Now the turn has come to the last of the Explorer regions, and today we are going to create the DockBottom region. This specific region, supported by Outlook 2007 and 2010, resides underneath the Navigation Pane, Outlook super grid pane (list of items) and To-Do bar.
The coding part of the sample will show you how to get access to any of the default Outlook folders by using the GetDefaultFolder method of the NameSpace object and how to switch between folders programmatically.
Note.This region has some limitations. It cannot be minimized or hidden. Also, the minimal height of the DockBottom is 33 pixels.
Let’s see how it works:
This sample video was captured in Visual Studio 2010 (VB.NET) with Add-in Express 2010 for Office and .net.
In the next videos we will explore the capacities of the 6 customizable Outlook Inspector regions, stay tuned!
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