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Want to add a tab like Main, Calendar, Contacts and Tasks in Outlook
Can I add a new Tab like Main, Calendar, Contacts and Tasks in Outlook? 
shahid




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I have following requirements

Show a new Tab like Main, Calendar, Contacts and Tasks under Tasks in Outlook. Is it possible using Add-in express as I did not see any topic related to it?

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Shahid Iqbal
Software Engineer
Gyldendal A/S
Posted 24 Mar, 2014 06:46:40 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hello Shahid,

Please see Outlook 2010 Solutions Module revisited.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
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Posted 24 Mar, 2014 07:00:13 Top
shahid




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Hi Andrei

Yes I had checked that. It is nice but I want a Tab like Mail / Calendar / Contacts / Tasks which should be the 5th Tab under Tasks at bottom right of the outlook.

Is that possible with Add in express?

Regards
Shahid Iqbal
Software Engineer
Gyldendal A/S
Posted 24 Mar, 2014 07:24:44 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Yes. That article is about creating a set of folders. When the set of folders is created, Outlook displays a control similar to Mail, Calendar, etc.; you click that control to show the folder set. I suppose the confusin is caused by the fact that you use Outlook 2013 while the article shows the UI of Outlook 2010. I suggest that you register the sample add-in supplied with that article in your Outlook 2013.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
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Posted 24 Mar, 2014 07:36:26 Top
shahid




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Hi Andrei

I try this article then. I will let you know if need any further help. Thanks a lot for such in instant help

Regards
Shahid Iqbal
Software Engineer
Gyldendal A/S
Posted 24 Mar, 2014 07:41:41 Top
Andrei Smolin


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You are welcome!

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
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Posted 24 Mar, 2014 08:04:52 Top
shahid




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Hi Andrei

Yes that worked for me. Thanks alot

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Shahid Iqbal
Posted 25 Mar, 2014 00:00:02 Top
shahid




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Hi Andrei

Can you please help a little more. Now I have my Folder named "Tickets" shown at the bottom right under Contacts. I have created a custom Ribbon as well to be shown for my folder. What I want is that when my custom folder "Tickets" is selected, the Ribbon shown should be my custom Ribbon not the "Home" Ribbon.

I know that is achievable. Kindly help me how to do it programatically

Regards
Shahid Iqbal
Posted 25 Mar, 2014 05:53:35 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hello Shahid,

You can activate your tab in the FolderSwitch event. In Add-in Express, this event is mapped to the ExplorerFolderSwitch event of the Outlook Events component; you need to put it onto the add-in module. To activate the tab, call IRibbonUI.ActivateTab(%ADXRibbonTab.Id of your tab%). To get an instance of IRibbonUI, you intercept the OnRibbonLoaded event of the add-in module and save the IRibbonUI to a class-level variable.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 25 Mar, 2014 06:29:24 Top
shahid




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Hi Andrei

Yes that worked for me, thanks a lot.

Can you please provide some more help,

when I switch my folders, my custom tab is activated but It would be nice if it is activated when my custom folder is selected at the bottom left like "Home" tab is activated when i select "Mail" folder.

Is there any way to change Name and Icon of my custom folder which is displayed at bottom left corner among Mail /Calendar / Contacts. What I want is that the folder at bottom has a name "Tickets" and the root folder have the name "My Tickets" same like we have folder named "Mail" and the root folder is named "Inbox"

Regards
Shahid Iqbal
Posted 26 Mar, 2014 01:12:00 Top