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Outlook MailItem and Forward Screen 
Michael Wakkinen



I just went though the outlook addin wizard and now have a fresh new project. I've added and InspCommandBar, and a button in it. I added a showmessage procedure to it's onclick event.

First Question: in my onclick event I just want to show some details about the mailitem I have. My code looks like this:

procedure TAddInModule.InspCommandbarControls0Click(Sender: TObject);
showmessage(OutlookApp.ActiveInspector.Caption+CRLF+(OutlookApp.ActiveInspector as MailItem).Body);


This fails with message:

OlAddIn error: the add-in has fired an exception.
Interface not supported

I remove the (OutlookApp.ActiveInspector asMailItem).Body
and I get the caption of the current inspector window without error what am I doing wrong?

Second Question:
how would I hide my button and only show it when a message is being forwarded?

Thanks for any help that's out there!

Posted 24 Feb, 2005 16:02:29 Top
Dmitry Kostochko

Add-in Express team

Posts: 2875
Joined: 2004-04-05
Hi Michael,

First Question:

Try the code below:
CRLF+(OutlookApp.ActiveInspector.CurrentItem as MailItem).Body);

Second Question:

Very interesting question... You can freely operate on any inspector controls via the OnInspectorActivate event. But I don't know how to properly determine if a message has been forwarded. There are several ways but they don't work on all Outlook versions.

Posted 25 Feb, 2005 05:23:42 Top