How do I set a custom icon in the explorer window for my custom item and folder?

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How do I set a custom icon in the explorer window for my custom item and folder?
 
mat3




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Using VSTO 3.0 for Outlook 2007 with aix MAPI store accessor

I have my own item type derived from post called "IPM.Post.CustomType". However in the explorer window (the list of all items in a folder), the icon for my item is still the standard post item and the icon for my folder is the standard folder icom

How do I make my custom item show my custom icon instead of the standard icon in the explorer window?
How do I make my folder show my custom icon instead of the standard icon in the folder list?
Thanks

Matt
Posted 06 May, 2010 21:51:11 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hi Matt,

As far as I know, creating a custom item type implies creating a corresponding form via Tools | Forms | Design a Form. And when you create a custom form, you are allowed to specify icons for your type. Am I correct?

Regards from Belarus (GMT+2),

Andrei Smolin
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Posted 07 May, 2010 03:12:11 Top
mat3




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Thanks! That work worked. Any idea on how to modify the folder icon?
Posted 07 May, 2010 09:41:34 Top
Andrei Smolin


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mat3 writes:
Any idea on how to modify the folder icon?


No way, to my knowledge.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+2),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 07 May, 2010 10:11:01 Top