Customize an Outlook 2010 contact view through code RRS feed

  • Question

  • Through the “advanced view settings” in Outlook 2010, it is possible to group a list of contacts by company. I want something a bit more advanced than that. In addition to just group by company I want a nice little header with information about the company, such as address, web page, headquarter phone number etc.

    Is something like this possible to achieve by using Macros/VBA or VSTO? If so, Can I somehow build on the existing “contact list template”, or do I have to make this from scratch? I would appreciate if someone can point me in the right direction. Thanks.

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 7:10 PM


  • You'd need to build an add-in using VSTO or Add-in Express.  Both supporting creating a Task Pane that you can dock above the message list, although Add-in Express has way more flexibility in this area.  FYI, what you want to do has nothing to do with View functionality or custom forms/templates.

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    • Marked as answer by olavX Tuesday, February 26, 2013 11:45 PM
    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 9:03 PM