Outlook Programming Series # 2 : How to develop a COM Add-in?



Welcome to Outlook Programming series  # 2


In this series, we will learn "How to develop a COM Add-in?". I found this wonderful article, which provides an overview of how to create a COM add-in in Outlook


There are many resources and examples about how to implement an Office or Outlook COM add-in.


Outlook-Specific Information


COM Add-ins Part I: Introducing an Office 2000 Solution for the Entire (Office) Family:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Aa155767(office.10).aspx


COM Add-ins Part II: Building a COM Add-in for Outlook 2000:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Aa140126(office.10).aspx


General COM Add-in Information


Microsoft Office 2000/Visual Basic Programmer's Guide : Chapter 11: Add-ins, Templates, Wizards, and Libraries:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Aa189019(office.10).aspx


Developing COM Add-Ins for Microsoft Office 2000:
msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dno2kta/html/comaddins.asp


Creating a Microsoft Office 2000 COM Add-in:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Aa155761(office.10).aspx


Microsoft Knowledge Base Articles


Using Visual Basic             


How To Build an Office 2000 COM Add-In in Visual Basic


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238228/


 


Using C++  


Comaddin.exe Office 2000 COM Add-In Written in Visual C++


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/230689/EN-US/


 


Using Access 


Access Data Retrieval Sample Add-In Available for Download


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/254006/EN-US/


 


Using FrontPage


How to Work With COM Add-ins in FrontPage 2000


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/232680/EN-US/


Important Things to Know About Outlook


The following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles provide information about the key things that you should be aware of when you develop a COM add-in for Outlook:


You Cannot Fully Quit Outlook When You Use a COM Add-in


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/208332/EN-US/


 


All COM Add-in Run-Time Errors Must Be Trapped


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/208316/EN-US/


 


CommandBars Not Available from Application Object


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/230504/EN-US/

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