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  • Blog Post: Outlook: How to determine the owner of an item (including an item from a shared folder)

    Outlook doesn't have any built in methods to find the owner of an item. The question was asked if it is possible to find this information when the user is looking at an item in a shared folder. For example, if a user has delegate permissions to a folder and opens an item from that folder, is it possible...
  • Blog Post: Drag and Drop from Outlook 2010 (Part 2 - Windows Forms Application)

    As described in a previous blog , there is unfortunately a known issue with drag/drop and Outlook 2010. The previous blog describes the issue and also demonstrates a workaround that can be used when needing to implement drag/drop in an Outlook add-in. A recent case highlighted another scenario in which...
  • Blog Post: Create an add-in for Outlook 2007 and 2010 in one solution

    Outlook add-ins seem popular again at the moment (we seem to go through phases as to the kind of cases that come in), and one question that has come up a few times now is how to create an add-in that targets both Outlook 2007 and 2010. Fortunately, so long as you are using Visual Studio 2010, this is...
  • Blog Post: Outlook Add-in: Monitor add-ins load time

    An Extensibility Add-in code sample for monitoring Add-ins load time in Outlook: The add-in uses the OnStartupComplete event, gets the Outlook process start time and writes an event in the Application event log. The event will be similar to: Log Name: Application Source: Outlook Startup Monitor...
  • Blog Post: Outlook Add-in: Remove hidden data and personal information in Word, Excel and PowerPoint attachments

    A code sample for removing Word, Excel and/or PowerPoint hidden data and personal information in Outlook e-mail attachments: private void button1_Click( object sender, RibbonControlEventArgs e) {   Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.Inspector currentInspector = this...
  • Blog Post: Drag and Drop from Outlook 2010 (Part 1 - Outlook Add-in)

    We have had a few cases come up recently to do with issues implementing drag and drop in an Outlook add-in. There is an issue in Outlook 2010 that doesn't release selected items once they have been dragged to a drop-target. This means that once the drag/drop operation has been completed, the items selected...
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