A code monkey in Research

One developer's view of (a little bit of) Microsoft Research, Cambridge

August, 2011

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    Outlook object model

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    The Outlook object model is described in detail in the MSDN library . However, while that tells you what methods, properties and events exist, there's not a huge amount of information about what they're actually for. I found Carter & Lippert 's Visual...
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    Out of Bounds

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    Several years ago, I stumbled across the concept of Out of Bounds Photography (OoB - that's with a B, not a weird alien from Dr Who ) and thought this was great stuff. Some people in the lab here had contributed some technology to the (now discontinued...
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    More about buttons

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    Last time we ended up with a single button on the email composition window. It ought to be fairly obvious how to add additional similar buttons to that ribbon to, say, offer the ability to disable the other actions - just replicate the toggleButton XML...
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    Other ribbons

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    Thus far we've ended up with a nicely populated mail composition window. It would be nice to offer the facility to see the action status on received messages (OK, you can infer it from the lack of ability to reply, but bear with me for the sake of this...
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