 4.4.1913


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

  • ADDED: Beta support for Delphi Prism projects.
  • FIXED: The Add-in Express loader didn't register add-ins for all users.

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET - Public Release

[21 Nov, 2008]   Version 3.8.1892


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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 1892:

  • FIXED: A problem with the new .pfx file generation in the ClickOnce publish wizard.
  • FIXED: A problem with the Name property of ADX components if it was changed at the design-time in the ADX tree-view designers.
  • FIXED: The Ribbon component didn't support the blank character in the first position of the Caption property.
  • FIXED: A problem with the Office 2003 PIAs when the update for Office 2007 is installed on the PC with Office 2003.
  • FIXED: The ADX Loader didn't support Unicode characters in the add-in installation path.
  • FIXED: The Text property of the ADXCommandBarEdit component didn't apply an empty string.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, build 924:

  • FIXED: The ArgumentOutOfRangeException error when the FolderSwitch event is raised and a non-cached ADXOlFormsCollectionItem is used in a ReadingPane layout.
  • FIXED: The System.ObjectDisposedException exception when Outlook is running and the user shuts down the system.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Excel, build 924:

  • None.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Office Toolbars, build 462

  • FIXED: Problems with displaying controls in Task and other Outlook inspector windows.

Add-in Express 2008 for Office and .NET - Public Release

[7 Nov, 2008]   Version 4.4.1912


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

Add-in Express 2008 for .NET, build 1912:

  • FIXED: A problem with the new .pfx file generation in the ClickOnce publish wizard.
  • FIXED: The Position property of the ADXCommandBar component didn't work correctly.
  • FIXED: A problem with the Name property of ADX components if it was changed at the design-time in the ADX tree-view designers.
  • FIXED: The Ribbon component didn't support the blank character in the first position of the Caption property.
  • FIXED: A problem with the Office 2003 PIAs when the update for Office 2007 is installed on the PC with Office 2003.
  • FIXED: The ADX Loader didn't support Unicode characters in the add-in installation path.
  • FIXED: The Text property of the ADXCommandBarEdit component didn't apply an empty string.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, build 938:

  • FIXED: WebViewPane.Title was not set when the ADXOlForm.text property was set.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Excel, build 938:

  • None.

Add-in Express 2008 Extensions for Microsoft Office Toolbars, build 464

  • FIXED: Problems with displaying controls in Task and other Outlook inspector windows.

Add-in Express 2008 for Office and .NET - Public Release

[4 Aug, 2008]   Version 4.3.1910


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

Add-in Express 2008 for .NET, build 1910:

  • FIXED: An exception was thrown by the Add-in Express wizard on PCs with Visual Studio 2008 installed.
  • FIXED: The Prerequisites dialog didn't show prerequisites on PCs with Visual Studio 2008 installed.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, build 935:

  • FIXED: The ArgumentOutOfRangeException error when the FolderSwitch event is raised and a non-cached ADXOlFormsCollectionItem is used in a ReadingPane layout.
  • FIXED: The System.ObjectDisposedException exception when Outlook is running and the user shuts down the system.
  • ADDED: The ADXOlForm.ADXAfterFormHide event.
  • ADDED: The ADXOlForm.ADXFolderSwitch event.
  • ADDED: The ADXOlForm.ADXInspectorActivate event.
  • ADDED: The ADXOlForm.ADXNewInspector event.
  • ADDED: The FolderSwitchExEventArgs.OutlookWindowHandle parameter.
  • CHANGED: The ADXOlForm.SelectionChange event is raised for visible Explorer ADXOlForms for a relevant Explorer only, and for all visible Inspector ADXOlForms.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Excel, build 935:

  • ADDED: The ADXExcelTaskPane.ADXAfterTaskPaneHide event.

Add-in Express 2008 Extensions for Microsoft Office Toolbars, build 463

  • None.

Add-in Express 2008 for Office and .NET - Public Release

[16 Jun, 2008]   Version 4.2.1908


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

Add-in Express 2008 for .NET, build 1908:

  • FIXED: A problem with context menu designer component.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, build 934:

  • CHANGED: Algorithms were optimized for the InspectorRegion layout.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Excel, build 934:

  • None.

Add-in Express 2008 Extensions for Microsoft Office Toolbars, build 463

  • None.

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET - Public Release

[15 Jun, 2008]   Version 3.8.1891


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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 1891:

  • FIXED: A problem with Add-in Express install package on Vista.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, build 923:

  • None.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Office Toolbars, build 460

  • None.

Add-in Express 2008 for Office and .NET - Public Release

[11 Jun, 2008]   Version 4.2.1907


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

Add-in Express 2008 for .NET, build 1907:

  • ADDED: Support for Registration Free COM.
  • ADDED: The ProcessBeforeFolderMove and ProcessBeforeItemMove event handlers to the ADXOutlookItemsEvents class.
  • ADDED: The SyncObjects events to the ADXOutlookAppEvents class.
  • ADDED: The ADXContextMenu, ADXMainMenu, ADXOlExplorerMainMenu and ADXOlInspectorMainMenu components.
  • ADDED: The 'ADX XLL Module' wizard.
  • ADDED: The 'ADX XLL Additional Module' wizard.
  • ADDED: The 'ADX RTD Module' wizard.
  • ADDED: The 'ADX Smart Tag Module' wizard.
  • ADDED: The CheckForUpdates method to the ADXXLLModule class.
  • CHANGED: The signature of the OnKeyDown event in the ADXAddinModule class.
  • CHANGED: The products.exe tool is now moved to the 'Application Data' folder of the user's profile.
  • FIXED: A problem with app.config file in the ClickOnce installer.
  • FIXED: A problem with the registration of Excel Automation and XLL add-ins.
  • FIXED: A problem with task panes and recurrent appointments in Outlook 2007 with 'Cached Exchange Mode' turned off.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, build 933:

  • ADDED: FolderView, ReadingPane, InspectorRegion beta layouts.
  • ADDED: In WebView, the title reflects the Text property of the currently active form.
  • ADDED: Ability to change ADXOlForm.Text in the ADXBeforeFormShow event for showing the changed title in the Advanced Form Region header.
  • ADDED: The ADXEnter and ADXLeave events to ADXOlForm.
  • ADDED: The PostMessage method and ADXPostMessage event to ADXOlForm.
  • ADDED: The ADXCloseButtonClickEventArgs.DisableItem property to the ADXCloseButtonClick event argument. Use this property when you want to disable ADXOlFormsCollectionItem in the ADXCloseButtonClick event.
  • ADDED: The GetTextEditor(object InspectorObj) function that returns an object of the ITextDocument type. See Text Object Model in MSDN.
  • FIXED: ADXOlForm did not show up for MeetingRequest inspectors.
  • FIXED: Explorer ADXOlForms were deleted when a new Inspector was being opened and Outlook was minimized.
  • FIXED: A sub pane was displayed incorrectly in a calendar view after hiding and showing an ADXOlForm in Outlook 2003.
  • FIXED: Explorer got focus when switching between emails in an inspector.
  • FIXED: In WebViewPane, ADXOlForm did not show up for the current folder after enabling an add-in via the COM Add-ins dialog.
  • FIXED: The "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" exception might occur when an email was sent from Windows Explorer.
  • FIXED: Outlook might hang if an email was sent from Windows Explorer and FolderSyncIssues was accessible.
  • FIXED: Impossibility to use greek stresses.
  • CHANGED: The invocation point of the ADXOlForm.Activated event is changed. As a result, it is possible now to set the focus to a form control in this event. Also, in this event, the Visible and Active properties returned false, now they return true.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Excel, build 933:

