Office Developer: Difference between Office Web addin vs COM/VSTO addin

COM or VSTO add-ins are earlier Office integration solutions that run only on Office for Windows. The major difference what you see is that COM addins will be running in the user device or in the Office Client. The new Office Add-ins don’t involve code that runs on the user’s device or in the Office…


Scripting: Send email using Powershell and System.Net.Mail API

You can send email using System.Net.Mail API & PowerShell scripting. It’s easy, faster!! Lets try… Why Powershell? PowerShell is the automation platform and scripting language for Windows and Windows Server that allows you to simplify the management of your systems. Unlike other text-based shells, PowerShell harnesses the power of the .NET Framework, providing rich objects…

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Develop, debug code in Visual Studio 2017

With Visual Studio 2017, you can open code from nearly any type of directory-based project into Visual Studio without the need for a solution or project file. This means you can, for example, find a code project on Git, clone it, and then open it directly into Visual Studio and begin developing without having to…

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Video: Every Girl Can Code with Microsoft Small Basic

Leveraging Microsoft Small Basic to teach future generations of women. Here is a video which tells how Microsoft Small Basic helps them to achieve more So please leverage Microsoft Small Basic to teach future generations of women, young girls. They can learn via Visual Programming, create programs, Games and improve their knowledge. Learn the programming…

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Free Development Tool: “Visual Studio Code” runs on OSX, Linux, Windows OS

Visual Studio Code provides developers with a new choice of developer tool that combines the simplicity and streamlined experience of a code editor with the best of what developers need for their core code-edit-debug cycle. Visual Studio Code is the first code editor, and first cross-platform development tool – supporting OSX, Linux, and Windows -…

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Custom CDO app throws error CDO_E_FAILED_TO_CONNECT

Recently I was working with a customer (at his Windows XP) where his CDO app (CDOSEND.vbs – given below) is failing to send email and throws the error “CDO_E_FAILED_TO_CONNECT” (you can refer the below given Output also). We tried setting CONFIG parameters like user name, SLL, password – but it doesn’t help. Code Snippet: Option…


Developers Must: Download MSDN Samples library browser

Developers love code samples, but they have been sitting in front of desktop for too long. A Sample Browser app can give them some time to sit relaxingly in a sofa and continue to learn the beloved code samples. The Sample Browser gives developers a new experience to search, download, learn, and share thousands of…

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Office Developer: How to programmatically restrict or filter “To” property using Outlook Object Model?

In this post, we will see how to programmatically filter/restrict items “To” property. Let we take this scenario. In Outlook, we notice it contains 6 items “To” property containing “Deva G”:   Note:In specifying a filter in a Jet or DASL query, if you use a pair of single quotes to delimit a string that is…

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Download: 101 samples for Exchange Server 2013

Now you can download the 101 Exchange Web Service samples to download them all, or select the samples that you want and download them individually. This pack includes 101 code samples that show you how to develop Exchange 2013 solutions. The code samples in the Exchange 2013: 101 code samples package show you how to…

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Outlook 2010 Developer Series: Developing a Real Outlook Social Connector Provider

The Outlook Social Connector is a set of new features to help keep track of your friends and colleagues while enabling you to grow your professional network. The Outlook Social Connector is available now as part of the Microsoft Office 2010. The Outlook Social Connector (OSC) brings social views of your colleagues and friends right…


Migration Issues : Identify potential earlier office version migration issues to Office 2010

Have you started using Office 2010 or planning for Office 2010 migration? Then this article is for you… you need to analyze certain things – starting analyzing the environment for installed add-ins and identify potential migration issues as you migrate earlier versions of Office to Office 2010. Learn how the Compatibility Inspector tools can perform…