Targeting Different Outlook Versions

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Targeting Different Outlook Versions


1.) I am using a debugged Outlook 2000 PIA for add-ins that are targeting different Outlook versions using the same code. I am casting all items to Outlook 2000 items (except the application object) Is it a correct approach?

2.) How can I test such an add-in using a single PC? I tried to install Outlook 2000 to my desktop with Office 2003 installed, but windows refused it. I managed to install it somehow, but now Outlook 2003 does not function properly. Is there a way to have Outlook 2000, XP and 2003 on the same machine without using virtual pc etc?

Posted 12 Jan, 2006 14:47:17 Top
Sergey Grischenko

Add-in Express team

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Joined: 2004-07-05
Hi Serhat.

1. Correct. You can cast the application object to Outlook 2000 as well.

2. No, there is no way to implement it. You can only use a single version
of Office on one PC. The Virtual PC is the best solution in this case.
Posted 12 Jan, 2006 19:28:07 Top