Outlook forms - how to update only a single instance

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Outlook forms - how to update only a single instance
Outlook forms - how to update only a single instance 
Joseph S




Posts: 10
Joined: 2015-12-28
In my add-in, I created a form at the top of the inspector window that has a webbrowser component. In the web component it displays information about the open or read e-mail.

Also when the reading pane is open, it will also show the form.

The issue:
When selecting a new item in the explorer window, it should update the reading pane window, and form, and display the proper information in the ADXForm about that e-mail. (This works)

But what happens, is if any other e-mails are also open, it will change the webbrowser component to the selected item in the explorer, and not leave it as the open e-mail.

I am trying to figure out what the best way is to implement the process so that:
- When an item is selected in the explorer it will only update the reading pane message, and ADXForm
- When I open a message, it will populate the form with the information from the message, but it will not change.

Where is the best place to do this?

I am doing this currently under ExplorerSelectionChange, but I figure this might be my problem, and the wrong place to change the form info:

Outlook.OlPane o = Outlook.OlPane.olPreview;
if (currExplorer.IsPaneVisible(o))
{
foreach (AddinExpress.OL.ADXOlFormsCollectionItem itemForm in adxOlFormsManager1.Items)
{
switch (itemForm.ExplorerLayout)
{
	case AddinExpress.OL.ADXOlExplorerLayout.BottomNavigationPane:
	case AddinExpress.OL.ADXOlExplorerLayout.BottomOutlookBar:
	case AddinExpress.OL.ADXOlExplorerLayout.BottomReadingPane:
	case AddinExpress.OL.ADXOlExplorerLayout.BottomSubpane:
	case AddinExpress.OL.ADXOlExplorerLayout.BottomTodoBar:
	case AddinExpress.OL.ADXOlExplorerLayout.TopReadingPane:
		for (int i = 0; i < itemForm.FormInstanceCount; i++)
		{
			ADXOlFormNotice frm = itemForm.FormInstances(i) as ADXOlFormNotice;

			if (frm != null)
			{
				string NoticeFile = folderASPMCacheNotice + selectedMailItemKey + "_region.html";

				if (File.Exists(NoticeFile))
				{
					frm.urlString = NoticeFile;
					frm.Text = "Message: (" + selectedMailItemKey + ")";
					//frm.Icon = Properties.Resources.env_blue_forward_128x128;
					frm.gotoPage(NoticeFile);
				}
				else
				{
					NoticeFile = folderASPMCacheNotice + selectedMailItemKey + "_region.html";
					frm.Text = "Message: (" + selectedMailItemKey + ")";
				}
			}
		}
		break;
	case AddinExpress.OL.ADXOlExplorerLayout.TopSubpane:
	case AddinExpress.OL.ADXOlExplorerLayout.LeftReadingPane:
	case AddinExpress.OL.ADXOlExplorerLayout.LeftSubpane:
	case AddinExpress.OL.ADXOlExplorerLayout.RightReadingPane:
	case AddinExpress.OL.ADXOlExplorerLayout.RightSubpane:
	case AddinExpress.OL.ADXOlExplorerLayout.Unknown:
	case AddinExpress.OL.ADXOlExplorerLayout.WebViewPane:
		break;
}
}
}


Thoughts? Help?
Posted 02 Feb, 2017 13:54:12 Top
Andrei Smolin


Add-in Express team


Posts: 14122
Joined: 2006-05-11
Hello Joseph,

You can use an event of the from instance itself, not in an event of Outlook. Say, if ADXOlForm.InspectorObj is *not* null in the ADXOlForm.ADXBeforeFormShow event, you can cast it to Outlook.Inspector, retrieve the item, and setup the webbrowser component.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 03 Feb, 2017 03:04:03 Top
Joseph S




Posts: 10
Joined: 2015-12-28
That worked great, here is the code:

try
{
	if (this.InspectorObj != null)
	{
		switch (this.Item.InspectorLayout)
		{
			case AddinExpress.OL.ADXOlInspectorLayout.BottomSubpane:
			case AddinExpress.OL.ADXOlInspectorLayout.TopSubpane:
				if (webBrowser1.Document == null || webBrowser1.Document.Body.ToString() == String.Empty)
				{
					// load web page here
				}
				else
				{
				
				}
				break;
			case AddinExpress.OL.ADXOlInspectorLayout.LeftSubpane:
			case AddinExpress.OL.ADXOlInspectorLayout.RightSubpane:
				//this.Width = 100;
				break;
			case AddinExpress.OL.ADXOlInspectorLayout.Unknown:
				break;
		}
	}

}
catch (Exception eMsg)
{

}
Posted 04 Feb, 2017 01:30:27 Top