Dmitry Kostochko

Video HowTo: Customize Outlook Explorer toolbars (VSTO)

We go on with looking at the possible ways of modifying the Outlook Explorer UI with the help of Add-in Express for Office and .NET components. Today we are going to look at how the ADXOlExplorerCommandBar component can help you add your own toolbars and modify the existing ones.

The main peculiarity of this component and its controls is that they are all context-sensitive. With the help of FolderName, FolderNames and ItemTypes properties we can specify for which particular Outlook folders this command bar will be visible.

You can use the OlExplorerItemTypes and OlItemTypeAction properties of the ADXCommandBarControl class to automatically control the Visible and Enabled properties of your command bar controls.

Let see how it works:

This sample video was captured in Visual Studio 2008 (VB.NET) with Add-in Express 2009 for Office and VSTO. If you develop in .NET, here is the Customizing Outlook Explorer toolbar: VB.NET sample.

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Advanced Regions for Outlook Explorer and Inspector windows
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