Why using Custom Outlook forms and HTTP scenarios not recommended?

In Outlook, custom Outlook forms are not supported for use with HTTP-based mail services (such as Microsoft Hotmail). Outlook does not prevent you from using custom form features if you are using an HTTP-based mail service. However, some features do not work correctly. The features do not work correctly because HTTP-based mail messages are stored…


Outlook Custom form : Creating a message class when customizing form pages

In the Publish Form As dialog box, when you type a name in the Display name field, you will notice that the Form name field reflects the display name by default. You can leave the form name to be the same as the display name or you can change the form name. The display name…


Custom forms deployment : Where we can publish Outlook Custom forms?

In Outlook, custom forms are typically published to a forms library so that only one copy of a form is stored on your computer. Individual items contain a Message Class field that indicates which form to use to display the data that is contained in the item. When you publish custom forms to a forms…

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Behavior changes in Outlook : MAPI & Custom properties

Per the knowledgebase the implementation of MAPI in Outlook has been changed to control how custom properties can be created. To guarantee consistent use of custom properties, custom properties must already be used in the organization or on the Outlook client. As soon as custom properties are being used or are registered, the custom properties…

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Outlook Programming: Custom forms & disabling the macro warning?

This issue happens if the form is not located in a trusted location, such as the Organizational Forms Library on an Exchange Server-based computer. Outlook displays the macro warning message to protect you from potentially malicious programming code, commonly called macro viruses. You cannot directly prevent the warning message from appearing; you must publish the…


Known Issues : To be considered during creating Outlook related applications

Development : Outlook Object Model & Outlook 2007 There are couple of known issues that may occur when you use the Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 object model. Please find the below given article, which talks about this. Known issues that may occur when you use the Outlook 2007 object model http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;929593 Development : Form regions…


Outlook Programming Series # 8 : How to update existing items in an Outlook folder to use a new custom form?

Welcome to Outlook Programming series  # 8 In this series, we will learn “How to update existing items in an Outlook folder to use a new custom form?”. I found this MSDN article which describes programatically how to update existing items in an Outlook folder to use a new custom form?  This article describes how to update items…


Outlook Custom form Issue: Listbox control unexpectedly adds new value

When using a custom form containing a ListBox control, Outlook unexpectedly adds a new possible value to the control. Do you know….this behavior is due to the storage limitation of Keywords fields. If the control is bound to a field of type Keywords and you select a number of possible values in the control, the…

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Outlook Custom form Issue: Receive "Operation failed" error message

When you send an item that is based on a custom form, the form is not sent and you receive the following error message: “Operation Failed”  This issue will happen if, a Recipient field on the custom form is configured with an initial value and with the Calculate this formula automatically option for that value. Please…


Outlook Programming Series # 3 : Click Event Behavior for Standard Controls

Welcome to Outlook Programming series  # 3 In this series, we will learn “How to get Click Event Behavior for Standard Controls?”. I found this wonderful article, which describes how the standard controls that are included with Microsoft Office and Outlook respond to the Click event using Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) on a custom Outlook form. The…

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