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Add-in Express Regions for Microsoft Outlook and VSTO - Public Release

[2 Feb, 2016]   Version 3.1.2411

ALTERED:

  • Code of Advanced Outlook Regions was significantly refactored and improved.

FIXED:

  • In Outlook 2010, the InspectorRegion region's header was missing in inspector windows containing MailItem or AppointmentItem.
  • Resizing issues when DockLeft and DockRight regions were used in the same add-in simultaneously.
  • Keyboard input was handled incorrectly on the System.Windows.Controls.WebBrowser control located on an advanced Outlook region.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2003 - 2016 Issues:

  • Various issues remain in all Office and .NET Framework versions caused by a partial incompatibility of the WPF core and Office GUI.

Outlook 2003 - 2016 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be modified. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See the following article for more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • ADXOlForm placed in the WebViewPane region is flickering when switching between folders.

Outlook 2010 - 2016 Issues:

  • TopSubpane, BottomSubpane, RightSubpane, LeftSubpane and FolderView regions for appointment folders do not work. You can use the DockTop, DockBottom, DockRight and DockLeft regions as an alternative.
  • An ADXOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.

Outlook 2010 Issues:

  • For the BottomTodoBar region to work correctly, either Appointments or Task List should be enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Outlook 2013 and 2016 Issues:

  • BottomTodoBar region does not work.

Social Connector Outlook Add-in Issues:

  • In Outlook 2003 - 2016, advanced regions may work incorrectly if the Social Connector Add-in is enabled/disabled manually. Outlook should be restarted for advanced regions to work correctly.

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Security Manager for Microsoft Outlook - Public Release

[1 Feb, 2016]   Version 8.1

.NET Edition

Version 8.1.3251

  • FIXED: Security warnings were not disabled in Outlook 2016 32-bit after installing the most recent Outlook updates.
  • FIXED: "The operating system is not presently configured to run this application" error dialogs might have been shown when disabling Simple MAPI security warnings.
  • FIXED: Outlook 2016 did not close correctly (its process remained in memory) after disabling security warnings.

VCL Edition

Version 8.1.502

  • FIXED: Security warnings were not disabled in Outlook 2016 32-bit after installing the most recent Outlook updates.
  • FIXED: "The operating system is not presently configured to run this application" error dialogs might have been shown when disabling Simple MAPI security warnings.

ActiveX Edition

Version 8.1.1251

  • FIXED: Security warnings were not disabled in Outlook 2016 32-bit after installing the most recent Outlook updates.
  • FIXED: "The operating system is not presently configured to run this application" error dialogs might have been shown when disabling Simple MAPI security warnings.
  • FIXED: Outlook 2016 did not close correctly (its process remained in memory) after disabling security warnings.
  • FIXED: Application might have crashed when creating the "AddInExpress.OutlookSecurityManager" object.

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Add-in Express for Office and .NET - Public Release

[21 Jan, 2016]   Version 8.1.4350

ADDED:

  • Support for the SHA-256 algorithm in the Signing Options, ClickOne and ClickTwice publishing dialogs, adxPublisher.exe and adxPatch.exe tools.
  • ADXRibbonContextMenu component supports Word context menu names in Outlook add-ins.

ALTERED:

  • Code of Advanced Outlook Regions and Advanced Excel Task Panes was significantly refactored and improved.

FIXED:

  • RTD Server may not have started correctly when opening an existing workbook in Excel 2016.
  • Exception during ClickOnce deployment of add-ins targeting .NET Framework 2.0 - 3.5.
  • Incorrect ADXRTDTopic component might have been passed to the RefreshData event handler.
  • Glyph property of the ADXRibbonItem control did not work.
  • CommandBars property of the ADXAddinModule component returned null (Nothing in VB.NET) in Excel and PowerPoint add-ins.
  • In Outlook 2010, the InspectorRegion region's header was missing in inspector windows containing MailItem or AppointmentItem.
  • Resizing issues when DockLeft and DockRight regions were used in the same add-in simultaneously.
  • Keyboard input was handled incorrectly on the System.Windows.Controls.WebBrowser control located on an advanced Outlook region.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2000 - 2016 Issues:

  • Various issues remain in all Office and .NET Framework versions caused by a partial incompatibility of the WPF core and Office GUI.

Outlook 2000-2016 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be modified. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See the following article for more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • ADXOlForm placed in the WebViewPane region is flickering when switching between folders.

Outlook 2010 - 2016 Issues:

  • TopSubpane, BottomSubpane, RightSubpane, LeftSubpane and FolderView regions for appointment folders do not work. You can use the DockTop, DockBottom, DockRight and DockLeft regions as an alternative.
  • Add-ins containing advanced regions built on Add-in Express 2009 are incompatible with add-ins built on the higher versions of Add-in Express.
  • An ADXOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.

