Office Dev: Office 2016 for developers

Last week we announced the release of Office 2016. Next interesting stuff pops in our mind is that what’s new in Office 2016 for the developers. I want to mention few of them here: – New names for apps for Office and SharePoint – I blogged about this earlier, New name for Apps for Office…


Outlook Object Model: How to identify existing categories and updating/adding new categories in Outlook 2007 using programmatically?

With continuation of my previous–related blog post, I got this task to find out the way how to identify the existing categories and updating/adding new categories in Outlook 2007 using Outlook Object Model programmatically. I tried the following to find whether the category exists or not: Public Function CategoryExists(categoryName As String) As Boolean   Dim…

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Outlook Object Model : Creating Outlook Categories programmatically and assign colors, shortcut keys to that

In this blogpost, we will try to create the Outlook Categories programmatically using Outlook Object Model API. Also we will assign the relevant colors and shortcuts to that. Whenever we try with Outlook Object Model, it’s relatively simple. ‘[Code snippet to create Categories] Private Sub CreateCategory()   Dim objNameSpace As NameSpace Dim objCategory As Category…

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Outlook & automatic categorization with Rules

I found this interesting and useful blogpost by Justin Mahood (Outlook Program Manager), which talks about automatic categorization with rules. In this article, he talks about Color categories along with the automatic categorization with rules, which helps to optimize this process by categorizing my incoming mail.


Outlook 2007 : Color category not getting printed AS-IS

One of my customer reported that whenever he assign the color categories to his Outlook items (in Outlook 2007), he facing an unique issue. For example, if he chooses the color category – a dark color except black, whenever he took the printout it prints lighter than the other color categories; which leads him trouble…

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