Uninstalling my add in starts an Outlook process

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Uninstalling my add in starts an Outlook process
Jon Sutter

Posts: 4
Joined: 2006-10-21
My add in is VS .Net 2003 and uses the adxloader.dll (not a shim) in the setup project to install.

When I uninstall my add in without Outlook running, it will kick off an Outlook process (although the Outlook UI does not appear).

The only uninstall custom actions are the adxloader.dll, added by the wizard when I built the add in project, and an uninstaller class to attempt to terminate Outlook to resolve this problem. So it does not appear to be caused by something I am explicitly doing.

Any ideas?

Posted 22 Nov, 2006 10:45:16 Top
Sergey Grischenko

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Joined: 2004-07-05
Hi Jon.

The point is that ADX loades Outlook to check if you have ADX Outlook Bar Shortcuts installed. Also, two events of the addinmodule are called while the add-in is uninstalled: the BeforeUninstallControls and AfterUninstallControls. You can use these events to perform custom actions during the uninstallation process. Do you get any error messages?

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Posted 22 Nov, 2006 17:18:44 Top