Outlook 2010 Issues:

  • For the BottomTodoBar region to work correctly, either Appointments or Task List should be enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Outlook 2013 and 2016 Issues:

  • BottomTodoBar region does not work.

Social Connector Outlook Add-in Issues:

  • In Outlook 2003 - 2016, advanced regions may work incorrectly if the Social Connector Add-in is enabled/disabled manually. Outlook should be restarted for advanced regions to work correctly.

Excel 2010 - 2016 Issues:

  • XLL add-in created for .NET Framework 2.0 crashes 64-bit Excel versions because of an exception in the Marshal.GetFunctionPointerForDelegate method.

InfoPath 2010 and 2013 Issues:

  • Native Office custom task panes may not show up when a new instance of InfoPath is opened.

Office 2010 - 2016 x64 Issues:

  • "Unable to create specified ActiveX control" exception may be thrown on an x64 host application if an add-in had been registered from Visual Studio before a newly created native Office task pane was added to the AddinModule.TaskPanes collection.

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Add-in Express for Internet Explorer and .net - Public Release

[17 Nov, 2015]   Version 9.3.6125

ADDED:

  • Support for Visual Studio 2015.
  • Signing Options dialog that allows digitally signing the project assembly, manifest and Add-in Express loaders.
  • Support for multi-language WiX setup projects.
  • ShowInPopups property to the ADXIEAdvancedBarItem class.
  • OnItemInitialize event to the ADXIEAdvancedBarsManager class.

ALTERED:

  • Visual Studio 2008 is not supported.
  • Setup.exe bootstrapper for prerequisites installation is managed by the ClickTwice downloader.

FIXED:

  • Product version property of the adxLoader.dll and adxLoader64.dll files is updated automatically when the project is built.
  • Advanced bars did not show up correctly in IE popup windows.

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Add-in Express for Microsoft Office and Delphi VCL - Public Release

[2 Nov, 2015]   Version 8.0.1431

ADDED:

  • Support for Microsoft Office 2016.
  • Support for Delphi 10 Seattle.

FIXED:

  • Second instance of Excel 2007 or 2010 hanged when an advanced task pane was used in the project.
  • ClipboardContent parameter of the TadxOutlookAppEvents.ExplorerBeforeItemPaste event contained an incorrect value.

KNOWN ISSUES:

Outlook 2000 - 2016 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be set. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See also the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • TadxOlForm placed in the WebViewPane region is flickering when switching between folders.

Outlook 2010 - 2016 Issues:

  • TopSubpane, BottomSubpane, RightSubpane, LeftSubpane and FolderView regions for appointment folders do not work. We recommend using the DockTop, DockBottom, DockRight and DockLeft regions as an alternative.
  • Add-ins containing advanced regions built on Add-in Express 2009 (v. 5.x) are incompatible with add-ins built on Add-in Express 7.x.
  • An TadxOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.

Outlook 2010 Issues:

  • For the elBottomTodoBar region to work correctly, either Appointments or Task List should be enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Outlook 2013 and 2016 Issues:

  • elBottomTodoBar region does not work.

Social Connector Outlook Add-in Issues:

  • In Outlook 2003 - 2016, advanced regions may work incorrectly if the Social Connector Add-in is enabled/disabled manually. Outlook should be restarted for advanced regions to work correctly.

InfoPath 2010 Issues:

  • Native Office 2010 custom task panes may not show up when a new instance of InfoPath is opened.

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Add-in Express Regions for Microsoft Outlook and VSTO - Public Release

[23 Oct, 2015]   Version 3.0.2407

ADDED:

  • Support for Microsoft Outlook 2016.

FIXED:

  • ApplyTo method of the ADXOlFormsCollectionItem class worked incorrectly in some scenarios.
  • Advanced Outlook form region embedded into the Appointment inspector window disappeared after switching between the Scheduling Assistant and Appointment pages.
  • In Outlook 2010, an advanced Outlook form embedded into the InspectorRegion layout did not show the header.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2003 - 2016 Issues:

  • Various issues remain in all Office and .NET Framework versions caused by a partial incompatibility of the WPF core and Office GUI.

Outlook 2003 - 2016 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be modified. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See the following article for more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • ADXOlForm placed in the WebViewPane region is flickering when switching between folders.

Outlook 2010 - 2016 Issues:

  • TopSubpane, BottomSubpane, RightSubpane, LeftSubpane and FolderView regions for appointment folders do not work. You can use the DockTop, DockBottom, DockRight and DockLeft regions as an alternative.
  • An ADXOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.

Outlook 2010 Issues:

  • For the BottomTodoBar region to work correctly, either Appointments or Task List should be enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Outlook 2013 and 2016 Issues:

  • BottomTodoBar region does not work.

Social Connector Outlook Add-in Issues:

  • In Outlook 2003 - 2016, advanced regions may work incorrectly if the Social Connector Add-in is enabled/disabled manually. Outlook should be restarted for advanced regions to work correctly.

