Outlook Security Manager 2009 throws ArgumentException

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Outlook Security Manager 2009 throws ArgumentException
Call to ConnectTo throws "Value does not fall within the expected range" exception. 
Scott English




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Joined: 2010-01-12
I have the following code that's being called in an Outlook addin.


public void AccessContactEmail()
{
    Outlook.Application _outlook = new Outlook.Application();
    Debug.Assert(_outlook != null, "Error creating Outlook application object.");
    try
    {
        using (AddinExpress.Outlook.SecurityManager _olSecurityManager = new AddinExpress.Outlook.SecurityManager())
        {
            _olSecurityManager.ConnectTo(_outlook);
            _olSecurityManager.DisableOOMWarnings = true;

            AccessContactEmail(_outlook);

            _olSecurityManager.DisableOOMWarnings = false;
        }
    }
    finally
    {
        Marshal.ReleaseComObject(_outlook);
    }
}


The call to ConnectTo throws an ArgumentException with a description "Value does not fall within the expected range".

I am using Windows XP, Outlook 2003, Outlook 2003 PIAs, Outlook Security Manager 2009, and Visual Studio 2008. Please help.
Posted 11 Aug, 2010 10:50:15 Top
Eugene Astafiev


Add-in Express team


Posts: 8540
Joined: 2007-07-25
Hi Scott,

Why do you create a new instance of Outlook app? In Outlook add-in you don't need to call the ConnectTo method.

Please remove the following code:

Outlook.Application _outlook = new Outlook.Application(); 
_olSecurityManager.ConnectTo(_outlook); 


and let me know whether it helps.

BTW Is it Add-in Express based COM add-in?
.NET, Extended MAPI, Windows Phone & RT
Posted 12 Aug, 2010 03:50:28 Top
Scott English




Posts: 27
Joined: 2010-01-12
Yes, it's an Add-in Express based COM add-in.

I want to create another instance of the Application object because I want to access the object from a thread other than the main thread of the add-in.

Shouldn't the security manager work in an add-in?
Posted 12 Aug, 2010 10:33:06 Top
Scott English




Posts: 27
Joined: 2010-01-12
OK, I found the problem. I only get that error on the main thread. If I use the add-in's OutlookApp for the main thread and create a new Application and Security Manager for other threads, it works correctly.
Posted 12 Aug, 2010 13:48:35 Top