  • ADDED: Ability to change ADXExcelTaskPane.Text in the ADXBeforeFormShow event for displaying the changed title in the Advanced Custom Task Pane header.
  • ADDED: The ADXCloseButtonClickEventArgs.DisableItem property to the ADXCloseButtonClick event argument. Use this property when you want to disable ADXExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem in the ADXCloseButtonClick event.
  • ADDED: The ADXEnter and ADXLeave events to ADXExcelTaskPane.
  • ADDED: The PostMessage metod and ADXPostMessage event to ADXExcelTaskPane.
  • FIXED: The size of ADXExcelTaskPane was saved incorrectly.
  • FIXED: Impossibility to access the document properties screen under Excel 2007 when ADXExcelTaskPanesManager is used.
  • FIXED: Impossibility to use greek stresses.
  • CHANGED: The invocation point of the ADXExcelTaskPane.Activated event is changed. As a result, it is possible now to set the focus to a form control in this event. Also, in this event, the Visible and Active properties returned false, now they return true.

Add-in Express 2008 Extensions for Microsoft Office Toolbars, build 463

  • FIXED: A bug with handling some keyboard shortcuts.

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET - Public Release

[10 Jun, 2008]   Version 3.8.1890


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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 1890:

  • FIXED: A problem with task panes and recurrent appointments in Outlook 2007 with 'Cached Exchange Mode' turned off.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, build 923:

  • FIXED: ADXOlForm did not show up for MeetingRequest inspectors.
  • FIXED: Explorer ADXOlForms were deleted when a new Inspector was being opened and Outlook was minimized.
  • FIXED: A sub pane was displayed incorrectly in a calendar view after hiding and showing an ADXOlForm in Outlook 2003.
  • FIXED: Explorer got focus when switching between emails in an inspector.
  • FIXED: In WebViewPane, ADXOlForm did not show up for the current folder after enabling an add-in via the COM Add-ins dialog.
  • FIXED: The "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" exception might occur when an email was sent from Windows Explorer.
  • FIXED: Outlook might hang if an email was sent from Windows Explorer and FolderSyncIssues was accessible.
  • FIXED: Impossibility to use greek stresses.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Office Toolbars, build 460

  • None.

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET - Public Release

[15 Jan, 2008]   Version 3.8.1886


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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 1886:

  • FIXED: Outlook might hang if email was sent from the Windows Explorer.
  • FIXED: The the Visible property of the ADXRibbonTab component raised an exception when it was changed at the runtime.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, build 921:

  • FIXED: An inspector hung when when sending a file via Windows Explorer or Word

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Excel, build 921:

  • None

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Office Toolbars, build 460

  • None.

Add-in Express 2008 for .NET - Public Release

[14 Jan, 2008]   Version 4.0.1902


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

Add-in Express 2008 for .NET, build 1902:

  • FIXED: Outlook might hang if email was sent from the Windows Explorer.
  • FIXED: The the Visible property of the ADXRibbonTab component raised an exception when it was changed at the runtime.
  • FIXED: Inspector hanging when sending a file via Explorer or Word.
  • ADDED: The ControlNeeded event to the ADXControlAdapter class.

Security Manager 2007 for Microsoft Outlook, build 1812:

  • ADDED: Support for Visual Studio 2008.

Add-in Express 2008 for .NET - Beta

[21 Dec, 2007]   Version 4.0.1900


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

Add-in Express 2008 for .NET, build 1900:

  • ADDED: A memory manager to XLL solution to improve performance of Add-in Express based XLL add-ins.
  • ADDED: Support of hidden functions to XLL add-ins.
  • ADDED: Support of macro functions to XLL add-ins.
  • ADDED: Support of Excel Worksheet built-in functions and commands to XLL add-ins.
  • ADDED: The Prerequisites dialog to the ClickOnce Publish wizard.
  • ADDED: Support of the Add-in Express 2008 for Internet Explorer.
  • ADDED: Support of the Add-in Express 2008 for Outlook Express.
  • FIXED: A problem in the OnStatusChanged method of the ADXOlPropertyPage class at runtime.
  • FIXED: A problem with XLL add-ins unregistration (the Add-in dialog should be run at least once to fix the problem after a certain XLL add-in has been unregistered).
  • 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: Optimization of work of the WatchEngine internal object.
  • ADDED: The ADXExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem.AlwaysShowHeader property.
  • ADDED: The ADXExcelTaskPanesCollectionItem.CloseButton property.
  • ADDED: ADXExcelTaskPane.OnADXCloseButtonClick event.
  • ADDED: An advanced form region is restored when the ADXExcelTaskPane.Activete method is called.

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET - Public Release

[20 Dec, 2007]   Version 3.8.1885


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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 1885:

  • ADDED: A memory manager to XLL solution to improve performance of Add-in Express based XLL add-ins.
  • ADDED: Support of macro functions to XLL add-ins.
  • FIXED: The OfficeColorScheme property of the ADXAddinModule class might return an incorrect value.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, build 920:

  • FIXED: An inspector hung when a mail was sent from Word as attachment
  • FIXED: Imposibility to add ADXOlFormsManager to AddinModule in the VS2003
  • FIXED: Optimization of work of the WatchEngine internal object
  • FIXED: The exception when ReadingPane contains ADXOlForm and Outlook XP is closed.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Excel, build 920:

  • FIXED: The locale bug related to getting Excel.Version
  • FIXED: Imposibility to add ADXXlFormsManager to AddinModule in the VS2003

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Office Toolbars, build 460

  • None.

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET - Public Release

[13 Nov, 2007]   Version 3.7.1883


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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 1883:

  • FIXED: A bug when installing Add-in Express on certain configurations in Vista with Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, build 918:

  • None.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Excel, build 918:

  • None.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Office Toolbars, build 460

  • None.

Security Manager 2007 for Microsoft Outlook, build 1811

  • None.

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET - Public Release

[8 Nov, 2007]   Version 3.7.1882


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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 1882:

  • ADDED: Beta support for VS2008 Beta 2
  • ADDED: The Unicode is suported now by XLL add-ins written for Excel 2007.
  • ADDED: Automatic updates for ClickOnce projects.
  • ADDED: The IsNetworkDeployed method to the ADXAddinModule class.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, build 918:

  • ADDED: Beta support for VS2008 Beta 2
  • ADDED: The ADXOlFormsCollectionItem.GetCurrentForm method.
  • ADDED: An individual size of Advanced form region for each folder type.
  • ADDED: The InspectorItemTypes.Report item.
  • FIXED: ADXOlForm did not show up after inspector preview.
  • FIXED: Hidden ADXOlForms were shown after the HTML Body had been changed.
  • FIXED: Exception after clicking the Accept button in a Meeting Request
  • FIXED: ADXOlForm didn't show up in an Inspector after being moved to another Item by using Ctrl + >,< when Word was used for reading Rich Text e-mail messages.
  • FIXED: For the Windows 2003 Server OS, the AdxWMIEmulateWindow caption showed up in an Inspector.
  • FIXED: The Form.AcceptButton property didn't work.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Excel, build 918:

  • ADDED: Basic functionality for embeding .NET forms into Excel windows.

