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Can i show the Mail App for new mailitem? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am new to Office 2013 Mail Apps. I read the tech documents in MSDN and working on some samples.My App is working fine for existing mail items.It is activated contextually with respect to the currently selected item.

    As per my requirement i have to show the Mail App for new Mail Items also.

    Here is my question  ..

    Can I activate the Mail App for new mail item (When user clicks on New Mail item, In new mail window can i activate the Mail App)

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,

    Kiran

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:28 AM

Answers

  • Hi All,

    Displaying Mail Apps in compose mode support is available from Office 2013 SP1 using  new office manifest schema version 1.1. Now we can create the mail apps for compose mode also.

    Please check the following MSDN reference.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn482459%28v=office.15%29.aspx

    Regards,

    Kiran

    • Marked as answer by kk.parupalli Thursday, June 26, 2014 11:52 AM
    Thursday, June 26, 2014 11:52 AM
  • Support for displaying Mail Apps in compose mode is not currently in the framework.  Only existing emails and appointments/meeting requests are supported.

    Eric Legault (MVP: Outlook; About me)
    Outlook Appins: Store social media fields in your Outlook Contacts!
    Co-author, Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Step-By-Step

    • Marked as answer by kk.parupalli Wednesday, February 12, 2014 9:09 AM
    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 4:12 PM

All replies

  • Support for displaying Mail Apps in compose mode is not currently in the framework.  Only existing emails and appointments/meeting requests are supported.

    Eric Legault (MVP: Outlook; About me)
    Outlook Appins: Store social media fields in your Outlook Contacts!
    Co-author, Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Step-By-Step

    • Marked as answer by kk.parupalli Wednesday, February 12, 2014 9:09 AM
    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 4:12 PM
  • Hi All,

    Displaying Mail Apps in compose mode support is available from Office 2013 SP1 using  new office manifest schema version 1.1. Now we can create the mail apps for compose mode also.

    Please check the following MSDN reference.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn482459%28v=office.15%29.aspx

    Regards,

    Kiran

    • Marked as answer by kk.parupalli Thursday, June 26, 2014 11:52 AM
    Thursday, June 26, 2014 11:52 AM
  • Hi kk,

    Kiran is correct. You can now create mail apps to be activated when the user creates a new email in Outlook. If this is the only condition you need for activation, the activation rule in the app manifest would be like this:

    <Rule xsi:type="ItemIs" ItemType="Message" FormType="Edit"/>

    Please take a look at Create mail apps for compose forms in Outlook for more information about creating such compose apps.

    Angelgolfer

    Senior Content Developer

    Friday, June 27, 2014 5:08 AM
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