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  • Blog Post: Outlook: Deploying an Outlook 2013 add-in (using InstallShield LE)

    Today I had to create an installer for an Outlook 2013 add-in (created using Visual Studio 2013), and as the process is different to previous versions I thought I'd document it here. I will only detail the differences from previous versions - I am assuming that you have completed the first three steps...
  • Blog Post: Outlook Code: Change the name of the root folder in Outlook 2010 after an SMTP address change

    We have been getting a few requests for changing the name of the root folder in Outlook 2010 following an SMTP address change, to reflect the new SMTP address of the users. For that I have written an Outlook add-in that performs an Active Directory lookup of the old SMTP address (current root folder...
  • 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: Exchange 2010 and Outlook 2003: ItemAdd event does not fire in online mode

    A known issue that keeps cropping up is one that occurs when running Outlook 2003 in online mode against Exchange 2010. If you subscribe to events on an Items collection (e.g. you want to receive an ItemAdd event anytime an item is added to a folder), you will find that you do not actually receive the...
  • Blog Post: Outlook 2010: automated replies trigger spell-check

    A recent case highlighted an unusual issue verified against Outlook 2010. If you have spell-checking enabled (and it usually will be by default), and also have the "Ignore original message text in reply or forward" option checked (found in Mail Options), there is an issue when programmatically replying...
  • Blog Post: Purging Outlook Sync Issues folders

    When a question pops up twice in a short space of time, it's usually worthy of a blog. Outlook when running in cached mode against Exchange has a Sync Issues folder. In here you will find details of any issues that occur when Outlook syncs it's offline cache with Exchange. If there are problems with...
  • Blog Post: Process incoming mail using an outlook Addin

    A customer raised an incident to Microsoft wanting to know how they can create an addin in Outlook to watch all incoming mail....and then do something with it. So I figured if it's a call to Microsoft that needed this and I see a few people asking how to do this on the Microsoft forums, well it's...
  • 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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