Access a non visible pane

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Access a non visible pane
Kristian Benoit

Posts: 16
Joined: 2009-03-30
When composing a mail, I have a pane with visible = false in the inspector. That pane should become visible when a user click on a Ribbon/Toolbar button. I have tried getting the pane using ADXOlFormsCollectionItem.getcurrentform() with both active and visible set to true. It always return null unless my pane is already visible. I also tried getting it by iterating on ADXOlFormsCollectionItem.FormInstances matching InspectorObj with the ActiveInspector, same result.

I'm thinking of getting a global reference to the last Pane that sent me an ADXBeforeFormShow. But someone already told me not to do so

Which way should I use to get access to my pane and set its visibility when a ribbon/toolbar button is clicked ?
Posted 05 Aug, 2009 18:43:23 Top
Eugene Astafiev

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Posts: 8540
Joined: 2007-07-25
Hello Kristian,

Please have a look at the following sample project How to set the visibility of the form in an Outlook advanced form region.
.NET, Extended MAPI, Windows Phone & RT
Posted 06 Aug, 2009 07:29:31 Top