Dmitry Kostochko

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

It seems we have taken great efforts to customize the Outlook SuperGrid to our liking. By watching our previous videos (please see links at the end of this post) you can learn how to build your forms on the bottom, top and right of the SuperGrid. Now we are going to show you how to deal with the LeftSubpane region, which is located to the left of the standard Outlook list of items.

Add-in Express designers and components will do the integration part as usually and we are going to focus exceptionally on our applied code, where we simply get access to a currently selected mail item and change its Categories property. Also, you will see how to drag and drop your embedded region to any side of the SuperGrid at run-time.

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.

See other video HowTo of this series:

Video HowTo: Embed your form into Explorer window under Outlook Navigation Pane
Video HowTo: Modify Outlook To-Do bar with custom forms – BottomTodoBar region (VB.NET)
Video HowTo: Outlook Explorer regions – BottomSubpane region (VB.NET)
Video HowTo: Outlook Explorer regions – TopSubpane region (VB.NET)
Video HowTo: Outlook Explorer regions – RightSubpane region (VB.NET)

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