Andrei Smolin

Video HowTo: Create Outlook COM add-in: object model, task panes, events, part 2

In the first part of this video sample we showed you how to create a new COM add-in solution and add a new Outlook commandbar. Now we are going to demonstrate how to deal with custom task panes in Outlook. From part 2 you will learn:

  • How to add a custom pane to Explorer and Inspector windows of Outlook 2000-2007.
  • How to get access to the Outlook object model.
  • How to handle events of Outlook objects.

The video was captured on Visual Studio .NET 2008 (VB.NET) with Add-in Express 2009 for Microsoft Office and .net . You can find the complete description of this Outlook COM add-in sample in the Developer’s Guide.

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