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Student FYP - Creating Outlook 2003 Addin How do I ?

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Hi all,
For my IT final year project I have to access mail items in outlook
2003 and parse them.
I have read and researched on the net and library for about a week
now.
I have to do the project in c# using visualc# 2005 Express Edition.

I know this may limit me to manully coding a little more but I dont
mind that.
So far I think I have to create a COM adddin and communicate via
outlook interpo assemblies to outlook
DO I have to use the COM interface IDTExtensibility2?

Is it simple enough to get a button to appear on the outlook toolbar?
I have seen plently examples that use VSTO & vc# 2005 pro but I dont
have access to those.

Any ideas, hints, tips are all welcome.
Kevin.

Oct 28 '07 #1
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Kevin,

Yes, IDTExtensibility2 is the interface that you will have to implement.
You will basically hold on to a reference to the application hosting your
add-in and then use the object model of the application (in this case,
Outlook) to add menu items, hook up to events, etc, etc.
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"ITrishGuru" <kf******@gmail.comwrote in message
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Hi all,
For my IT final year project I have to access mail items in outlook
2003 and parse them.
I have read and researched on the net and library for about a week
now.
I have to do the project in c# using visualc# 2005 Express Edition.

I know this may limit me to manully coding a little more but I dont
mind that.
So far I think I have to create a COM adddin and communicate via
outlook interpo assemblies to outlook
DO I have to use the COM interface IDTExtensibility2?

Is it simple enough to get a button to appear on the outlook toolbar?
I have seen plently examples that use VSTO & vc# 2005 pro but I dont
have access to those.

Any ideas, hints, tips are all welcome.
Kevin.

Oct 29 '07 #2

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On Oct 29, 4:32 pm, "Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]"
<m...@spam.guard.caspershouse.comwrote:
Kevin,

Yes, IDTExtensibility2 is the interface that you will have to implement.
You will basically hold on to a reference to the application hosting your
add-in and then use the object model of the application (in this case,
Outlook) to add menu items, hook up to events, etc, etc.

--
- Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]
- m...@spam.guard.caspershouse.com

"ITrishGuru" <kfrdo...@gmail.comwrote in message

news:11**********************@57g2000hsv.googlegro ups.com...
Hi all,
For my IT final year project I have to access mail items in outlook
2003 and parse them.
I have read and researched on the net and library for about a week
now.
I have to do the project in c# using visualc# 2005 Express Edition.
I know this may limit me to manully coding a little more but I dont
mind that.
So far I think I have to create a COM adddin and communicate via
outlook interpo assemblies to outlook
DO I have to use the COM interface IDTExtensibility2?
Is it simple enough to get a button to appear on the outlook toolbar?
I have seen plently examples that use VSTO & vc# 2005 pro but I dont
have access to those.
Any ideas, hints, tips are all welcome.
Kevin.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -
Thanks for that

Oct 29 '07 #3

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No, it's pretty painful but doable. There is an outlook newsgroup that you
can post this to or google to get the code.

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"ITrishGuru" <kf******@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@57g2000hsv.googlegro ups.com...
Hi all,
For my IT final year project I have to access mail items in outlook
2003 and parse them.
I have read and researched on the net and library for about a week
now.
I have to do the project in c# using visualc# 2005 Express Edition.

I know this may limit me to manully coding a little more but I dont
mind that.
So far I think I have to create a COM adddin and communicate via
outlook interpo assemblies to outlook
DO I have to use the COM interface IDTExtensibility2?

Is it simple enough to get a button to appear on the outlook toolbar?
I have seen plently examples that use VSTO & vc# 2005 pro but I dont
have access to those.

Any ideas, hints, tips are all welcome.
Kevin.

Oct 31 '07 #4

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