Outlook 2010 MAPI Reference has been updated!

The Outlook 2010 MAPI Reference has recently been updated on MSDN. The Nickname Cache topic is now in sync with my earlier blog post Programmatically Accessing the Nickname Cache in Outlook 2010. What’s New in This Edition lists the following updates: Using Microsoft Outlook 2010 and 64-bit MAPI requires more than the traditional 32-bit API for…

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Attaching a File or an Outlook Item to an Outlook Message

Attaching a file to a Microsoft Outlook mail item is one of the most popular customer actions in Outlook.   Naturally, many power users also ask how to do this programmatically. The Outlook object model provides the Attachment object, Attachments.Add method, and an Attachments property for each of the Outlook item objects (for example, mail, appointment, contact, meeting,…

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Programmatically Accessing the Nickname Cache in Outlook 2010

I recently chatted with our MAPI expert Stephen Griffin and would like to share what I learned about the Outlook nickname cache. The nickname cache is the list of recipient names that is displayed when you insert names in the To, Cc, or Bcc field in an Outlook email or meeting request. The nickname cache…

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New Developer Roadmaps for Outlook, Visio, and Excel

Are you interested in learning to develop solutions for Outlook? The Outlook Developer Roadmap puts the the building blocks in clearer perspective. The Outlook Developer Roadmap is the latest in a series of Office developer roadmaps to help developers learn about available APIs and technologies supported by an Office application. Use the Outlook Developer Roadmap to…

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How Do I Extend Outlook to Do…

Frequently we come across the question “How do I extend Outlook to do <a task>”. Depending on how extensive the task is, you might look for your answer in one or more of the following ways: Use a search engine to see if someone has posted a solution to a similar question on the Internet….

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New Releases of the Outlook 2010 Auxiliary Reference and Outlook 2010 MAPI Reference

This week our group published the Outlook 2010 Auxiliary Reference, and updated the Outlook 2010 MAPI Reference! The two references have been reorganized such that all content pertaining to MAPI for Outlook is now centralized in the Outlook 2010 MAPI Reference. The Outlook 2010 Auxiliary Reference contains documentation and samples for APIs that allow developers…

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Developing Outlook 2010 Solutions for 32-bit and 64-bit Systems

This post captures and summarizes information about developing an Outlook solution for customers who run 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Outlook 2010. Since developing Outlook solutions is a very broad subject, the article gathers information from various sources, and points to some of these locations for further details. Bitness Compatibility Between Windows and Office 2010 Let’s first…

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Outlook 2010 MAPI Reference Refreshed on MSDN

The Microsoft Outlook 2010 MAPI Reference has been updated on MSDN! The updated documentation is also available as a download. This release includes documentation for the binary stream structure for the PidLidPropertyDefinitionStream property. This property specifies definitions of all custom fields and data-binding settings for built-in fields of an Outlook item. There is now a code sample in…

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New features in Outlook 2010!

On July 13, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Office 2010 reached the Technical Preview engineering milestone. Even though the Office 2010 Technical Preview bits and most of the documentation are available to only participants of the Technical Preview program, we’re excited to be able to start blogging about new features and documentation. The Outlook 2010 MAPI Reference (Technical Preview) is…

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Download for the Outlook 2007 MAPI Reference is now available!

You can now download the Outlook 2007 MAPI Reference from the Microsoft Download Center at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4b1b8b22-3c74-4479-bd0d-7b0ee29e8d59&displaylang=en! Since my last blog post in January, it seems like the major search engines have made some progress on their crawling. When you search for some commonly used MAPI names today, like PidTagBody and IABContainer::IMAPIContainer, the more popular search engines return them on the first…

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