Appendix B. Troubleshooting Problems and Support

There are many online resources for getting information about Outlook development, and for Outlook 2007. Microsoft has outdone itself by providing articles, blogs, sample addins and other resource material. In addition to Microsoft resources, many Web sites have Outlook sample code and information about solving specific Outlook programming problems.

This appendix provides listings of many resources for Outlook developers, as well as information about online support forums and newsgroups that are invaluable for any Outlook developer. Also listed are resources for VSTO development and support, MAPI tools and SDKs (Software Development Kits) and useful developer tools such as virtual machines.

Microsoft often changes the URLs for its online resources, often without forwarding links being applied. The links listed here are accurate at the time this was written.


This section of the appendix contains a list of resources that are valuable for Outlook development projects. This list is by no means complete — many Web sites or articles focus on only one problem and don't have enough general information to make the list here. Searching for specific Outlook programming-related terms is a good way to find additional resources, using a search engine such as Google or MSN search.


The Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) provides a wealth of information about developing with Outlook and other Microsoft technologies. The main entry point ...

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