Showing Panels with buttons in Outlook Mail using Addin RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi friends,
    I am trying to write an Outlook Addin to find and highlight (Colorchange+ Underline) the phone numbers in Outlook Emails. Moreover, If the user hover these highlighted phone numbers a small panel should appear there, and shows a call button. Is that possible with Outlook Addin ?
    Wednesday, October 2, 2013 2:42 PM


  • There's nothing in the object model for hovering over a field. You'd need to trap that using Win32 API hooks to see where the mouse is related to whatever position in the window has the phone numbers.

    With automatic formatting the format applies to  entire rows, so I don't think that will be something you can do with the object model either.

    You might have to rethink your architecture.

    Ken Slovak MVP - Outlook

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013 5:39 PM