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Visual Studio Tools for Office 2007: VSTO for Excel, Word, and Outlook by Eric Lippert, Eric Carter

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16. Working with Outlook Form Regions

Introduction to Form Regions

In Outlook 2007, developers have the ability to extend the Outlook UI by creating a special kind of Outlook extension called an Outlook form region. Form regions are used primarily to customize Inspector windows, which we introduced in Chapter 10, “Working with Outlook Events.” Inspector windows are the Outlook windows that appear when you double-click an Outlook item—a mail item in your inbox or a task in a task list, for example. With form regions you can do things like add pages to the Inspector window, replace all the existing pages in an Inspector window with your own page, or dock some custom UI onto an existing page. You can also use a certain type of Outlook form region ...

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