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Creating a helper class in C# to access common Outlook item members
In Microsoft Outlook, items such as MailItem , ContactItem and AppointmentItem have similar properties and methods. For example, the Application , Attachments , Body , Categories , and Class properties, and Close , Copy , and Display methods are common to all Outlook item objects. The COM-based Outlook...
16 Dec 2011
Time-Reporting Tool now Available as an Outlook Add-in!
The time reporting macro that I blogged about a few months ago has been implemented as a C# Outlook 2010 add-in. The add-in's Visual Studio project is now available for download as part of the Visual How To Creating a Simple Time-Reporting Tool Based on the Outlook 2010 Calendar . This add-in has significant...
3 May 2011
How Do I Extend Outlook to Do…
Frequently we come across the question “How do I extend Outlook to do <a task>”. Depending on how extensive the task is, you might look for your answer in one or more of the following ways: Use a search engine to see if someone has posted a solution to a similar question on...
10 Apr 2011
Improving Outlook Performance (Part II): Video and Sample Add-In to Show Filtering Items in a Folder
In the Outlook object model, the Table object provides a light-weight row-set that allows fast enumeration and filtering of items in a folder. Each row in a Table corresponds to an item, and each column in the Table corresponds to a property of the item. You can call Folder.GetTable to obtain a Table...
13 Oct 2010
Improving Outlook Performance (Part I): Video and Sample Add-In to Show Setting and Getting Multiple Custom Properties
Microsoft Outlook supports properties for items and folders. For example, a MailItem object has built-in properties such as the To , Subject , and Body properties, and a Folder object has built-in properties such as the Name and CurrentView properties. Developers can create custom properties for items...
12 Oct 2010
MVP Helmut Obertanner Published Outlook Articles and Sample Applications on MSDN
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Helmut Obertanner*, published two articles on MSDN today: Developing an Inspector Wrapper for Outlook 2010 Enforcing Business Rules in Outlook 2010 Inspector Wrapper An inspector in Microsoft Outlook is a window that displays an...
15 Sep 2010
Outlook Social Connector 1.1 – What’s in it for Me?
Microsoft announced the Microsoft Outlook Social Connector (OSC) 1.1 yesterday, together with a new Facebook provider and Windows Live Messenger provider, joining LinkedIn and MySpace in the family of OSC providers. You can go to our social network providers page to view and download any of these providers...
14 Jul 2010
New Managed Code Examples for Outlook 2010
With the announcement of Microsoft Office 2010 being released to manufacturing (RTM) today, I’d like to bring your attention to the new Microsoft Outlook 2010 Primary Interop Assembly (PIA) Reference . For those of you familiar with developing managed solutions for Outlook, you now have on MSDN a currently...
16 Apr 2010
Developing Outlook 2010 Solutions for 32-bit and 64-bit Systems
This post captures and summarizes information about developing an Outlook solution for customers who run 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Outlook 2010. Since developing Outlook solutions is a very broad subject, the article gathers information from various sources, and points to some of these locations...
25 Nov 2009
New code samples in the Outlook 2007 Developer Reference!
MVP Helmut Obertanner contributed two new code samples recently in May: How to: Import Appointment XML Data into Outlook Appointment Objects How to: Obtain and Log On to an Instance of Outlook These code samples are presented in managed code (C# and Visual Basic). They are particularly interesting...
14 May 2009
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