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Outlook integration

Is it possible to incorporate Outlook in your web app so that you can
view your Inbox from your web app? And if so, does anybody have any
good links?


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Feb 16 '07 #1
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Hello Mike,

Outlook has no API to be integrated into Web (only in winforms)
albeit u can use OWA - outlook web access feature of Exchange Server

MPIs it possible to incorporate Outlook in your web app so that you
MPcan view your Inbox from your web app? And if so, does anybody have
MPany good links?
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Feb 16 '07 #2
Hello!
Outlook has no API to be integrated into Web (only in winforms)
albeit u can use OWA - outlook web access feature of Exchange Server
I have to disagree here, because Outlook does indeed have a programming
interface (COM based) that can be used from any application type, including
web applications. Nothing says that this interface is "WinForms only".

I didn't clearly understand from Mike's original post whether his
architecture contains Exchange server, in which case it is of course easier
to use Exchange's built-in Outlook Web Access (OWA) feature to read mail.

But, if Mike is referring to a stand-alone Outlook installation, say, on
Windows XP, then it is indeed perfectly possible to write an ASP.NET
application that would call the Outlook COM interfaces, and read data in the
Inbox folder, or any other folder for that matter.

In fact, I wrote a magazine article seven years ago about such a
possibility. I was using Borland Delphi at that time, but the principles are
still valid for C# and ASP.NET applications.

Mike: which type of Outlook installation are you referring to?

Thanks!

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Regards,

Mr. Jani Järvinen
C# MVP
Helsinki, Finland
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Feb 17 '07 #3
Hello Jani Järvinen [MVP],
>Outlook has no API to be integrated into Web (only in winforms)
albeit u can use OWA - outlook web access feature of Exchange Server
JI have to disagree here, because Outlook does indeed have a
Jprogramming interface (COM based) that can be used from any
Japplication type, including web applications. Nothing says that this
Jinterface is "WinForms only".

Agree, express myself wrong :) The idea is that u've described
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WBR, Michael Nemtsev [C# MVP].
My blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour
Team blog: http://devkids.blogspot.com/

"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we
miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it" (c) Michelangelo
Feb 17 '07 #4

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