Customizing the contact hover card


  • Hi!

    Is there a was to customize the contact hover card in outlook 2010. I'm writing a VOIP Application an i want to add a "call - button" to the hover card or use the existing one. A way to publish the users presence state (availiable/away...) would be nice too.

    Tuesday, June 15, 2010 6:38 AM


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  • Outlook uses the installed TAPI devices to do calling (the telephony features exposed by default, not the advanced unified messaging features).  There's at least one open-source project that implements TAPI as a SIP client, and the Windows SDK has a TAPI implementation example.
    Tuesday, June 15, 2010 12:37 PM
  • Hello,

    As far as I know, through Outlook object model, there is no a way to customize contact card. However, we could use Group Policy or the Office Customization Tool to customize Contact Card. For more information, please see this KB article: Here is a resource which might interest you.

    Extending the User Interface in Outlook 2010:

    Office Customization Tool in Office 2010:

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    Best regards,


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    • Marked as answer by Bessie Zhao Monday, June 21, 2010 7:29 AM
    Friday, June 18, 2010 9:24 AM