Video HowTo: Outlook Explorer regions – DockTop region (VB.NET)
The region that we are going to scrutinize today is DockTop. This is a special region type that works only in Outlook 2007 and 2010. It resides underneath command bars (ribbon tabs in Outlook 2010) and gets Outlook’s main work area, including Navigation Pane, Supergrid and To-Do bar, to shift a bit downwards.
In our video how-to, we are going to create a new DockTop region that will be displayed for folders containing Mail, Appointment, Contacts and Task items. Using the ADXFolderSwitch event handler we get access to a current folder, display its name and a number of items.
Note.This region has some limitations. It cannot be minimized or hidden. Also, the minimal height of the DockTop is 33 pixels.
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.