Security Manager 2007 for Microsoft Outlook, build 1811

  • None.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Office Toolbars, build 460

  • FIXED: A bug with the FolderBrowserDialog, OpenFileDialog and SaveFileDialog dialogs.
  • FIXED: A bug with the Validating and Validated events.

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET - Premium Build

[3 Oct, 2007]   Version 3.6.1881


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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 1881:

  • ADDED: The NativeWindowCaption and NativeWindowHandle properties to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • ADDED: The ImageTransparentColor property to ribbon components.
  • ADDED: The OnGetFormRegionStorage, OnBeforeFormRegionShow, OnGetFormRegionManifest and OnGetFormRegionIcon events to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • FIXED: A problem with ADXCommandBarButton components when they were placed after an advanced control.
  • FIXED: A problem with the Smart Tag and RTD server setup projects under Windows XP (x64).
  • FIXED: The Supertip didn't show up for the ADXRibbonMenu if it was added to the ADXRibbonSplitButton.
  • FIXED: A problem with Crystal Report components in the Publish wizard.
  • FIXED: A problem with the transparent image color in the Add-in Express designer.
  • FIXED: A problem with images on the ADXRibbonItem component.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, build 917:

  • FIXED: ADXOlFormsCollectionItems became empty when you clicked Cancel in ADXOlFormsCollection Editor.
  • FIXED: Menu Project / Add* added ADXOlForm as a sub-item of the current file.
  • FIXED: ADXOlForm did not show up when Word 2002/2003 was used for editing Rich Text e-mail messages.
  • FIXED: The TAB and DEL keys did not react when using a control which had an embedded System.Windows.Forms.WebControl.
  • 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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET - Premium Build

[14 Sep, 2007]   Version 3.6.1880


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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 1880:

  • ADDED: The ParseMsoXmlTypeAs property to the ADXRibbonButton component.
  • FIXED: A problem with registration of C++ projects.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, build 916:

  • FIXED: Refreshing a folder when the Outlook start-up folder has no ADXOlForm with WebViewPane layout.
  • FIXED: Pressing the FN key on notebooks raises the exception.

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET - Public Release

[30 Jul, 2007]   Version 3.6.1879


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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 1879:

  • ADDED: XLL Add-ins (Beta).
  • ADDED: The OfficeColorSchemeChanged event to the ADXAddinModule class.
  • ADDED: The OfficeColorScheme property to the ADXAddinModule class.
  • ADDED: The ClickOnce Module wizard.
  • ADDED: CommandBar visual designer.
  • ADDED: Add-in Express Class Reference (CHM).
  • ADDED: Context Help files.
  • FIXED: A problem with some properties of the Ribbon built-in controls.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, build 915:

  • ADDED: Double click on the splitter hides the Advanced Form Region.
  • FIXED: ADXOlFormsCollectionItems were not deleted when ADXOlFormsManager was deleted in the design mode.
  • FIXED: It was impossibe to add an ADXOlForm to a sulution subfolder in design-time.

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET - Premium Build

[10 Jul, 2007]   Version 3.5.1878


Premium Build 2007.3.5.1878

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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 1878:

  • CHANGED: The ClickOnce Publish wizard.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, build 914:

  • FIXED: The ADXOlForm.Show() method could show up some other ADXOlForm instance.

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET - Premium Build

[26 Jun, 2007]   Version 3.5.1876


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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 1876:

  • ADDED: The Ribbon Tab Designer.
  • FIXED: The CheckForUpdates method didn't work.
  • FIXED: A problem with the Task Pane's registration on the target PC.
    Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, build 913:
  • FIXED: The "COM object that has been separated from its underlying RCW cannot be used" exception fired when you change layout-related properties of ADXOlFormsCollectionItem.
  • FIXED: Incorrect drawing of the splitter in the WebViewPane layout.

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET - Public Release

[18 Jun, 2007]   Version 3.5.1875


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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 1875:

  • ADDED: Add-in Express ClickOnce Solution - released.
  • ADDED: Support of Microsoft VSTO loader.
  • ADDED: The Shared property to the ADXRibbonTab, ADXRibbonGroup, ADXRibbonBox and ADXRibbonButtonGroup components.
  • ADDED: The ADXClickOnceModule class.
  • ADDED: The DisableUAC tool to make an add-in's installation UAC-aware in Vista.
  • FIXED: A problem with Ribbon controls when several add-ins add controls to the same Ribbon tab.
  • FIXED: ADXRibbonDropDown did not refresh its state.
  • FIXED: ADXRTDTopic didn't store the last value.
  • FIXED: The Tab, Del key did not work for a WebBrowser control.
  • 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 ADXOlForm.ADXBeforeFormShow and ADXOLForm.ADXAfterFormShow events.
  • FIXED: The state of the Splitter was saved at improper time.
  • ADDED: Restoring the ADXOlForm size after minimizing/restoring the size of an Outlook window.

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET - Premium Build

[25 May, 2007]   Version 3.4.1873


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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 1873:

  • ADDED: The ADXRibbonCommand component.
  • ADDED: The Dynamic property to the ADXRibbonMenu component.
  • ADDED: The OnCreate event to the ADXRibbonMenu component.

Add-in Express Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, build 911:

  • FIXED: The Tab key did not react for controls inside a UserControl.
  • FIXED: The focus rectangle did not show up.
  • ADDED: In the BeforeFormInstanceCreate event, now it is possible to change layouts (with obvious restrictions, though).

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Office Toolbars, build 459

  • FIXED: A bug under Outlook 2000.

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET - Premium Build

[30 Apr, 2007]   Version 3.4.1872


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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 1872:

  • ADDED: Beta support for Microsoft VSTO loader (for C#, VB.NET, J# and Chrom projects).
  • ADDED: An Advanced Form region for BottomSubpane, TopSubpane, RightSubpane, LeftSubpane layouts now saves/restores its size depending upon availability of the ReadingPane.
  • ADDED: The ADXOlFormsCollectionItem.ApplyTo method.
  • ADDED: The ADXOlFormsManager.OnError event.
  • FIXED: An exception when a new Outlook instance was started when the currently running instance was shutting down.
  • FIXED: A problem with NavigationPane and ReadingPane after minimizing Outlook

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET - Premium Build

[10 Apr, 2007]   Version 3.4.1870


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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 1870:

  • FIXED: A problem with the ClickOnce deployment in Vista.
  • FIXED: A conflict when the same keyboard shortcut is defined in both the ADXOlForm and Outlook.
  • ADDED: ADXOlFormsCollectionItem.Tag, ADXOlForm.CurrentOutlookWindowHandle properties.

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET - Premium Build

[30 Mar, 2007]   Version 3.4.1869


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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 1869:

  • FIXED: A problem with ADXOlPropertyPage class in Outlook if the add-in was written for .NET Framework v1.1.
  • FIXED: A problem with task panes in Excel 2007 and PowerPoint 2007 at the run-time.
  • FIXED: ADXOlForm overlapped the message body when switching between Word Inspector windows.
  • FIXED: The BottomNavigationPane layout worked incorrectly after minimizing Outlook Explorer window.
  • FIXED: The Visible property returned False in the VisibleChange event after invoking the Hide method.
  • FIXED: An ADXOlForm lost focus after the user printed some symbols in the form's controls.
  • ADDED: The WebViewPane layout now works without ActiveX control. You don't need anymore a) to deploy ADXOlFormContainer.msm with your add-in and b) to add AddinExpress.MSO.dll to GAC.

