Outlook addin is not loaded in embedded mode

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Outlook addin is not loaded in embedded mode
 
ludwigvan




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Our outlook addin is properly loaded when Outlook is started directly. However if we use explorer's right click menu and choose send to -> mail recipient or if we try to share a word document as a attachment via Word -> File -> Share -> As email attachment, addin does not appear at all. It seems like a limitation from these old topics and not a bug in our code

https://www.add-in-express.com/forum/read.php?FID=5&TID=1672
https://www.add-in-express.com/forum/read.php?FID=1&TID=1056&MID=4935&phrase_id=331690#message4935

Is there a way to overcome this issue?

Thanks in advance.
Posted 26 Oct, 2018 07:29:15 Top
Dmitry Kostochko


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Hello Ludwig,

Yes, there exist some limitations in this case but they relate to Outlook Object Model events. I have just tested a small Outlook add-in against my Outlook 2016 32-bit and see that ribbon controls and advanced regions work fine. What exactly does not work on your side?
Posted 29 Oct, 2018 03:54:24 Top
ludwigvan




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When I right click a file from windows explorer, choose send to -> mail recipient, outlook starts but our addin is not loaded
Posted 30 Oct, 2018 02:19:31 Top
ludwigvan




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When I right click a file from windows explorer, choose send to -> mail recipient, outlook starts but our addin is not loaded


By the way if I disable and reenable the addin, it shows up. I guess the initialization methods are not called in the first place since this is just a simple MAPI call and startup events don't fire : https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/b89e18d3-7326-4b1f-b65e-f955bed53930/outlookaddin-and-word-sent-to-mail-recepient-sent-as-attachment-problem?forum=vsto
Posted 30 Oct, 2018 03:31:50 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hello Ludwig,

Is the issue reproducible? If so, is there an adxloader.log describing the add-in start that fails?

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 30 Oct, 2018 03:51:23 Top
ludwigvan




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Hi Andrei,

As I shared in my first post I believe this is an already known limitation by Outlook (it doesn't seem to fire events for new inspector etc in that mode)

So, as far as I can see, addin actually loads, but the inspector events are not triggered.

Someone had suggested to put a timer in which one loops through all inspector windows, and inits the ribbon manually somehow (might be impossible since ribbon is static though)

I wanted to know if you have a suggestion in this case?
Posted 30 Oct, 2018 10:15:25 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hello Ludwig,

I'm sorry for the delayed response; I guess I overlooked your post somehow.

As Dmitry pointed out above, the add-in (Ribbon & ADXOlForm) loads correctly if you use Outlook 2016 and send a document from Word. I confirm this works whether Outlook is closed or not.

What Office version are you using?

If the add-in doesn't load, you cannot do anything. If the add-in is loaded and you need to detect the mail item opened in the Simple MAPI inspector, you can which is shown in a modal window with no InspectorActivate event fired, you can rely on the Add-in Express logic that shows a custom pane. In older Outlook versions you cannot do anything to show custom Ribbon controls in this case.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 02 Nov, 2018 03:43:05 Top