Dmitry Kostochko

Video HowTo: Outlook Inspector regions – BottomSubpane region (VB.NET)

Today we are going to shed some light on the capabilities of the BottomSubpane region. We will create our own advanced region and host it to the bottom part of the Inspector window that contains mail items.

Our custom region will be shown only if a mail inspector is in the Compose mode. In the code part of this sample, we will access the currently opened email item and modify its Body property.

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.

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  • LMW says:

    This demo does not work if inspector mode = read. I can only show a region if the explorer classes are filled out. Even then, in read mode, code returns inspector = nothing. What am I missing?

  • Dmitry Kostochko (Add-in Express Team) says:

    This demo was created and tested for inspectors that contain mail items in compose mode. Could you please describe all settings of your region in more detail? Or even better, can you send us your project for testing? You can find our support email address in the readme.txt file located in the Add-in Express installation directory.

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