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET - Public Release

[14 Mar, 2007]   Version 3.4.1868


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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 1868:

  • FIXED: The 'AddinStartupComplete' event fired while the add-in was uninstalled.
  • FIXED: A problem with the Visible property of the ADXTaskPane component at runtime.
  • FIXED: Forms didn't show up when Outlook was started with no UI and then visualized.
  • FIXED: NavigationPane region didn't show if WebViewPane region is shown.
  • FIXED: When the Hide method was called, the Visible property was True in the VisibleChange event.
  • FIXED: Entering some characters caused the form to loose focus.
  • ADDED: TADXOlFormsManager events: ADXNavigationPaneMinimize(2007 only), ADXTodoBarHide, ADXTodoBarMinimize, ADXTodoBarShow
  • ADDED: FolderObj, ExplorerObj, InspectorObj properties in the BeforeFormInstanceCreateEventArgs parameter of ADXBeforeFormInstanceCreate event.
  • ADDED: You can change the size of ADXOLForm if ADXOlFormsCollectionItem.Splitter=None.
  • ADDED: Now it is possible to change the form's layout in the ADXOlForm.OnADXBeforeFormShow event

Add-in Express 2007 for .Net - Premium Build

[19 Feb, 2007]   Version 3.3.1867


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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 3.3.1867:

  • None.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, .NET Edition 3.3.905:

  • FIXED: Forms didn't show up when Outlook was started with no UI and then visualized.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Office Toolbars, .NET Edition, 3.3.457:

  • None.

Add-in Express 2007 for .Net - Public Release

[16 Feb, 2007]   Version 3.3.1867


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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 3.3.1867:

  • ADDED: The OnActionEx event to the ADXBuiltInControl component.
  • ADDED: The ClickOnce beta-support for the Add-in Express based projects (see Developer's Guide).
  • FIXED: The 'shadowCopyEnabled' tag in the ADX loader manifest didn't disable the shadow copying of the add-in files.
  • FIXED: The 'Exclude From Build' property of the C++ projects was not set to 'Yes' by default for adxloader.dll and adxloader.dll.manifests files.
  • FIXED: A problem with the project template of the Excel Automation add-in.
  • CHANGED: Now the 'DisplayAlerts' property of the ADXAddinModule is set to 'true' by default.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, .NET Edition 3.3.905:

  • ADDED: Advanced splitter with the Minimize/Restore button
  • ADDED: ADXOlFormsManager events: ADXReadingPaneHide, ADXReadingPaneShow, ADXReadingPaneMove, ADXNavigationPaneHide, ADXNavigationPaneShow
  • FIXED: Exception related to theming in Windows 2000
  • 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: 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: SelectionChange event raised for invisible ADXOlForm

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Office Toolbars, .NET Edition, 3.3.457:

  • FIXED: Bug with TaskItem in Outlook 2003.

Add-in Express 2007 for .Net - Premium Build

[22 Jan, 2007]   Version 3.2.1866


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

Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 3.2.1866:

  • FIXED: A problem with items in the ADXRibbonComboBox, ADXRibbonDropDown and ADXRibbonGallery components.
  • FIXED: A problem with the Change event of the ADXCommandBarComboBox, ADXCommandBarDropDownList and ADXCommandBarEdit components.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, .NET Edition 3.2.904:

  • None.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Office Toolbars, .NET Edition, 3.2.456:

  • None.

Add-in Express 2007 for .Net - Public Release

[16 Jan, 2007]   Version 3.2.1865


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


Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 3.2.1865:

  • ADDED: The MailMergeDataSourceValidate2 event to the ADXWordAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The WorkbookRowsetComplete event to the ADXExcelAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The AfterCalculate event to the ADXExcelAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The SlideShowOnNext event to the ADXPowerPointAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The SlideShowOnPrevious event to the ADXPowerPointAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The MailMergeInsertBarcode event to the ADXPublisherAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The MailMergeRecipientListClose event to the ADXPublisherAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The MailMergeGenerateBarcode event to the ADXPublisherAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The MailMergeWizardFollowUpCustom event to the ADXPublisherAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The BeforePrint event to the ADXPublisherAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The AfterPrint event to the ADXPublisherAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The ShowCatalogUI event to the ADXPublisherAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The HideCatalogUI event to the ADXPublisherAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The AttachmentContextMenuDisplay event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The FolderContextMenuDisplay event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The StoreContextMenuDisplay event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The ShortcutContextMenuDisplay event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The ViewContextMenuDisplay event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The ItemContextMenuDisplay event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The ContextMenuClose event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The ItemLoad event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The BeforeFolderSharingDialog event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The PageChange event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The AttachmentRemove event to the 'ADX Outlook Item Events' class.
  • ADDED: The BeforeAttachmentAdd event to the 'ADX Outlook Item Events' class.
  • ADDED: The BeforeAttachmentPreview event to the 'ADX Outlook Item Events' class.
  • ADDED: The BeforeAttachmentRead event to the 'ADX Outlook Item Events' class.
  • ADDED: The BeforeAttachmentWriteToTempFile event to the 'ADX Outlook Item Events' class.
  • ADDED: The Unload event to the 'ADX Outlook Item Events' class.
  • ADDED: The BeforeAutoSave event to the 'ADX Outlook Item Events' class.
  • ADDED: The 'recursive' parameter to the constructor of the ADXOutlookItemsEvents and ADXOutlookFoldersEvents classes.
  • FIXED: The ADXRTDTopic component was case insensitive.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, .NET Edition 3.2.904:

  • FIXED: An ADXOlForm appeared twice after using Quick Search.
  • FIXED: An ADXOlForm hided, when the user clicked the Next Item or the Previous Item buttons in an Inspector window.
  • ADDED: The ADXOlForm.Activate method.
  • ALTERED: Now it is impossible to change the size of ADXOlForm programmatically.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Office Toolbars, .NET Edition, 3.2.456:

  • None.

Add-in Express 2007 for .Net - Public Release

[29 Dec, 2006]   Version 3.1.1864


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


Add-in Express 2007 for .NET, build 3.1.1864:

  • ADDED: Support for Office 2007 custom task panes:
    • classes: AddinExpress.MSO.ADXTaskPane, AddinExpress.MSO.ADXCustomTaskPaneCollection
    • ADXAddInModule properties: TaskPanes
    • ADXAddInModule events: OnTaskPaneBeforeCreate, OnTaskPaneAfterCreate, OnTaskPaneBeforeShow, OnTaskPaneAferShow, and OnTaskPaneBeforeDestroy.
  • ADDED: Add-in Express Loader allows installing your assemblies with non-administrator priveleges (see Development Guide).
  • ADDED: The ADXRTDServerModule.RegisterForAllUsers property. This property is supported by the Add-in Express Loader only.
  • ALTERED: The ADXBuiltInControl.DisableStandardAction property can be changed at runtime in the Action event handler of a built-in control.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Outlook, .NET Edition 3.1.903:

