‘Add-in Express for Office and VCL’ category archive

Creating Outlook ribbon UI from scratch – Integrating with Freshbooks web-service, part 3

In this article, we'll continue with the add-in and tackle the process of hiding the standard Outlook Inspector and Explorer Ribbon tabs for the Freshbooks folders and items and replacing them with our own Freshbooks Ribbon Tabs... Read the rest of this entry →

Please, don’t let us make your favorite IDE unsupported!

Currently we are working on new major releases and minor updates of our frameworks and tools. Just yesterday, an intense debate sparked among our team over whether we should continue to support some aged IDEs, e.g. Visual Studio 2005 and Delphi 5... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express for Office and Delphi VCL will support Delphi XE5 soon

You have probably read my announcement a few days ago that Add-in Express sim-ships with Visual Studio 2013. If you are a Delphi developer like me, I am happy to report good news to you too. The coming version of Add-in Express for Office and Delphi VCL will support Delphi XE5... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express for Office and Delphi VCL adds support for Delphi XE3

Some of you probably noticed that we added support for Delphi XE3 in Security Manager for Microsoft Outlook as early as in November and you were probably asking yourself why we didn't support XE3 in our main Delphi component - Add-in Express for Office and Delphi VCL... Read the rest of this entry →

Office 2013 applications are supported by the new version of Add-in Express for Delphi VCL

The new version of our Add-in Express for Office and Delphi VCL that adds support for Microsoft Office 2013 Consumer Preview was published a few hours ago... Read the rest of this entry →

Upcoming Add-in Express releases – Q&A

We are going to release the new versions of the following products: Add-in Express for Office and .net and Add-in Express for Office and Delphi VCL. However, please note that our cornerstone product, Add-in Express for Office and .net, comes out first... Read the rest of this entry →

How to support Office 2013 in your Add-in Express based projects

Recently Microsoft has made Office 2013 Consumer Preview available, so I am announcing its support by the next generation of our products. We added the complete support for all core extensibility technologies including COM add-ins, XLL add-ons and RTD Servers... Read the rest of this entry →

How Visual Studio 2012 will be supported by the upcoming Add-in Express releases

As early as this spring we announced the next generation of our flagship product – Add-in Express for Office and .net. The 2 main features included in this major release are support for coming Visual Studio 2012 and Office 2013... Read the rest of this entry →

Support for Office 2013 and Visual Studio 2012 coming soon

For the last few days we have received quite a lot of questions with one prevailing theme - When are you going to add support for Office 2013? The first one arrived a few hours after Microsoft had published Office 2013 CP and put a smile on our faces: Office 2013 has been out for a few hours and there is no update yet?... Read the rest of this entry →

Office 2010 Admin Templates and Add-in Express

If you look at the list of known issues for the latest release of Add-in Express 2010, you'll notice a specific issue I myself ran into not so long ago: 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 ... Read the rest of this entry →

Novel way to handle Outlook 2010 Fast Shutdown

In order to understand how Outlook’s Fast Shutdown mechanism affects your Outlook Add-ins, I have made a utility to test and demonstrate Outlook 2010 fast shutdown mechanism and an example Outlook Add-in... Read the rest of this entry →

Outlook Fast Shutdown: under the yellow hood

The Fast Shutdown feature found in Outlook 2010 represents a new direction for Microsoft Outlook towards Outlook stability and Outlook integrity. From Microsoft Outlook '97 till Microsoft Outlook 2007, system administrators around the world had to deal with Outlook hanging, Outlook Slow closing, corrupted PST (or OST) files and various Outlook Add-ins that hang for no reason... Read the rest of this entry →

Video HowTo: Create advanced view and form regions in Outlook (Delphi)

Today we are going to build an add-in for Microsoft Outlook 2000-2007, in which we create an advanced view region for the Outlook Explorer window and an advanced form region for the Outlook Inspector window... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express 2010 for Office: new GUI designers and the new guy

Firstly, let me introduce myself, I’m Pieter van der Westhuizen, a recent addition to the Add-in Express team and I will be your host on a series of blog posts covering various aspects of the Add-in Express product range. As a keen user of the Add-in Express tools, this is an ideal opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with like-minded users... Read the rest of this entry →

Video HowTo: Create advanced task panes in Excel, Word and PowerPoint (Delphi)

As you probably know Add-in Express for Office and VCL allows creating advanced task panes for MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint 2000-2010. Today we'll develop a single add-in project that supports Excel, Word and PowerPoint... Read the rest of this entry →

Office 2010 RTM and Visual Studio 2010 RTM fully supported by Add-in Express 2010 Beta 2

I know for sure that quite an impressive number of our customers (about 2 thousands) are already using the previous beta to their utmost. To all of them as well as to those of you who received the keys but haven't thought yet about the compatibility with Office 2010, I recommend installing beta 2. And here is why... Read the rest of this entry →

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