Chapter 4. Writing Your First Outlook Add-in Using C#

The goal of this chapter is to walk you through the process of creating a Visual C# add-in for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. Once you’ve created and built the project, you will be able to use the add-in in your everyday activities. If you are interested in obtaining practical results in a very short time, this chapter is for you.

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to:

  • Use the Outlook add-in templates supplied with this book.

  • Create a new Outlook add-in project for Visual C#.

  • Write code to add a custom pop-up menu to the context menu for a mail item.

  • Build a Component Object Model (COM) shim project so that the add-in runs in a separate application domain.

  • Build a setup project so that you can deploy ...

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