  • ADDED: More than one ADXOlForm per Explorer or Inspector layout.
  • ADDED: New items in ADXOlFormsCollectionItem.ExplorerLayout:
    • BottomOutlookBar: 2000, 2002 only
    • BottomNavigationPane: 2000, 2002 - Folder List; 2003, 2007 - Navigation Pane
    • BottomTodoBar: 2007 only
  • ADDED: The ADXOlFormsCollectionItem.ExplorerMessageClasses property.
  • ADDED: New method and property to ADXOlFormsCollectionItem: FormInstances and FormInstanceCount. NOTE. Use them to access form instantces created by the given item.
  • ALTERED: ADXOlFormsManager.ADXBeforeFolderSwitch is deprecated.
  • ADDED: The ADXOlFormsManager.ADXBeforeFolderSwitchEx event.
  • ALTERED: ADXOlFormsManager.ADXFolderSwitch is deprecated. NOTE. Use the ADXOlForm.Visible property in the ADXOlForm.BeforeFormShow event to control the form visibility.
  • ADDED: The ADXOlFormsManager.ADXFolderSwitchEx event. NOTE. This event fires after all Explorer forms are shown.
  • ADDED: The ADXOlFormsManager.ADXBeforeFormInstanceCreate event.
  • ALTERED: ADXOlFormsManager. The LockUpdates and UnlockUpdates methods are deprecated. Their use doesn't have any effect. NOTE. Now, changes in the item's properties affect the item's forms only.
  • ALTERED: ADXOlFormsManager.CurrentForm is deprecated. NOTE. Use the FormInstances method and FormInstanceCount property of the item to access form instances.

Add-in Express 2007 Extensions for Microsoft Office Toolbars, .NET Edition, 3.1.455:

  • ADDED: Office 2007 support.
  • ADDED: Vista support.

Add-in Express .Net, Premium Suite - Public Release

[30 Oct, 2006]   Version 2.8.1763


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


Add-in Express .NET, 2.8.1763:

  • ADDED: The CheckOldValue property to the ADXRTDTopic component.
  • ADDED: The CallProxyMethod0..5 to the ADXAddinModule component to call the add-in methods from another application domain.
  • ADDED: The CallMethod0..5 methods to the ADXRemoteObject class to call the add-in methods from the VBA code.
  • ADDED: The support of Windows XP x64 Edition.
  • FIXED: ADX shims were built for the x86 target platform only.
  • FIXED: A problem with the Performance Counter if it is disabled on the target PC.
  • FIXED: The Dirty event fired only once if the add-in is written in VS.NET 2005.
  • FIXED: The ADX Loader prevented add-in upgrades by replacing add-in dlls.
  • FIXED: The PropertyPage event didn't work in the ADXSmartTag component.

Add-in Express Extensions .NET for Microsoft Outlook, 1.5.902:

  • FIXED: DevExpress controls don't show their popups when placed on AdxOlForm.
  • ADDED: The Add-in Express Extensions now works on the X64 platform.

Known Issues of Add-in Express Extensions .NET for Microsoft Outlook, 1.5.902

  • In Visual Studio .NET 2003, the reference to AddinExpress.OL.2003.dll is not added automatically when adding ADXOlFormsManager to AddinModule right after creating a project. You can add the reference manually or switch between the designer and code modes before adding ADXOlFormsManager.

Toolbar Controls .NET for Microsoft Office, 1.1.415:

  • FIXED: Incompatibility problems with some third-party add-ins.
  • FIXED: The embedded control now becomes hidden if the toolbar's size becomes less than that of the control.

Known Issues of Toolbar Controls .NET for Microsoft Office, 1.1.415:

  • Infragistics components lose their event handlers at run-time if placed on the Add-in Module. To place Infragistics components on a toolbar place them on UserControl first, then add the UserControl component onto the Add-in Module.

Outlook Security Manager, 1.6.1708:

  • ADDED: The support of Windows XP x64 Edition.

Add-in Express .Net - Public Release

[30 Oct, 2006]   Version 2.8.1763


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


  • ADDED: The CheckOldValue property to the ADXRTDTopic component.
  • ADDED: The CallProxyMethod0..5 to the ADXAddinModule component to call the add-in methods from another application domain.
  • ADDED: The CallMethod0..5 methods to the ADXRemoteObject class to call the add-in methods from the VBA code.
  • ADDED: The support of Windows XP x64 Edition.
  • FIXED: ADX shims were built for the x86 target platform only.
  • FIXED: A problem with the Performance Counter if it is disabled on the target PC.
  • FIXED: The Dirty event fired only once if the add-in is written in VS.NET 2005.
  • FIXED: The ADX Loader prevented add-in upgrades by replacing add-in dlls.
  • FIXED: The PropertyPage event didn't work in the ADXSmartTag component.

Add-in Express .Net, Premium Suite - Public Release

[4 Oct, 2006]   Version 2.7.1762


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


Add-in Express .NET, 2.7.1762:

  • None.

ADX Extensions .NET for Microsoft Outlook, 1.4.901:

  • FIXED: The Click event didn't fire up for a control located on UserControl placed on ADXOlForm.
  • FIXED: The WebView ADXOlForm was not cached.
  • FIXED: Setup program required Framework 1.1.4322 to be installed for development machines with Visual Studio .NET 2005 only.
  • FIXED: ADXOlForm didn't show up after the first FolderSwitch event.
  • FIXED: ADXOlForm disappeared if the user clicks the Assign button in Task Inspector.
  • FIXED: The ADXOlFormsManager.CurrentForm property returned null if ExplorerLayout = WebViewPane
  • ADDED: The TopSubpane option to the InspectorLayout enum.
  • ADDED: You can change the size of a displayed form, say Me.Width = 200 (in pixels). Width changing is valid for Left and Right sub-panes. Height changing is valid for Top and Bottom sub-panes.

Toolbar Controls .NET for Microsoft Office, 1.0.414:

  • None.

Outlook Security Manager, 1.6.1707:

  • None.

Add-in Express .Net - Public Release

[28 Jul, 2006]   Version 2.7.1762


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

  • ADDED: The BeforeOptionPageAdd event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • ADDED: The PageType property to the ADXAddinModule class.
  • ADDED: The C++ loader is added while a new ADX based project is created.
  • ADDED: The CurrentInstance field to the ADXAddinModule, ADXRTDServerModule and ADXSmartTagModule classes to access the modules in .NET Forms at the runtime.
  • FIXED: A problem with the smart tags registration on the target PC.

Add-in Express .NET 2.4 - Public Release

[30 Mar, 2006]   Version 2.4


This version includes all changes of previous premium builds, namely:

  • ADDED: The setup project is automatically generated with the Add-in Express .NET Project Wizards on Visual Studio 2005.
  • ADDED: Now Add-in Express .NET supports Borland Delphi 2006.
  • ADDED: The following methods to the ADXAddinModule class: CallProxyMethod, GetProxyProperty, SetProxyProperty. These methods are useful when an add-in is built with the C++ shim. They allow making calls from the Outlook Property page to the ADX add-in across domains. Now it is possible to call public methods/properties as well as private members. There is an OutlookPropertyPage example in the ADX installation package that shows how to use this feature.
  • ADDED: The CVErr function to the ADXExcelAddinModule component.
  • ADDED: The following events to the ADXExcelAppEvents component: WorkbookSync, WorkbookBeforeXmlImport, WorkbookAfterXmlImport, WorkbookBeforeXmlExport, WorkbookAfterXmlExport.
  • ADDED: The VSSetup.doc file contains step by step instructions on how to create the setup project manually in Visual Studio .NET 2003 and 2005.
  • ALTERED: Now Add-in Express .NET doesn't support Borland Delphi for .NET 8
  • FIXED: A bug with registering the add-in for All Users if you register the shim using the Register property of the setup project item. Also a bug if some .msm modules were not installed before registering the shim. As a solution, the shim registration has been moved to the custom actions. See the VSSetup.doc file to see the changes in creating the setup project. NOTE: The old setup projects on Visual Studio 2003 are still supported.
  • FIXED: A problem with adding PIAs to the ADX based add-in project. There were two Office.dll assemblies in one folder of the setup project. Now the Office.dll v7.0.3300.0 assembly is not a dependency assembly for Add-in Express .NET.
  • FIXED: The Image property of the ADXCommandBarButton component doesn't work at runtime if Word is set as an editor in Outlook.
  • FIXED: A problem with Outlook standard command bars. They were not resized if a user's command bar was placed after them and the user switched between Outlook folders.

