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Security Manager for Microsoft Outlook - Public Release

[23 Mar, 2017]   Version 8.5

.NET Edition

Version 8.5.3257

  • ADDED: Support for Visual Studio 2017.

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

[14 Mar, 2017]   Version 8.6.4408

ADDED:

  • Support for Visual Studio 2017.

FIXED:

  • Add-ins signed with a digital signature created with the 8192 key length were not loaded by Microsoft Office applications.
  • CompleteReplacement advanced Outlook form region was drawn incorrectly in some scenarios.
  • Advanced Outlook regions did not restore their size and state.

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

[6 Mar, 2017]   Version 8.5

.NET Edition

Version 8.4.3256

  • FIXED: Security warnings were not disabled in Outlook 2016 after installing the most recent Outlook updates.

VCL Edition

Version 8.5.506

  • FIXED: Security warnings were not disabled in Outlook 2016 after installing the most recent Outlook updates.

ActiveX Edition

Version 8.5.1255

  • FIXED: Security warnings were not disabled in Outlook 2016 after installing the most recent Outlook updates.

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Security Manager for Microsoft Outlook - Public Release

[1 Feb, 2017]   Version 8.4

.NET Edition

Version 8.3.3255

  • FIXED: Security warnings were not disabled in Outlook 2016 64-bit after installing the most recent Outlook updates.

VCL Edition

Version 8.4.505

  • FIXED: Security warnings were not disabled in Outlook 2016 64-bit after installing the most recent Outlook updates.

ActiveX Edition

Version 8.4.1254

  • FIXED: Security warnings were not disabled in Outlook 2016 64-bit after installing the most recent Outlook updates.

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

[31 Jan, 2017]   Version 8.5.4401

ADDED:

  • Silent automatic updates for per-user add-ins in ClickTwice deployment.
  • Support for additional installation URLs in ClickTwice deployment.

FIXED:

  • HTTPS links were handled incorrectly in the Provider URL parameter of the ClickOnce Publish dialog.
  • Some Windows messages were not handled by the OnSendMessage event handler.
  • ReadingPane advanced Outlook view region was not resized after maximizing the Outlook Explorer window.

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

[6 Dec, 2016]   Version 8.3

.NET Edition

Version 8.2.3254

  • ADDED: Support for Visual Studio 2017 RC.
  • FIXED: Security warnings were not disabled in Outlook 2016 after installing the most recent Outlook updates.
  • FIXED: Security warnings might not have been disabled if the SecurityManager object was created in a separate class library.

VCL Edition

Version 8.3.504

  • FIXED: Security warnings were not disabled in Outlook 2016 after installing the most recent Outlook updates.

ActiveX Edition

Version 8.3.1253

  • FIXED: Security warnings were not disabled in Outlook 2016 after installing the most recent Outlook updates.

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

[16 Nov, 2016]   Version 8.4.4395

ADDED:

  • Support for Visual Studio 2017 RC.
  • xlErrorGettingData value to the ADXExcelError enumeration.

FIXED:

  • Wrong range address could be passed as an argument to a volatile XLL function.
  • OnKeyDown event of the ADXAddinModule component fired multiple times for a single keystroke.
  • ADXKeyboardShortcut component did not work in the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) editor.
  • IntResource.dll and IntResource64.dll libraries were not signed with the Add-in Express digital signature.

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 Office and .NET - Public Release

[31 Oct, 2016]   Version 8.3.4393

ADDED:

  • Support for Automatic Updates in ClickTwice deployment.
  • OnHostApplicationInitialized method to the ADXAddinModule component.
  • ContainerControl property and the ADXContainerItemsChanged event to the ADXForm class.

FIXED:

  • Visual Studio 2015 might have crashed after deleting the ADXOlFormsCollectionItem component.
  • ADXRibbonCommand component did not work for Outlook Report items.
  • Several problems when creating Visual Studio Installer setup projects in Visual Studio 2013 and 2015.
  • PowerPoint might have hung in the process list after opening and closing presentations programmatically.
  • Dual-purpose installation package did not delete an add-in from the COM Add-ins dialog in some cases.
  • New instance of the ADXOlForm form was created after switching from the File tab back to an Outlook Inspector window.
  • Advanced PowerPoint Task Pane was created twice on PowerPoint start.
  • Advanced Outlook View and Form region shown in the floating mode might have closed after selecting an item in the System.Windows.Forms.ComboBox control.
  • ArgumentOutOfRangeException exception might have been thrown in Outlook if an Advanced Outlook View or Form region was used.
  • Reference count to the Outlook.Explorer object increased after switching from the File tab back to an Outlook Explorer window.
  • PowerPoint 2013 might have crashed after updating an embedded Excel worksheet.

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 Regions for Microsoft Outlook and VSTO - Public Release

[1 Jun, 2016]   Version 3.2.2420

ADDED:

  • Ability to draw custom elements on advanced Outlook regions.

FIXED:

  • Text on an advanced Outlook region was displayed incorrectly if changed on a minimized region.
  • Outlook might have crashed when the CompleteReplacement region was used.
  • In Outlook 2013 and 2016, an advanced view region with the Cached property set to OneInstanceForAllFolders did not show up in the reading pane layouts.
  • Old instance of an advanced Outlook form region might have been used for a new inspector window.

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

[30 May, 2016]   Version 8.2.4371

ADDED:

  • Tag2 property to all Ribbon and Backstage controls.
  • ErrDiv0, ErrNA, ErrName, ErrNull, ErrNum, ErrRef and ErrValue static properties to the ADXRTDServerModule class.
  • Ability to create custom prerequisites.
  • Support for multi-language prerequisites in ClickTwice deployment.
  • Support for specific Editions (for all users, for beta testers, etc.) in ClickTwice deployment.
  • Option to the Publish wizard that allows generating the configuration files for the adxPublisher.exe tool.
  • Ability to draw custom elements on advanced Outlook regions, advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint task panes.

ALTERED:

  • In Excel 2013 and 2016, advanced task panes were drawn in the White theme only, now all standard Excel themes are supported.

FIXED:

  • adxpatch.exe tool did not recognize relative paths in the Sign and CertificateFile options.
  • XDocument.Save method threw the "Unable to determine the identity of domain" exception in Add-in Express based add-ins.
  • Changing RTDServerModule.Timer property raised the RefreshData event for all ADXRTDTopic components in all RTDServerModule modules of the project.
  • "Malformed reference element" error might have been thrown when signing project outputs.
  • Right-clicking some Outlook folders could result in a run-time exception if a folder property page was used in the project.
  • Word could hang in memory after certain user actions such as inserting a document in the current document.
  • OfficeColorScheme property returned an incorrect value for Office 2016 Black theme.
  • Text on an advanced Outlook region or advanced task pane was displayed incorrectly if changed on a minimized region or pane.
  • Outlook might have crashed when the CompleteReplacement region was used.
  • In Outlook 2013 and 2016, an advanced view region with the Cached property set to OneInstanceForAllFolders did not show up in the reading pane layouts.
  • Old instance of an advanced Outlook form region might have been used for a new inspector window.
  • Advanced Excel task panes did not appear in Excel 2007 if Excel was opened by inserting a chart in PowerPoint 2007.

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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