Category: MS Office

How to implement auto-update for Office add-ins

How to implement auto-update for Office add-ins

Automatic updates for software applications’ mobile apps have become an everyday occurrence for most users. For a user it provides a level of comfort to know that their software is always up to date with the latest and greatest version. It could also be a source of irritation for many […]

How to get unread mail in Outlook: C# code examples

How to get unread mail in Outlook: C# code examples

Finding and filtering items in Outlook can be done in a variety of ways and in this article we’ll focus on ways to retrieve unread mail from Outlook. The following C# code examples demonstrate different techniques of getting unread mail items in Outlook. Read more at Add-in Express. To see […]

Working with Outlook attachments programmatically: C# code examples

Working with Outlook attachments programmatically: C# code examples

Many Outlook developers have been faced with programmatically accessing and working with Outlook Item attachments. All Outlook items have the Attachments property, which means attachments can be added to MailItem, ContactItem and AppointmentItem items, to name a few. In this article we’ll explore some facets of handling and interacting with […]

Sending and updating Outlook Calendar’s appointments and meeting requests

Sending and updating Outlook Calendar’s appointments and meeting requests

2015 is here, and from all of us at Add-in Express we wish you a very prosperous year. We’ll kick off this year by taking a closer look at Microsoft Outlook appointments and meetings. Difference between Outlook appointments and meetings In essence the Outlook Appointment and Meeting objects are the […]

Microsoft Outlook Email Templates for Web Designers and Developers Add-in

Microsoft Outlook Email Templates for Web Designers and Developers Add-in

Bea Kylene Jumarang wrote a great piece listing some very handy email templates for web developers and designers. I found the information so valuable I could not help but create a Microsoft Outlook (2007, 2010 and 2013) Add-in that automatically inserts the templates for you.  It’s released under the GNU […]

Creating Microsoft InfoPath add-ins in Visual Studio with Add-in Express

Creating Microsoft InfoPath add-ins in Visual Studio with Add-in Express

Microsoft InfoPath makes it relatively easy for end-users to design XML-based forms. It is also a stress-free way for users to design forms that can connect to databases, XML schemas or even to SharePoint Lists. Earlier this year, Microsoft has also announced that it will discontinue InfoPath to pursue a […]

Creating and modifying MS Project files programmatically

Creating and modifying MS Project files programmatically

In my last two articles we looked at the MS Project object model and how to customize the MS Project UI. In this article, we’ll take what we’ve learned and explore how you can use data from other sources to either create or add to your MS Project files. Read […]

Working with custom Outlook properties: C# code examples

Working with custom Outlook properties: C# code examples

Microsoft Outlook provides a rich interface for developers to add their own custom properties to Outlook Folders and Items. The Outlook Object model provides two objects when working with custom properties: Outlook.UserDefinedProperties Outlook.UserProperties At first glance these two objects might appear to be the same thing, but the UserDefinedProperties are […]

Working with Outlook special folders (Inbox, Outbox, Drafts, Sent Items, Deleted Items)

Working with Outlook special folders (Inbox, Outbox, Drafts, Sent Items, Deleted Items)

Happy 2014 everyone! We’ll start this year with an article looking at Outlook special folders. Microsoft Outlook has a number of special folders of which the most common folders are: Inbox Drafts Sent Items Outbox Deleted Items Further on in this article you will learn how to work with each […]

How to create and modify Outlook-specific files

How to create and modify Outlook-specific files

Microsoft Outlook produces and uses a variety of file types. The most common and well known fields are either .pst or .ost files. These two file types are known as Outlook Data Files, the .pst file is known as the Personal Outlook Data file and stores you messages and other […]