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Add-in Express for Office and .NET - Public Release

[12 Oct, 2015]   Version 8.0.4330

ADDED:

  • Support for Microsoft Office 2016.
  • Support for Visual Studio Express 2015 for Windows Desktop.
  • Support for multi-language WiX setup projects.

KNOWN ISSUES:

WPF + Office 2000 - 2016 Issues:

  • Various issues remain in all Office and .NET Framework versions caused by a partial incompatibility of the WPF core and Office GUI.

Outlook 2000-2016 Issues:

  • WebViewPane region cannot be used for folders if their WebViewOn and WebViewUrl properties cannot be modified. Possible solution is setting the "Allow Script in shared folders" and "Allow Script in Public Folders" options in the security settings. See the following article for more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923933.
  • ADXOlForm placed in the WebViewPane region is flickering when switching between folders.

Outlook 2010 - 2016 Issues:

  • TopSubpane, BottomSubpane, RightSubpane, LeftSubpane and FolderView regions for appointment folders do not work. You can use the DockTop, DockBottom, DockRight and DockLeft regions as an alternative.
  • Add-ins containing advanced regions built on Add-in Express 2009 are incompatible with add-ins built on the higher versions of Add-in Express.
  • An ADXOlForm may lose the focus when switching between pages on Inspector windows.
  • Another form may become active when switching between Inspector pages if the forms were added to the same region by several add-ins.

Outlook 2010 Issues:

  • For the BottomTodoBar region to work correctly, either Appointments or Task List should be enabled in the ToDo bar options.

Outlook 2013 and 2016 Issues:

  • BottomTodoBar region does not work.

Social Connector Outlook Add-in Issues:

  • In Outlook 2003 - 2016, advanced regions may work incorrectly if the Social Connector Add-in is enabled/disabled manually. Outlook should be restarted for advanced regions to work correctly.

Excel 2010 - 2016 Issues:

  • XLL add-in created for .NET Framework 2.0 crashes 64-bit Excel versions because of an exception in the Marshal.GetFunctionPointerForDelegate method.

InfoPath 2010 and 2013 Issues:

  • Native Office custom task panes may not show up when a new instance of InfoPath is opened.

Office 2010 - 2016 x64 Issues:

  • "Unable to create specified ActiveX control" exception may be thrown on an x64 host application if an add-in had been registered from Visual Studio before a newly created native Office task pane was added to the AddinModule.TaskPanes collection.

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Security Manager for Microsoft Outlook - Public Release

[2 Oct, 2015]   Version 8.0

.NET Edition

Version 8.0.3250

  • ADDED: Support for Microsoft Outlook 2016.
  • ADDED: Support for Visual Studio 2015 and Visual Studio Express 2015 for Windows Desktop.
  • ADDED: Support for Visual Studio 2010 Express, Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop and Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop.
  • ADDED: New deployment model.
  • ALTERED: Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 are not supported.

VCL Edition

Version 8.0.501

  • ADDED: Support for Microsoft Outlook 2016.
  • ADDED: Support for Delphi 10 Seattle.
  • ADDED: New deployment model.

ActiveX Edition

Version 8.0.1250

  • ADDED: Support for Microsoft Outlook 2016.

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Add-in Express for Office and .NET - Beta 2

[16 Sep, 2015]   Version 8.0.4327

ADDED:

  • Signing Options dialog that allows digitally signing the project assembly, manifest and Add-in Express loaders.
  • Glyph property of Ribbon and Backstage controls now supports multi-page icons (.ico) that provide images for different DPIs.

FIXED:

  • ADXRibbonMenu component with non-empty Title property caused a ribbon XML error in Office applications.
  • Excel crashed if a UDF was used as a parameter in the Insert Function wizard.
  • Accessing the COMAddin.Object property from VBA crashed Office applications.
  • adxpatch.exe tool prevented the signtool.exe from signing Add-in Express loader(s).
  • adxpublisher.exe tool did not handle the showCustomUI and showUIAfterInstalling parameters.
  • CommandBars property of the ADXAddinModule component returned null (Nothing in VB.NET) in Excel add-ins.
  • ApplyTo method of the ADXOlFormsCollectionItem class worked incorrectly in some scenarios.
  • Advanced Outlook form region embedded into the Appointment inspector window disappeared after switching between the Scheduling Assistant and Appointment pages.

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Add-in Express Regions for Microsoft Outlook and VSTO - Beta 1

[7 Aug, 2015]   Version 3.0.2400

ADDED:

  • Support for Outlook 2016 Preview.
  • Support for Visual Studio 2015.

ALTERED:

  • Visual Studio 2008 is not supported.

FIXED:

  • Minimized advanced Outlook view regions did not expand correctly after resizing an Outlook explorer window.
  • Controls on the headers of advanced Outlook regions were drawn incorrectly on non-standard DPIs.

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