Dmitry Kostochko

Video HowTo: Outlook Explorer regions – BottomTodoBar region (VB.NET)

Today we will show you how to create a custom form and embed it into the Outlook Explorer window under the standard Outlook To-Do bar. Microsoft introduced the To-Do bar feature in Outlook 2007 and enhanced it in Outlook 2010.

The most pleasant thing is that you do most of the work at design-time using the Add-in Express in-place visual designers. As for the coding part, we will just handle the ExplorerSelectionChange event, get the selected email item and paint our form according to the value of the Importance property.

Let’s see how it works:

This sample video was captured in Visual Studio 2008 (VB.NET) with Add-in Express 2010 for Office and .net.

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