See Downloads to download this version.

Add-in Express .NET - Premium Build

[22 Mar, 2006]   Version 2.4.1756


  • ADDED: The CVErr function to the ADXExcelAddinModule component.
  • ADDED: The following events to the ADXExcelAppEvents component: WorkbookSync, WorkbookBeforeXmlImport, WorkbookAfterXmlImport, WorkbookBeforeXmlExport, WorkbookAfterXmlExport.
  • FIXED: A problem with adding PIAs to the ADX based add-in project. There were two Office.dll assemblies in one folder of the setup project. Now the Office.dll v7.0.3300.0 assembly is not a dependency assembly for Add-in Express .NET.
  • FIXED: The Image property of the ADXCommandBarButton component doesn't work at runtime if Word is set as an editor in Outlook.

See Premium Zone to download this build.

Add-in Express .NET - Premium Build

[14 Mar, 2006]   Version 2.4.1755


  • ADDED: The setup project is automatically generated with the Add-in Express .NET Project Wizards on Visual Studio 2005.
  • ADDED: Now Add-in Express .NET supports Borland Delphi 2006.
  • ADDED: The VSSetup.doc file contains step by step instructions on how to create the setup project manually in Visual Studio .NET 2003 and 2005.
  • ALTERED: Now Add-in Express .NET doesn't support Borland Delphi for .NET 8
  • FIXED: A bug with registering the add-in for All Users if you register the shim using the Register property of the setup project item. Also a bug if some .msm modules were not installed before registering the shim. As a solution, the shim registration has been moved to the custom actions. See the VSSetup.doc file to see the changes in creating the setup project. NOTE: The old setup projects on Visual Studio 2003 are still supported.

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Add-in Express .NET - 2.3 Public Release

[19 Feb, 2006]   Version 2.3


Added

  • Shortcuts are supported in all Office applications. The built-in shortcuts are overrided by Add-in Express shortcuts.
  • The HandleShortcuts property to the add-in module.
  • Integration with MS Office PIAs for the add-in projects based on Add-in Express. If you have Office PIAs installed they can be included in the add-in project references. Otherwise, Add-in Express can generate Office PIAs, signs them with a strong name and includes in the add-in project references.
  • If Office PIAs are used in the add-in project, Add-in Express adds to the add-in module class special typified properties corresponding with the host applications of your add-in. For example, for Outlook add-ins the OutlookApp property is added to the add-in module class.
  • Shimmed projects can be registered by regsvr32. Now there is no need to use the Installer class and Custom actions of the Setup project to register Add-in Express based add-ins.
  • The "Host Configuration" command has been added to the add-in module. Now you can generate configuration files of your add-in automatically for .NET run-time versions (1.1 or 2.0).
  • The XPThemes class to enable XP Styles for .NET controls.
  • Now MSForms are supported on Excel worksheets and Word documents.
  • The new exception handler to display more detailed information about runtime errors.
  • Some new examples are included in the Add-in Express installation package.
  • The ADX Excel Sheet Module wizard to the Add New Items dialog.
  • The ADX Word Document Module wizard to the Add New Items dialog.
  • The ADX Outlook Items Events wizard to the Add New Items dialog.
  • The ADX Outlook Folders Events wizard to the Add New Items dialog.
  • The ADX Outlook Item Events wizard to the Add New Items dialog.
  • The ADX Excel Worksheet Events wizard to the Add New Items dialog.
  • The ADXAppDomain property to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • Now the ADXOlInspectorCommandBar component saves its position even the temporary property is set to true.
  • The Connect event to the ADXRTDTopic component.
  • The EPostagePropertyDialog event to the ADXWordAppEvents component.
  • The EPostageInsert event to the ADXWordAppEvents component.
  • The MailMergeAfterMerge event to the ADXWordAppEvents component.
  • The MailMergeAfterRecordMerge event to the ADXWordAppEvents component.
  • The MailMergeBeforeMerge event to the ADXWordAppEvents component.
  • The MailMergeBeforeRecordMerge event to the ADXWordAppEvents component.
  • The MailMergeDataSourceLoad event to the ADXWordAppEvents component.
  • The MailMergeDataSourceValidate event to the ADXWordAppEvents component.
  • The MailMergeWizardSendToCustom event to the ADXWordAppEvents component.
  • The MailMergeWizardStateChange event to the ADXWordAppEvents component.
  • The WindowSize event to the ADXWordAppEvents component.
  • The SheetPivotTableUpdate event to the ADXExcelAppEvents component.
  • The WorkbookPivotTableCloseConnection event to the ADXExcelAppEvents component.
  • The WorkbookPivotTableOpenConnection event to the ADXExcelAppEvents component.
  • The AdvancedSearchComplete event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • The AdvancedSearchStopped event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • The MAPILogonComplete event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • The ExplorerBeforeMaximize event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • The ExplorerBeforeMinimize event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • The ExplorerBeforeMove event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • The ExplorerBeforeSize event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • The ExplorerBeforeItemCopy event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • The ExplorerBeforeItemCut event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • The ExplorerBeforeItemPaste event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • The InspectorBeforeMaximize event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • The InspectorBeforeMinimize event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • The InspectorBeforeMove event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • The InspectorBeforeSize event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • The ModuleName property to the ADXAddinAdditionalModule component.
  • The CommandBarsCount property to the ADXAddinAdditionalModule component.
  • The CommandBars method to the ADXAddinAdditionalModule component.
  • The CommandBarIndexByName method to the ADXAddinAdditionalModule component.
  • The CommandBarByName method to the ADXAddinAdditionalModule component.
  • The CommandBarIndexOf method to the ADXAddinAdditionalModule component.
  • The RegistryKey property to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • The HostVersion property to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • The XMLSelectionChange event to the ADXWordAppEvents component.
  • The XMLValidationError event to the ADXWordAppEvents component.
  • The DocumentSync event to the ADXWordAppEvents component.
  • The EPostageInsertEx event to the ADXWordAppEvents component.
  • The following event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The WindowGoalAreaChange event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The WindowSelectionChange event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The WindowBeforeViewChange event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The WindowViewChange event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The WindowActivate event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The WindowDeactivate event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The WindowSidepaneDisplayChange event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The WindowSidepaneTaskChange event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The WorkpaneDisplayChange event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The LoadWebPage event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The ProjectAfterSave event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The ProjectTaskNew event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The ProjectResourceNew event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The ProjectAssignmentNew event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The ProjectBeforeSaveBaseline event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The ProjectBeforeClearBaseline event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The ProjectBeforeClose2 event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The ProjectBeforePrint2 event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The ProjectBeforeSave2 event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The ProjectBeforeTaskDelete2 event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The ProjectBeforeResourceDelete2 event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The ProjectBeforeAssignmentDelete2 event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The ProjectBeforeTaskChange2 event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The ProjectBeforeResourceChange2 event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The ProjectBeforeAssignmentChange2 event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The ProjectBeforeTaskNew2 event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The ProjectBeforeResourceNew2 event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The ProjectBeforeAssignmentNew2 event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The ApplicationBeforeClose event to the ADXProjectAppEvents component.
  • The following event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • The NewMailEx event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • The BeforeReminderShow event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • The ReminderAdd event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • The ReminderChange event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • The ReminderFire event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • The ReminderRemove event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.
  • The Snooze event to the ADXOutlookAppEvents component.

