AddIn Express VCL for Outlook question

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AddIn Express VCL for Outlook question
Myles Wakeham


Question: With Add-In Express VCL, I'm trying to read the Body of an Outlook email that I have open in an Outlook form. I have a button installed on the mail form which works fine to execute my code.

I can read the Outlook email body, but what I really want is the ability to read any highlighted text in the Outlook email body that the user may be highlighting.

Is this possible? Is there a way that my Delphi code can detect what text of the Outlook email body has been highlighted?

Thanks in advance for any pointers.

Posted 12 Jan, 2006 19:10:55 Top
Dmitry Kostochko

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Hi Myles,

Unfortunately the Outlook Object Model doesn't contain any methods to access the selected text in the e-mail body. But I think you can try to get the selected (highlighted) text using Windows API functions like EnumWindows, GetWindowText, etc.

Posted 13 Jan, 2006 07:57:34 Top
Fernando Madruga

Posts: 60
Joined: 2006-01-04

You can also give Outlook Redemption a try...
Posted 13 Jan, 2006 19:09:46 Top