Posts Tagged ‘Outlook’

How to develop Outlook 2010, 2007, 2003 add-in: Outlook objects and events

We're making our way through this short series covering Outlook add-in development. If you missed the previous parts, I highly recommend them, not just because I wrote. No no… because they are essential to understanding this edition, Part 3... Read the rest of this entry →

Office Newswire: All about – Microsoft’s new Metro style email service

I know I have said it a few times here in the Office Newswire but I'll say it again. I believe Microsoft's MOJO has returned and that it is big. In fact, it is growing as we see from yesterday's news about and the over 1,000,000 signups on its first day... Read the rest of this entry →

How to create an Outlook task, appointment or note from an email

In the first installment of this series, Customizing Outlook Ribbon and command bars in a single add-in, we took the first step in building the Ty Actions Outlook Add-in. If you followed along, you have a beautiful custom Outlook ribbon and a custom a command bar that will impress your users... Read the rest of this entry →

Creating add-ins for Outlook: custom ribbon & command bar in one project (C#, VB.NET)

Despite what some promulgate as software development best practices, I like to start my projects by sketching what I envision. I don't conduct interviews. I don't write requirements. I thumb my nose at all type-A project manager types and don't make a plan... Read the rest of this entry →

Programming for Office 2010 on Windows 8 with Visual Studio 2012

If you've been following any IT related news lately you would've noticed that Microsoft has a number of new products and ideas up their sleeves. Last week we've seen their tablet offering, Microsoft Surface, announced. Windows 8 is close to release as well as Visual Studio 2012 and Office 2013 will be released in 2013... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Set a custom icon for an Outlook folder in the Navigation Pane

Today I want to show you one of the new features Outlook 2010 brought to programmers. Now Outlook allows setting custom icons the Navigation pane folders. The Outlook Object Model provides a special method for this task – SetCustomIcon. So, let's start our journey into the Outlook programming world ... Read the rest of this entry →

Advanced search in Outlook programmatically: C#, VB.NET

Today I will tell you a story about searching items in Outlook. The most powerful and reliable search is using the AdvancedSearch method of the Application class... Read the rest of this entry →

How to share Outlook Views and changes between folders

Every now and again, Eugene comes up with a certain challenge and asks me whether I would like to give it a go. In most of these cases it does involve a lot of trial and error and even more head scratching : ) The one challenge I'll describe in todays' article involves creating an Outlook folder view and applying it to two or more folders... Read the rest of this entry →

Create a custom Outlook view programmatically: C# sample

When creating Outlook add-ins I used to always use the Add-in Express Web view when I wanted to display my own data in the folder view. Until recently, when I realized that Outlook does expose a lot of properties that make it easy to display your custom data using the built-in Outlook types as well as Outlook views... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Create a new distribution list item in Outlook

Sometimes Outlook users need to send their e-mails to the same recipients. The Outlook Object Model provides the DistListItem class exactly for this task. The distribution list represents a group of contacts that are related in some way... Read the rest of this entry →

Outlook, custom task pane and drag-drop problem

I want to share a solution to the problem related to using drag-n-drop in my Outlook 2010 add-in. The task was as follows: we needed to implement a UserControl that would accept MailItem or Selection by using the dragging functions, or more precisely Drag-and-Drop. ... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Remove a Personal Folders file from the current Outlook profile

In my previous post we discussed how to add a new personal folders store to the Outlook profile. Now I would like to reveal the opposite action – how to remove a personal folders store... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Create a new Outlook Personal Folders store and add it to the current profile

Sometimes developers need to add an additional store in Outlook for archiving e-mails, making backup copies of email conversations etc. The AddStore method of the Namespace class of the Outlook Object Model provides the required functionality... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Use Restrict method to retrieve Outlook Task items

Today I would like to show you how to filter task items using the Restrict method of the Items class which the Outlook Object Model provides for developers... Read the rest of this entry →

Add-in Express vs. VSTO – Microsoft Office developer happiness

This being the eighth and final instalment of the Add-in Express vs. VSTO series, I thought I'd wrap up with what could possibly be the most important feature of Add-in Express: Developer Happiness... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Use Outlook Find and FindNext methods to retrieve Task items

In my previous articles I described how to use Find and FindNext methods to retrieve Outlook mail items, contact and calendar items. Now I am going to show you how to apply the Find and FindNext methods for Outlook task items... Read the rest of this entry →

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