Customize the context ribbon of Outlook 2013 inline response RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have created a custom Add-In for 2007/2010 and 2013. The addin - custom control appears well and neatly each time a new window is opened up / popuped. We can see the ribbon in the "Message Tab".

    However when we do an inline response in office 2013. (I want to show the same group in the arrow pointed). How do I achieve that with the designer & VSTO only.

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 1:16 PM


  • You need to use the TabComposeTools idMso value for the tabSet attribute and the TabMessage value for the IdMso property of the tab attribute. For example, you can use the following markup:

    <customUI onLoad="Ribbon_Load" xmlns="">
            <tabSet idMso="TabComposeTools">
                <tab idMso="TabMessage">
                // your controls go there
    The Ribbon designer doesn't support this.

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 1:32 PM