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Add-in Express Regions for Microsoft Outlook and VSTO - Public Release

[29 May, 2014]   Version 2.4.2146


FIXED:

  • Outlook might have lost the focus after activating the WebBrowser control residing on an advanced region.
  • 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.
  • Header of the hidden ReadingPane region was visible in Outlook.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2003 - 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 2003-2013 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.
  • 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.

Add-in Express Regions for Microsoft Outlook and VSTO - Public Release

[25 Nov, 2013]   Version 2.3.2145


ADDED:

  • Support for Visual Studio 2013.
  • FormClassType property to the arguments class of the ADXOlFormsManager.ADXBeforeFormInstanceCreate event.

FIXED:

  • 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 2003 - 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:

  • Outlook may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control residing on an advanced form region.

Outlook 2003-2013 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.
  • 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.

Add-in Express Regions for Microsoft Outlook and VSTO - Public Release

[29 Jul, 2013]   Version 2.2.2144


ADDED:

  • Support for Visual Studio 2013 Preview.
  • SplitterSize property to the ADXOlFormsCollectionItem class.

FIXED:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In Outlook 2013, an advanced region did not show up on Phone and List views in the Contacts folder.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2003 - 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:

  • Outlook may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control residing on an advanced form region.

Outlook 2003-2013 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.
  • 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.

Add-in Express Regions for Microsoft Outlook and VSTO - Public Release

[10 Dec, 2012]   Version 2.1.2143


ADDED:

  • Support for Outlook 2013.

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 region didn't display controls containing long strings.
  • Pressing the Space key on WPF text box produced double space characters.
  • Resource leaks when working with invisible Outlook Inspectors programmatically.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2003 - 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:

  • Outlook may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control residing on an advanced form region.

Outlook 2003-2013 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.
  • 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.

Add-in Express Regions for Microsoft Outlook and VSTO - Public Release

[7 Sep, 2012]   Version 2.0.2142


ADDED:

  • Support for Visual Studio 2012.
  • Beta support for Outlook 2013 Customer Preview.

FIXED:

  • Symbols entered onto a WebBrowser control were doubled or processed incorrectly in some cases.
  • An advanced Outlook region was hidden when resized to the minimum size using the splitter.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2003 - 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:

  • Outlook may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control residing on an advanced form region.

Outlook 2003-2013 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.
  • 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.

Add-in Express Regions for Microsoft Outlook and VSTO - Beta 2

[22 Jun, 2012]   Version 2.0.2141


ADDED:

  • Support for Visual Studio 2012 RC.
  • New visual style of advanced regions for Outlook 2007 and 2010.
  • Support for minimized dock-based regions in Outlook 2007 and 2010.

FIXED:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Add-in Express Regions for Microsoft Outlook and VSTO - Beta 1

[29 Mar, 2012]   Version 2.0.2140


ADDED:

  • Support for Visual Studio 11 Beta.

Add-in Express Regions for Microsoft Outlook and VSTO - Public Release

[19 Dec, 2011]   Version 1.2.1250


ALTERED:

  • Significant modifications in the Advanced Outlook Regions core to ensure compatibility with other Add-in Express products in Outlook 2010 x64.

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.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2003 - 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:

  • Outlook may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control residing on an advanced form region.

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

Add-in Express Regions for Microsoft Outlook and VSTO - Public Release

[20 Sep, 2011]   Version 1.1.1249


ADDED:

  • ExpandFloating and CollapseFloating methods to the ADXOlForm class.
  • GetForm method to the ADXOlFormsCollectionItem class.
  • IsNormalStateAllowed and IsMinimizedStateAllowed properties to the ADXOlFormsCollectionItem class.

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.
  • ADXSplitterMove event was not raised for an ADXOlForm located in a dock region.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2003 - 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:

  • Outlook may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control residing on an advanced form region.

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

Add-in Express Regions for Microsoft Outlook and VSTO - Public Release

[29 Mar, 2011]   Version 1.0.1244


ADDED:

  • GetOutlookWindowHandle method to the ADXOlFormsManager class.

FIXED:

  • 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.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2003 - 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:

  • Outlook may lose the focus after activating the WebBrowser control residing on an advanced form region.

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

Add-in Express Regions for Microsoft Outlook and VSTO - Beta 1

[16 Mar, 2011]   Version 1.0.1241


Add-in Express Regions for Microsoft Outlook and VSTO Beta 1 is published.