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Urgent Query: Selected items in mail add-in for Outlook RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Good day!!!

    I need some advice whether mail add-in for Outlook supports selected items like in Outlook Object Model (Explorer.Selection)? The Mail Add-in documentation does not mention about this. If mail add-in does not support selected items, is there a workaround to get the currently selected items?

    Thanks in advance

    Surjya.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 5:07 PM

Answers

  • Hello Surjya,

    No, there is no way to get the selected items. You can use EWS for accessing other items in the folder, but not selected in the Outlook UI. See EWS Managed API, EWS, and web services in Exchange for more information.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 5:13 PM
  • Hi Surijya,

    Based on my understanding, the mail add-in is used to interact with the current item. For example, when the user selects the add-in, Outlook starts the webpage and  makes it available to the user contextually for the item that the user is currently viewing, creating, or replying to.

    It is expected that the mail add-in doesn't support to get the select items based on the design purpose for it. You can get more detail about mail add-in from link below:

    Mail add-ins for Outlook

    In addition, if you still request the mail add-in support this feature, you can try to submit the feedback from link below:
    Customer Feedback for the Office Developer Platform

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    • Marked as answer by Surjya Sahoo Thursday, November 5, 2015 6:54 AM
    Thursday, November 5, 2015 2:43 AM
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All replies

  • Hello Surjya,

    No, there is no way to get the selected items. You can use EWS for accessing other items in the folder, but not selected in the Outlook UI. See EWS Managed API, EWS, and web services in Exchange for more information.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 5:13 PM
  • Hello Eugene,

    Really appreciate your quick response.

    Could you tell me if Microsoft is working on supporting the selected items from mail add-in object model?

    • Marked as answer by Surjya Sahoo Thursday, November 5, 2015 6:54 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Surjya Sahoo Thursday, November 5, 2015 6:54 AM
    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 5:23 PM
  • Hi Surijya,

    Based on my understanding, the mail add-in is used to interact with the current item. For example, when the user selects the add-in, Outlook starts the webpage and  makes it available to the user contextually for the item that the user is currently viewing, creating, or replying to.

    It is expected that the mail add-in doesn't support to get the select items based on the design purpose for it. You can get more detail about mail add-in from link below:

    Mail add-ins for Outlook

    In addition, if you still request the mail add-in support this feature, you can try to submit the feedback from link below:
    Customer Feedback for the Office Developer Platform

    Regards & Fei


    We are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.
    Click HERE to participate the survey.

    • Marked as answer by Surjya Sahoo Thursday, November 5, 2015 6:54 AM
    Thursday, November 5, 2015 2:43 AM
    Moderator