Dmitry Kostochko

Video HowTo: Customize the Outlook Explorer menu (VB.NET)

Today’s sample opens up a series of HowTo videos in which we will have a close look at the most common ways of customizing the Outlook Explorer UI. If you need a similar example for VSTO, here it is: Customize Outlook Explorer menus – video sample for VSTO.

Let’s start with the Outlook main menu. From this video you will learn how to:

  • Add you own menu item to the Outlook Explorer main menu and populate it with native Office controls.
  • Add a custom button to the Help menu item.
  • Add your own button to the New sub-menu of File menu and determine its position.

In this video sample you will find the answer to this frequently asked question: How to add your own item to the New drop-down button located in the standard Outlook toolbar.

This sample video was captured in Visual Studio 2008 (VB.NET) with Add-in Express 2009 for Office and .net.

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