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VSTO Outlook Addin Dialog Boxes

c#,wpf,vsto,outlook-addin,office-addins
I've been trying to figure out the correct way to pop up a dialog box in a way similar to MessageBox.Show in my VSTO addin. I read this could be achieved using WPF, but is there a better way? I've found many different examples most of which are in VBA,...

How to capture “Print Tab” click event at the backstage in Outlook 2010 ?

outlook,outlook-addin,outlook-2010,office-addins
I want to capture the click events in "TabPrint" at the backstage of outlook 2010. Followint is what I have done so far I have defined a custom UI in xml as following. I have directed every event to one method (which is OnPrintClick) <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> <customUI xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/2009/07/customui"...

MailItem user property of type olDateTime showing by default 12/30/1899 value. How can we show empty instead?

c#,vsto,outlook-addin,office-addins
I have created a user property on mailitem called "DueDate" i am setting default value null for this user property but when change the view in outlook & add the DueDate custom column on default view, it is showing "12/30/1899" value. var prop = mailItemObject.UserProperties.Add("DueDate", Outlook.OlUserPropertyType.olDateTime, null, null); prop.Value =...

change the Label of a button in ribbon word add in

vsto,ribbon,office-addins
I'm trying to create a simple Word add-in. I the Ribbon a have create a button and I want to change its label depending on the type of word document. the document is a mail merge that has two types of models: Demand and Response. I want to have button...

MailItem SaveAs() Method FIletypes

c#,vsto,outlook-addin,office-addins
When I pass olMHTML it saves it with .msg extension, but if I change the extension to .mht it works as an mht file perfectly and if I don't I have trouble opening the file with .msg extension. If I save it as olMSGUnicode, it saves with no extension but...

Deploying VSTO Addin with Windows Installer

c#,vsto,outlook-addin,office-addins
I found the documentation here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc442767.aspx But in my solution I do not have a OfficeAddInSetup project so I assume I am to add a second project with installshield to achieve this, but in the docs it references VSTO 2010 redistributable. I am using 2013. Are the directions any different...

Publishing Outlook/Excel add to the office store

ms-office,outlook-addin,publishing,excel-addins,office-addins
I have developed an outlook add-in and an excel add-in and created there respective installers. Now I want to publish these installers to the Microsoft office store(https://store.office.com/). Can anyone provide me the steps to do that?...

Office Add-in Ribbon Button Sizes and Properties Documentation

visual-studio-2013,office-addins
I'm creating a custom ribbon for an outlook addin, but the button sizes, large, medium, and small are not defined anywhere. What are the size I should use for large/medium/small images in Microsoft.Office.Tools.Ribbon.RibbonButton.Button ? Will it autoresize or is there a certain size I need to use? EDIT: Seems in...

How to close instance created by adding doc.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject

c#,.net,vsto,office-addins
I am inserting a word document into a word document by doc.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject. doc.InlineShapes.AddOLEObject(System.Type.Missing, filename, true, false, System.Type.Missing, System.Type.Missing, System.Type.Missing, range); It inserts the embedded document,but after closing the main word file, WINWORD.EXE process still running. How to solve this problem.. can anyone please help me?...

What is the difference between an MS office app and MS office add in

ms-office,outlook-addin,office365,office-addins,office-app
I was trying to find a way to publish an outlook add in to office store. But I found out that we can publish only office apps and not the add ins to the office store. Hence I wanted to know what is the difference between an office app and...

How to determine if an Office Add-in is running under Excel or Excel Online?

javascript,excel,office-addins
I'm writing an Office Add-in (formerly, Apps for Office). I'm using office.js and in some point of code I want to check if the app is running in excel (desktop software) or running on the web (Excel Online) Something like: if (Office.IsRunningOnWeb){ // Do something. } ...

Addin custom menu in Microsoft Office

ms-office,ribbon,office-addins
I want to add a custom menu (addin) inside FileMenu after "New" menu in office 2010. Previously i have the similar add-in for Office 2007 but custumUI.xml has changed for office 2010 and 2013. I tried required changes but couldn't get the Menu in Office 2010 and 2013. Office 2007...