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Create a custom view to have a custom plugin in Outlook 2010/2007 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm working to load my WPF control into outlook as a plugin. The only way it allows me to do is to add a custom task pane (which works perfectly fine), which is kind of hard at the UI. To maintain Outlook consistency, I would like to add my own view in the right-view of Outlook, so if the user clicks on some item in the navigation pane, I show my view. This would allow me to show Outlook data in my custom implementation to enhance the UX.

    Can someone please let me know how to do this?

    -Fahad

     

    Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:22 PM

Answers

  • Other than hacks that place a window of your creation over the Outlook windows the only way to do what you want that I know of would be to use a folder home page and design an HTML page to display.

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    Ken Slovak
    MVP - Outlook
    http://www.slovaktech.com
    Author: Professional Programming Outlook 2007
     
     
    "Mohamed Suhaib Fahad" <=?utf-8?B?TW9oYW1lZCBTdWhhaWIgRmFoYWQ=?=> wrote in message news:64e808b7-31a4-4a60-9428-e0b6b1964af5...

    Hi,

    I'm working to load my WPF control into outlook as a plugin. The only way it allows me to do is to add a custom task pane (which works perfectly fine), which is kind of hard at the UI. To maintain Outlook consistency, I would like to add my own view in the right-view of Outlook, so if the user clicks on some item in the navigation pane, I show my view. This would allow me to show Outlook data in my custom implementation to enhance the UX.

    Can someone please let me know how to do this?

    -Fahad

     


    Ken Slovak MVP - Outlook
    • Marked as answer by Bruce Song Monday, May 30, 2011 8:31 AM
    Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:38 PM

All replies

  • Other than hacks that place a window of your creation over the Outlook windows the only way to do what you want that I know of would be to use a folder home page and design an HTML page to display.

    --
    Ken Slovak
    MVP - Outlook
    http://www.slovaktech.com
    Author: Professional Programming Outlook 2007
     
     
    "Mohamed Suhaib Fahad" <=?utf-8?B?TW9oYW1lZCBTdWhhaWIgRmFoYWQ=?=> wrote in message news:64e808b7-31a4-4a60-9428-e0b6b1964af5...

    Hi,

    I'm working to load my WPF control into outlook as a plugin. The only way it allows me to do is to add a custom task pane (which works perfectly fine), which is kind of hard at the UI. To maintain Outlook consistency, I would like to add my own view in the right-view of Outlook, so if the user clicks on some item in the navigation pane, I show my view. This would allow me to show Outlook data in my custom implementation to enhance the UX.

    Can someone please let me know how to do this?

    -Fahad

     


    Ken Slovak MVP - Outlook
    • Marked as answer by Bruce Song Monday, May 30, 2011 8:31 AM
    Thursday, May 19, 2011 2:38 PM
  • Hi Fahad,

    Have you figured out your problem yet? Does the suggestion help you? If you still show any concern on the post, just feel free to follow up.

    Best Regards,


    Bruce Song [MSFT]
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    Friday, May 27, 2011 7:37 AM