Use the Page.DropCallout method to add callouts to shapes programmatically in Visio 2010

[Note: This is the fourth in a series of blog posts that highlight some of the new members of the Visio 2010 VBA object model.] In the first post in this series, I talked about the Page.DropConnected method. In the second post, I featured the Page.LayoutChangeDirection method, which is another new method on the Page…

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How to Search for a String in an Outlook Email Message and Automate a Reply that Contains the String

I’d like to demonstrate a technique that helps automating email replies – when creating a reply to a message, search for a specific string, such as a reference number or item number, from the original message; dynamically create a greeting using the search result, and then automatically insert the greeting in the reply. This technique…

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How to Log On to a Specific Profile in Outlook 2010

You can use the Outlook object model to log on to a custom MAPI profile or the default profile.  When you first start Outlook on a computer, if you would like to programmatically log on to a custom profile (that is different from the default profile), you can use the Logon method of the NameSpace…

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A Real Outlook Social Connector Provider that Uses the OSC Provider Proxy Library

I last blogged about using the Microsoft Outlook Social Connector (OSC) provider extensibility to create an OSC provider. You can explicitly implement the provider extensibility interfaces of OSC 1.1. Alternatively, you can use the OSC Provider Proxy Library that Patrick Creehan created and then updated for OSC 1.1.   The OSC Provider Proxy Library simplifies the implementation…

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