Programming Applications For Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

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Get the definitive guide to learning how to exploit the built-in functionality in Outlook 2007. Written by two experts on Outlook extensibility, this book delivers practical guidance and extensive code samples to help you extend, adapt, and customize information flow to the desktop.


Discover how to:

Programmatically create built-in item types to expose Outlook functionality in your solution Use the Items ...

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Overview

Get the definitive guide to learning how to exploit the built-in functionality in Outlook 2007. Written by two experts on Outlook extensibility, this book delivers practical guidance and extensive code samples to help you extend, adapt, and customize information flow to the desktop.


Discover how to:

Programmatically create built-in item types to expose Outlook functionality in your solution Use the Items collection and Table object to access containers for Outlook items Connect to shared folders, Internet calendars, and RSS subscriptions Write event handlers and hook up event delegates for Outlook objects Implement programmatic search and organizational schemas Add controls at design-time or runtime to help you build rich form regions Extend the Office Fluent Ribbon with customized task panes and property pages Develop trusted add-ins that do not display security prompts Write registry keys, install required assemblies, and deploy your solution
Companion Web site includes:
Code samples in Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C#
Reusable code snippets Add-in templates and samples

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735622494
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 3/7/2007
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Randy Byrne is a senior program manager for Outlook extensibility at Microsoft Corporation. He is the author of Building Applications with Microsoft Outlook Version 2002, and has written several articles about the Outlook object model on MSDN.

Ryan Gregg helps develop new features for Outlook, including Sidebar gadgets, as a program manager at Microsoft. He is a contributor to MSDN and MSDN magazine, and blogs about Outlook programmability.

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Table of Contents

Foreword;
Acknowledgments;
Chapter : Introduction;
Why We Wrote This Book;
Who This Book Is For;
How This Book Is Organized;
Sample Code on the Web;
Building the Sample Add-Ins;
System Requirements;
Support for This Book;
Part I: Introducing Microsoft Office Outlook 2007;
Chapter 1: What’s New in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007;
Form Regions;
Security;
Table Object;
Improved Search;
Enhanced Events;
AddressEntry Enhancements;
Sharing Objects;
Rules Objects;
PropertyAccessor Object;
Developer Reference;
Summary;
Chapter 2: Outlook as a Platform;
Why Integrate with Outlook?;
Different Types of Outlook Integration;
Integration Guidelines;
APIs;
Development Tools;
Add-In Model;
Summary;
Part II: Quick Guide to Building Solutions;
Chapter 3: Writing Your First Outlook Add-in Using Visual Basic .NET;
Introducing the Instant Search Add-In;
Install the Outlook Add-in Templates;
Creating the Instant Search Add-In;
Writing Code;
Creating a Shim Project;
Creating a Setup Project;
Testing the Instant Search Add-in Solution;
Debug Mode;
Summary;
Chapter 4: Writing Your First Outlook Add-in Using C#;
Introducing the Instant Search Add-In;
Install the Outlook Add-in Templates;
Creating the Instant Search Add-In;
Writing Code;
Creating a Shim Project;
Creating a Setup Project;
Testing the Instant Search Add-in Solution;
Debug Mode;
Summary;
Part III: Working with Outlook Data;
Chapter 5: Built-in Item Types;
Introduction to Built-in and Custom Item Types;
MailItem, PostItem, and SharingItem Objects;
PostItem Object;
AppointmentItem Object;
MeetingItem Object;
ContactItem Object;
TaskItem Object;
TaskRequestItem Object;
Other Item Types;
Summary;
Chapter 6: Accessing Outlook Data;
An Overview of Outlook Data Storage;
Accounts Collection and Account Object;
Stores Collection and Store Object;
Folders Collection and Folder Objects;
Folder Permissions;
Accessing Items in a Folder;
Summary;
Chapter 7: Address Books and Recipients;
An Overview of Outlook Address Books;
The Recipients Collection and Recipient Objects;
The AddressLists Collection and AddressList Objects;
The AddressEntries Collection and AddressEntry Object;
The ExchangeUser Object;
The ExchangeDistributionList Object;
The SelectNamesDialog Object;
Summary;
Chapter 8: Responding to Events;
Writing Event Handlers in Managed Code;
Outlook 2007 Events;
Summary;
Chapter 9: Sharing Information with Other Users;
Outlook and Shared Data;
Sharing in iCalendar Format;
Subscribing to Shared Folders;
Using the SharingItem Object;
Summary;
Chapter 10: Organizing Outlook Data;
How Outlook 2007 Helps to Organize Information;
The Categories Collection and Category Objects;
Task Flagging;
The Rules Collection and Rule Objects;
Search Folders;
Outlook Views;
Customizing Your View;
Summary;
Chapter 11: Searching Outlook Data;
Overview of Searching Data;
Outlook Query Languages;
Date-Time Comparisons;
Integer Comparisons;
Invalid Properties;
Comparison and Logical Operators;
Search Entry Points;
Search Considerations;
Summary;
Part IV: Providing a User Interface for Your Solution;
Chapter 12: Introducing the Outlook User Interface;
Decoding the User Interface;
The Explorer Window (The Explorer Object);
Programming the Explorer Object;
The Inspector Window (The Inspector Object);
Programming the Inspectors Collection and Inspector Object;
Working with the Navigation Pane;
Folder Views;
The Reading Pane;
The To-Do Bar;
Command Bars;
Context Menus;
Folder Home Pages;
Summary;
Chapter 13: Creating Form Regions;
Introduction to Form Regions;
Becoming Familiar with Form Region Design;
Form Region End to End;
Summary;
Chapter 14: Form Region Controls;
Standard Controls;
Outlook-Specific Controls;
Using Form Region Controls;
Summary;
Chapter 15: Extending the Ribbon;
Introducing Ribbon Extensibility;
Outlook RibbonX Sample Add-In;
Modifying Your Code to Use RibbonX;
Summary;
Chapter 16: Completing Your User Interface;
Custom Task Panes;
Custom Property Pages;
Summary;
Part V: Advanced Topics;
Chapter 17: Using the PropertyAccessor Object;
Scenarios for PropertyAccessor;
Objects That Implement PropertyAccessor;
PropertyAccessor Namespaces;
The PropertyAccessor Object;
Detecting and Reporting Error Conditions;
Property Size Limitations;
Summary;
Chapter 18: Add-in Setup and Deployment;
Creating a Setup Project;
Writing Required Keys to the Windows Registry;
Required Installation Components;
Deploying to Users Who Are Not Administrators;
Summary;
Chapter 19: Trust and Security;
Code Security for Outlook 2007;
Trusting Managed Code;
Trust Center;
Administrative Options;
Summary;
Appendix : About the Authors;
Randy Byrne;
Ryan Gregg;
Appendix : More Great Developer Resources;
Developer Step by Step;
Developer Reference;
Advanced Topics;
Appendix : Additional Resources for Developers;
Visual Basic 2005;
Visual C# 2005;
Web Development;
Data Access;
SQL Server 2005;
Other Visual Studio 2005 Topics;
Other Developer Topics;

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