Custom Icons in the Outlook Explorer View

Add-in Express™ Support Service
That's what is more important than anything else

Custom Icons in the Outlook Explorer View
Programatically creating custom icons in the message list / grid. 
Rob Masargo

Posts: 1
Joined: 2006-07-24
I am interested in either using your VCL Outlook components or modifying your VCL Outlook components to be able to add and produce custom icons beside the typical new, old, replied, etc. icons within the Outlook message explorer view. Here is a reference of what I am referring to that someone else has done in their application (Please see reference).

The closest thing that comes to what I am trying to describe was based on this other topic in the forum. But it does appear that using that technique, one has to add additional columns. I am not interested in changing folder icons, but only wanting custom icons within the message list just like the application I referenced above. I have heard that this may mean also requiring the creation of custom form classes or something.

Whatever the case may be, can I use your VCL product to help create custom icons like the Voice or Fax icons? If so, please explain how. Thank you in advance.

Posted 24 Jul, 2006 20:38:46 Top
Dmitry Kostochko

Add-in Express team

Posts: 2880
Joined: 2004-04-05
Hi Rob,

The Outlook Object Model doesn't provide any methods/properties for showing custom icons in the message view ("supergrid"). So, Add-in Express VCL cannot help you do what you need.

Posted 25 Jul, 2006 09:19:17 Top