Dmitry Kostochko

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

In version 6.4 of Add-in Express for Office and .net that we published just yesterday, a new Inspector region type is introduced – CompleteReplacement. I think it’s a good idea to begin our inspector regions’ series with this region because it’s always a fun to learn something new.

Well, here goes. CompleteReplacement is a new region type that replaces all panes of an Outlook Inspector window. This region does not have a header with our standard navigation controls, your users won’t be able to switch to the standard view and then back to your region. However, you as a developer have full control over your region, you can switch views by using the ActivateStandardPane() and Activate() methods. In addition, you have all standard means of customization at your disposal, for example in the video we will bind this region only to Mail items and at the Read mode only.

Let’s see how it looks like and 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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