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Outlook Dev: Algorithms to calculate the Store Hash Number and encode EntryID, AttachmentId
In MSDN, I came across the following two posts as part of Store API which talks about two algorithms that Microsoft Office Outlook uses, Algorithm to Calculate the Store Hash Number to calculate a store hash number based on the store mapping signature or entry ID and the store file name… Algorithm to...
16 Aug 2013
Outlook Programming : How to get the SMTP Address of the Sender of a Mail Item using Outlook Object Model?
Recently I was assisting an developer who used Outlook Object Model (OOM) API and tried to get the SMTP address of the Sender of a given mail item. In order to get the values, he first made the following OOM call – it worked fine for him for couple of mail items, but fails to get the SMTP value as given...
12 Jul 2013
Office Developer: How to programmatically restrict or filter “To” property using Outlook Object Model?
In this post, we will see how to programmatically filter/restrict items “To” property. Let we take this scenario. In Outlook, we notice it contains 6 items “To” property containing “Deva G”: Note:In specifying a filter in a Jet or DASL query, if you use a pair of single quotes to delimit...
9 Apr 2013
Outlook : How to regenerate free/busy information using MFC MAPI?
Recently one of my customer reported that Outlook is not showing latest free/busy information for selected users. Initially they tried the following steps for the affected users: Exit Outlook Open Command prompt > Open Outlook with cleanfreebusy switch (outlook.exe /cleanfreebusy) It failed to resolve...
7 Jan 2013
MAPI Developer: API elements deprecated in Outlook 2013
Are you an MAPI developer? Then, this article is targetted for you. The API elements (like, IXPLogon::RegisterOptions, OPTIONDATA, OPTIONCALLBACK, IMAPISession::MessageOptions, IMAPISession::QueryDefaultMessageOpt, IAddrBook::RecipOptions, IAddrBook::QueryDefaultRecipOpt) are deprecated in Microsoft...
26 Dec 2012
Office Developer : Outlook & VBA Programming # 2
In addition to previous article, I would suggest you to have a look at the related articles for reference/samples etc: Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Inside Out 101 VBA samples for Office 2010 VBA for Office developers Office 2003 Editions: Outlook VBA Language Reference Automating Outlook from a Visual...
24 Dec 2012
Office Developer : Outlook & VBA Programming # 1
By using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), a simple but powerful programming language that you can use to extend Office 2010 applications with new capabilities and automate repeated tasks. I remember VBA is used for a long time in Microsoft Office based applications. I thought to combine the list...
24 Dec 2012
Is it possible to download Offline address book via Outlook Object Model API?
This is one common question from our customers - whether they can programmatically download an Offline address book through the Outlook Object Model or not. The answer is “No”. Offline address book downloads are not exposed through the Outlook object model.
2 Aug 2012
Troubleshooting: Outlook Social Connector Provider error codes
Outlook Social Connector providers should return errors to the caller. Please note that Success, warning, and error values are returned by using a 32-bit number that is called a result handle, or HRESULT. An HRESULT is not a handle to anything; it is merely a 32-bit value that has several fields encoded...
12 Jun 2012
Outlook 2010 Developer Series: Developing a Real Outlook Social Connector Provider
The Outlook Social Connector is a set of new features to help keep track of your friends and colleagues while enabling you to grow your professional network. The Outlook Social Connector is available now as part of the Microsoft Office 2010. The Outlook Social Connector (OSC) brings social views of your...
11 Jun 2012
Outlook Object Model: How to include usemap attribute programmatically?
In this post, I will show you how to make use of usemap attribute of img HTML element in HTML emails programmatically. For this, I used Outlook 2010 VBA & Outlook Object Model. You can design the application with C# or VB.Net with Outlook Object Model library as per your wish. We will do this exercise...
27 Apr 2012
Outlook Object Model: How to assign a Webpage to a specific Outlook folder programmatically?
In this post we will see how to assign a web page to a specific Outlook folder programmatically using C# and Outlook Object Model. For this I tried the following sample, which checks for a folder named “HtmlView” in Microsoft Office Outlook. If the folder does not exist, the code creates the folder and...
10 Apr 2012
Differences: Outlook Object Model vs Pocket Outlook Object Model
Recently one of my developer customer (developer of PC and mobile based applications) was asking is there any difference available between Outlook Object Model (OOM) API and Pocket Outlook Object Model (POOM) API? If yes, where it's documented? As you know, the Pocket Outlook Object Model (POOM) API...
4 Feb 2012
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