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How to determine when a user has read an Outlook message

How to determine when a user has read an Outlook message

In today’s article we’ll look at how to determine when a user has read an Outlook mail message. There are a variety of ways a message can be marked as read, e.g.: The user right-clicked the message in the Explorer and selected the “Mark as Read” context-menu item; or The […]

Working with Outlook HTMLBody – a guide for Office developers

Working with Outlook HTMLBody – a guide for Office developers

If you’ve ever tried to design an attractive and somewhat complex e-mail message using Microsoft Outlook and HTML, chances are you very quickly realized that the Outlook mail message body format performs rather differently than a normal web browser. <p align="justify">Read more at <a href="https://www.add-in-express.com/creating-addins-blog/2015/02/23/outlook-htmlbody-guide/">Add-in Express</a>.</p> <blockquote>   <p align="justify">To […]

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 […]

Packt’s $5 eBonanza returns

Packt’s $5 eBonanza returns

Following the success of last year’s festive offer, Packt Publishing will be celebrating the Holiday season with an even bigger $5 offer. From Thursday 18th December, every eBook and video will be available on the publisher’s website forjust $5. Customers are invited to purchase as many as they like before […]

How to access Outlook from HTML and JavaScript based add-ins

How to access Outlook from HTML and JavaScript based add-ins

When Microsoft announced their new Office development platform, which would allow developers to create MS Office Apps using HTML and JavaScript, I was very excited about the idea. Unfortunately, I quickly learned that I simply could not accomplish the same things I can with the standard Office Object Model than […]

Connecting Outlook appointments with Freshbooks web-service data, part 4

Connecting Outlook appointments with Freshbooks web-service data, part 4

In this, our fourth and final part on how to write an Outlook add-in for Freshbooks web-service, we’ll explore how to develop a custom form region to connect an Outlook appointment with the web-service’s Timesheet entry. Our intended end result will look similar to the following image. You will notice […]

Creating Outlook ribbon UI from scratch – Integrating with Freshbooks web-service, part 3

Creating Outlook ribbon UI from scratch – Integrating with Freshbooks web-service, part 3

In part one of the series, we’ve created Freshbooks specific folders, set their Message classes and created a Freshbooks Solution Module. In part two we continued by adding custom properties to the folders and created custom views. We’ve also replaced the Outlook Inspector UI with our own and imported Freshbooks […]

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