A code monkey in Research

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

September, 2011

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    NoReply VSTO add-in wrap-up

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    Over the past few weeks, I've described the steps involved in creating an Outlook add-in, including ribbon manipulation and access to the Outlook object model. To wrap up, the table of contents for the VSTO add-in project: Introduction - creating...
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    Microsoft Research Project Waterloo

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    The Research Games team in Microsoft Research, of which I'm a member, has just published its first game, Project Waterloo (or, to give it it's full, if somewhat verbose, name, Microsoft Research Project Waterloo). This is an example of a Colonel Blotto...
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    Backstage and property pages

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    In the discussion so far the add-in requires the sender to remember to click the no-reply-all button before sending a message. What about causing all newly created messages to have reply-all disabled automatically (though letting the user manually enable...
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    Installation

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    As you'll have no doubt noticed, when you build and run within Visual Studio, Outlook loads the add-in. This is because building the project includes a step for registration with Outlook. (Doing a "build clean" will, symmetrically, unregister it.) This...
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