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

Office Alarm – Excel experienced a serious problem with the ‘microsoft office live add-in’

Strange things started happening around us. Swine flu added to the global economic crisis, and we have problems with Office 2007 and the Office Live Add-in added to our pre-release testing for compatibility with the recently released Office Service Pack 2. The fact of the matter is that... Read the rest of this entry →

Hint: How to completely reset Outlook regions

When Outlook is closing, Add-in Express saves the state of all regions embedded into Outlook, namely their position (if drag-and-drop is turned on), state (regions can be minimized or entirely hidden) and size (if resizing is allowed). We implemented this feature just to give end-users the utmost comfort when working with Outlook regions... Read the rest of this entry →

Complete review – Advanced Outlook Regions, part 4

In version 2009 of Add-in Express, a new property appears - RestoreFromMinimizedState. Now I will show you its behavior. Let's say, we have a minimized by default region... Read the rest of this entry →

Complete review – Advanced Outlook Regions, part 3

Part 2 of the Advanced Outlook Regions series, which focused on Outlook Explorer and Inspector regions, ended with the promise that there would be no pictures in the upcoming post, instead it would touch on rather unobvious, rarely used, but highly interesting stuff. Well, the first thing that I'd like to start with is cached instancing... Read the rest of this entry →

Complete review – Advanced Outlook Regions, part 2

My previous post was about what the Advanced Outlook Regions really are. And now I will show you all possible regions for two main Outlook windows - Explorers and Inspectors. In this post there are a lot of pictures and little text. As usually, all the forms that I am going to demonstrate do not have a single control... Read the rest of this entry →

Complete review – Advanced Outlook Regions, part 1

Our web-site somehow absolutely imperceptibly for me turned into a collection of pages containing a bit outdated information about our products. I think we will spend the whole year 2009 on putting our web-site in order. In the meantime, I am going to systematically publish complete reviews of one or other of the capabilities that, in my opinion, are covered insufficiently or their descriptions are outdated. And I will start with perhaps the most popular feature of Add-in Express - the Advanced Outlook View and Form Regions... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express 2009 – Beta 2 download links

If your professional or premium subscription has not expired yet, or if you purchased Add-in Express after December 15, 2008, the upgrade is free for you. Otherwise, you can upgrade for 50% off the regular price... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express 2009 – Beta 2 what’s new and fixed

Yesterday, on the 2nd of April, we uploaded beta 2 of Add-in Express 2009. Please, do not confuse it with Add-in Express 2010, announced in the April, 1 newsletter. Today, let it be a serious talk :)... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express 2009 – Beta 2 drag-and-drop

It seems like after another new visual feature being added to Add-in Express 2009, our screenshots look more and more variegated. Scary variegated, I would say... Read the rest of this entry →

April 1st newsletter – Support for VisiCalc, WordStar, OpenOffice and ClosedOffice

Two days ago, that was April, 1, we sent out a newsletter (you certainly got it if you are on our mailing list) that didn't contain any valuable information at all, no features, no bug fixes, no enhancements. Just a couple of jokes and a few comments that I thought were funny enough to make our customers laugh. Why do I recur to that newsletter here and now? Because the feedback I received was just staggering!... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express 2009 – Beta 1 Word and PowerPoint capabilities

Keeping up the development of Add-in Express most in-demand features, we tweaked the Advanced Task Panes for working on Microsoft PowerPoint and Word. Early in the morning today, I wrote the previous sentence, captured and pasted the above screenshot and realized that there is nothing more to write on this issue... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express 2009 – Beta 1 what’s fixed

As compared to the previous generation, Add-in Express 2009 doesn’t contain revolutionary changes or enhancements. We have not rewritten the core code completely, the major part of the time was spent on the most in-demand features, such as Outlook view and form regions and Excel, Word and PowerPoint task panes... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express 2009 – Beta 1 Excel capabilities

In addition to bug fixes, which I must admit were not too numerous, and some platform-dependent modifications and enhancements concerning Excel, we've decided to improve Advanced Excel Task Panes as well... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express 2009 – Beta 1 zero-visibility, part 2

As early as in July 2008, in version 4.2 we added beta support of three rather specific regions: FolderView and ReadingPane for the Outlook Explorer window, and InspectorRegion for the Outlook Inspector window. Since then we have fixed a couple of bugs, but didn’t go through with it to announce these regions 100% complete... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express 2009 – Beta 1 zero-visibility

If someone all of a sudden decides to read through whatsnew.txt from the Add-in Express 2009 distributive, they may run into a mysterious point: IMPROVED: Advanced form and view regions for Microsoft Outlook. Here is what it means... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express 2009 – Beta 1 compatibility

What shall you expect from the new releases? What's new? Are there many changes? I will try to answer all questions here, in this post, as well as in a couple of upcoming ones... ... Read the rest of this entry →

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