Fixed

  • It was possible to add command bar with an empty name.
  • The Outlook folder was not accessible in the NamespaceOptionPagesAdd event handler.
  • The NewFolder property of the ADXOlExplorerBeforeFolderSwitchEventArgs class was not accessible in the ExplorerBeforeFolderSwitch event handler.
  • The NewView property of the ADXOlExplorerBeforeViewSwitchEventArgs class was not accessible in the ExplorerBeforeViewSwitch event handler.
  • Outlook 2000 can hang if the ADX based add-in is loaded.
  • The FolderNames collection of the ADXOlExplorerCommandBar and ADXOlInspectorCommandBar components was case sensitive.
  • An Add-in Express based add-in project was not registered if a new configuration had been applied to the solution (Visual Studio .NET 2005).
  • An Add-in Express based add-in project was not compiled if a new Windows Form was added to the project (Visual Studio .NET 2005).
  • The shim project was not built correctly if a solution was created in a separate directory.

Altered

  • Now one setup package includes Add-in Express .NET for Visual Studio 2003 and 2005, and Delphi .NET 8 and 2005.
  • All examples for Visual Studio 2005 include setup projects. Please consult with these examples to create setup projects on Visual Studio 2005.

Add-in Express .NET - 2.2 for Visual Studio 2005 Release

[14 Nov, 2005]   Version 2.2


Add-in Express .NET 2.2 for Visual Studio 2005 has no changes compared to Add-in Express .NET 2.2 for Visual Studio 2003. Please note, currently you cannot run both versions, for VS 2005 and VS 2003, on one PC. We will be able to provide the parallel work of both versions as soon as Microsoft has fixed several critical bugs in Visual Studio 2005 preventing us from doing it right now.

Add-in Express .NET - 2.2 Release

[12 Jun, 2005]   Version 2.2


In addition to bugs fixing we added or altered:

  • Support of Microsoft Publisher 2003. Now you can develop COM add-ins for Publisher.
  • Support of Borland Delphi 2005. Add-in Express .NET can be used in Delphi 2005 for .NET.
  • Unmanaged shims. You can generate a key pair to sign your projects with strong name and create unmanaged shims for COM Add-ins, Smart Tags and RTD Servers. All this is available when you create a project based on Add-in Express.
  • Event handler components. They implement all events of the Application object of host applications. For example, you can handle the NewMail event with a couple of clicks. All event handler components are available via the "Add Event" command of the add-in module.
  • Excel Automation Add-ins. With this feature you can embed new functions for MS Excel. You can create an Excel automation module with the "Add New Item" dialog box of the add-in project.
  • Multi module COM add-ins. We added this to allow you to organize the code of your add-in in a simpler way provided you have more than one button in the add-in :-) You can create an additional module with the "Add New Item" dialog box of the add-in project.
  • Multi add-in projects. Now you can include several add-ins in one COM Add-in assembly. You can add a new COM add-in to your project with the "Add New Item" dialog box of the add-in project.
  • Finally the most IMPORTANT. We've got rid of automatic project registration. Earlier COM add-ins were registered automatically when you compiled them. Because of this you changes might sometimes not to be reflected. Now you can avoid this problem with two new items in the Tools menu, "Register ADX Project" and "Unregister ADX Project".

Add-in Express .NET - 2.2 Public Preview

[1 Feb, 2005]   Version 2.2


In addition to bugs fixing we added or altered:

  • Support of Microsoft Publisher 2003. Now you can develop COM add-ins for Publisher.
  • Support of Borland Delphi 2005. Add-in Express .NET can be used in Delphi 2005 for .NET.
  • Unmanaged shims. You can generate a key pair to sign your projects with strong name and create unmanaged shims for COM Add-ins, Smart Tags and RTD Servers. All this is available when you create a project based on Add-in Express.
  • Event handler components. They implement all events of the Application object of host applications. For example, you can handle the NewMail event with a couple of clicks. All event handler components are available via the "Add Event" command of the add-in module.
  • Excel Automation Add-ins. With this feature you can embed new functions for MS Excel. You can create an Excel automation module with the "Add New Item" dialog box of the add-in project.
  • Multi module COM add-ins. We added this to allow you to organize the code of your add-in in a simpler way provided you have more than one button in the add-in :-) You can create an additional module with the "Add New Item" dialog box of the add-in project.
  • Multi add-in projects. Now you can include several add-ins in one COM Add-in assembly. You can add a new COM add-in to your project with the "Add New Item" dialog box of the add-in project.
  • Finally the most IMPORTANT. We've got rid of automatic project registration. Earlier COM add-ins were registered automatically when you compiled them. Because of this you changes might sometimes not to be reflected. Now you can avoid this problem with two new items in the Tools menu, "Register ADX Project" and "Unregister ADX Project".

Add-in Express 2.1 .NET - Edition is released

[16 Oct, 2004]   Version 2.1


Add-in Express 2.1 includes numerous additions, patches, fixes and alterations the most important of which are listed below.

SOURCE CODE

Added

  • Any built-in controls can be added and handled via ADXCommandBar.Controls.
  • Now ADX command bars can be deleted and renamed after starting a host application if they were removed or renamed during development time.
  • Now ADX controls can be deleted after starting a host application if they were removed from ADX module during development time.
  • Now the ADXCommandBarControl component can be added to the Controls collection of the ADXCommandBar and the ADXCommandBarPopup components. ADXCommandBarControl represents any built-in control of the add-in host application. It is a wrapper over the CommandBarControl object and can be used to add built-in controls to your command bars.
  • The ADX Real-Time Data Server Wizard to the New Project Dialog.
  • The ADX Smart Tag Wizard to the New Project Dialog.
  • The AfterInstall event to the ADXAddinModule, ADXRTDServerModule and ADXSmartTagModule components.
  • The AfterRollback event to the ADXAddinModule, ADXRTDServerModule and ADXSmartTagModule components.
  • The AfterUninstall event to the ADXAddinModule, ADXRTDServerModule and ADXSmartTagModule components.
  • The BeforeInstall event to the ADXAddinModule, ADXRTDServerModule and ADXSmartTagModule components.
  • The BeforeRollback event to the ADXAddinModule, ADXRTDServerModule and ADXSmartTagModule components.
  • The BeforeUninstall event to the ADXAddinModule, ADXRTDServerModule and ADXSmartTagModule components.
  • The CommandBars method to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • The CommandBarsCount property to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • The CommandBarIndexByName method to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • The CommandBarIndexOf method to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • The CommandBarTag property to the ADXCommandBar component.
  • The Committed event to the ADXAddinModule, ADXRTDServerModule and ADXSmartTagModule components.
  • The Committing event to the ADXAddinModule, ADXRTDServerModule and ADXSmartTagModule components.
  • The Description property to the ADXCommandBar.
  • The DisableStandardAction property to the ADXCommandBarButton.
  • The Id property to the ADXCommandBarButton, ADXCommandBarComboBox, ADXCommandBarEdit and ADXCommandBarDropDownList components.
  • The OlExplorerActivate event to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • The OlExplorerBeforeFolderSwitch event to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • The OlExplorerBeforeViewSwitch event to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • The OlExplorerClose event to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • The OlExplorerDeactivate event to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • The OlExplorerFolderSwitch event to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • The OlExplorerViewSwitch event to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • The OlExplorerSelectionChange event to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • The OlInspectorActivate event to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • The OlInspectorClose event to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • The OlInspectorDeactivate event to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • The OlNewInspector event to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • The OlNewExplorer event to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • The RegisterForAllUsers property to the ADXAddinModule component.

Fixed

  • An addin is invisible in COM Add-ins dialog on Office 2000 and XP.
  • An exception that occurs during the registration in Delphi 8.
  • An exception that occurs when a control is deleted from a command bar manually.
  • An exception that occurs when Outlook Inspector is closed.
  • An exception that occurs when Outlook Inspector is opened for the second time.
  • An exception that occurs when Outlook is running from the command line.
  • Combo boxes are not deleted from a command bar when an add-in is unloaded by the COM Add-in dialog.
  • Command bar doesn't appear for Microsoft Project.
  • Command bar is not removed when an addin is uninstalled.
  • Items of a combo box are not updated when the Items collection of ADXCommandBarComboBox is changed.
  • Optimized events for host applications.
  • The ADXBuiltInControl doesn't work with the ADXOlInspectorCommandBar component.
  • The ADXCommandBarControl component does not add a control to a command bar when a control is not explicitly added to any existing command bar.
  • The Caption, BeginGroup, Style properties are not updated when the Id property of a control is greater than 1.
  • The change of button's index image is not updated.
  • The change of control's ID property is not updated.
  • The default value of the string properties of a CommandBarControl object is not kept when the string properties of the ADXCommandBarControl component are empty.
  • The FindControlObj method can't find a control when it is moved to another command bar.
  • The registry key of an addin is not deleted from the AddIns registry key of a host application when an addin is uninstalled.

Changed

  • The FolderName property of ADXOlExplorerCommandBar and ADXOlInpectorCommandBar supports an empty string to include all Outlook folders.

Add-in Express 2.0 .NET - Edition is released

[16 Aug, 2004]   Version 2.0


  • ADDED:The FolderNames property to the ADXOlFolderPage.
  • ADDED:The ItemTypes property to the ADXOlFolderPage.
  • ADDED:The Size property of ADXOlPropertyPage is set up to Outlook option page size by default when you create a new option page.
  • ADDED:The FolderName property to the ADXOlExplorerCommandBar and ADXOlInspectorCommandBar components.
  • CHANGED:The ADXOlInspectorObjClasses enumeration to the ADXOlInspectorItemTypes.
  • CHANGED:A default value of ItemTypes property of ADXOlInspectorCommandBar to the ADXOlInspectorItemTypes.olDefault.
  • CHANGED:A default value of ItemTypes property of ADXOlExplorerCommandBar to the ADXOlExplorerItemTypes.olDefault.
  • CHANGED:The OlPropertyPage class to the ADXOlPropertyPage.
  • CHANGED:The OnAddInInitialize event of ADXAddinModule to the AddinInitialize.
  • CHANGED:The OnAddInStartupComplete event of ADXAddinModule to the AddinStartupComplete.
  • CHANGED:The OnAddInFinalize event of ADXAddinModule to the AddinFinalize.
  • CHANGED:The OnAddInBeginShutdown event of ADXAddinModule to the AddinBeginShutdown.
  • CHANGED:The delegate ADXOnError_EventHandler to the ADXError_EventHandler.
  • CHANGED:The delegate ADXOnClick_EventHandler to the ADXClick_EventHandler.
  • CHANGED:The delegate ADXOnAction_EventHandler to the ADXAction_EventHandler.
  • CHANGED:The delegate ADXOn'hange_EventHandler to the ADXChange_EventHandler.
  • CHANGED:The delegate ADXOnDirty_EventHandler to the ADXDirty_EventHandler.
  • CHANGED:The AddInInstance property of ADXAddinModule to the COMAddinObj.
  • CHANGED:The ApplicationType property of ADXAddinModule to the HostType.
  • CHANGED:The CommandBars property of ADXAddinModule to the CommandBarsObj.
  • CHANGED:The OnDirty event of ADXOlPropertyPage to the Dirty.
  • CHANGED:The OnApply event of ADXOlPropertyPage to the Apply.
  • CHANGED:The OnAction event of ADXBuiltInControl to the Action.
  • CHANGED:The OnClick event of ADXCommandBarButton to the Click.
  • CHANGED:The OnChange event of ADXCustomCommandBarComboBox to the Change.
  • CHANGED:A data type of LoadBehavior property of ADXAddinModule to the AddinExpress.MSO.ADXLoadBehavior.
  • CHANGED:A data type of SupportedApps property of ADXAddinModule to the AddinExpress.MSO.ADXOfficeHostApp.
  • CHANGED:A data type of ItemTypes property of ADXOlExplorerCommandBar to the AddinExpress.MSO.ADXOlExplorerItemTypes.
  • CHANGED:A data type of ItemTypes property of ADXOlInspectorCommandBar to the AddinExpress.MSO.ADXOlInspectorItemTypes.
  • CHANGED:The CommandBarLeft property of ADXCommandBar to the Left.
  • CHANGED:The CommandBarTop property of ADXCommandBar to the Top.
  • CHANGED:The Parent property of ADXCommandBar to the ParentObj.
  • CHANGED:The MSOCommandBar property of ADXCommandBar to the CommandBarObj.
  • CHANGED:The MSOControl property of CommandBarControl to the ControlObj.
  • CHANGED:The MSOTypeControl property of CommandBarControl to the ControlType.
  • CHANGED:The Parent property of CommandBarControl to the ParentObj.
  • CHANGED:The Error property of ADXErrorEventArgs to the ADXError.
  • FIXED:The FolderNames, FolderName properties of corresponding components don't support full names of Outlook folders.
  • FIXED:After deleting a control from a command bar it appears again when a host application is started.
  • CREATED:ADX Toys .NET for Excel - a sample add-in in Visual Basic, J#, Managed C++, Delphi 8 with complete source code.
  • CREATED:ADX Toys .NET for Outlook - a sample add-in in Visual Basic, J#, Managed C++, Delphi 8 with complete source code.
  • CREATED:ADX Toys .NET for Word - a sample add-in in Visual Basic, J#, Managed C++, Delphi 8 with complete source code.

Add-in Express 2.0 .NET - Release Candidate 2

[15 Jul, 2004]   Version 2.0.RC2


  • ADDED: Delphi 8 support.
  • ADDED: J# support.
  • ADDED: Now Add-in Express .NET Edition supports C#, VB.NET, C++.NET, J#, and Delphi.NET.
  • FIXED: Command bars aren't deleted during add-in uninstallation.
  • FIXED: Some bugs related to Outlook 2000.
  • FIXED: Some bugs related to Outlook 2003.

Add-in Express 2.0 .NET - Release Candidate 1

[29 Jun, 2004]   Version 2.0.RC1


The release candidate 1 is a preview version and includes numerous features and improvements, the most important of which are listed at www.add-in-express.com/net-add-in-express.php