Programming Applications for Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2007
Randy Byrne; Ryan Gregg
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Welcome to the companion content page for Programming Applications for Microsoft
Office Outlook 2007.This page has content and links related to this book. For
additional information, see the book's Introduction.
VB and C# Code Samples and Snippets
Download the Code Samples and
Snippets (587 KB).
You’ll need the following hardware and software to build and run the code
samples for this book:
Installing the Code Samples
- Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
- Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the 2007 Office System (optional)
- 500 megahertz (MHz) processor or higher
- 256 megabyte (MB) of RAM or higher
- 1.5 gigabyte (GB) for Outlook 2007; a portion of this disk space will be
freed after installation if the original download package is removed from
the hard drive. Sample code that accompanies this book requires 5 MB.
- CD-ROM or DVD drive
- 1024 × 768 or higher resolution monitor
- Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 2, Windows Server 2003 with
SP1, Windows Vista, or later operating system
- Connectivity to Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 or later is required for
certain advanced functionality in Outlook 2007. Instant Search requires Microsoft
Windows Desktop Search 3.0 or later. Dynamic Calendars require server connectivity.
Connectivity to Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1 or later running Microsoft
Windows SharePoint Services is required for certain advanced collaboration
functionality. Connectivity to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is
required for certain advanced functionality. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
or later, 32-bit browser only. Internet functionality requires Internet access
(fees might apply).
To install this download:
1. Download the file by clicking the Download link (above) and saving the
file to your hard disk.
2. Double-click the SampleCode_978-0-7356-2249-4.msi file on your hard
disk to start the setup program.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
4. The sample code installation package will install SampleCodeCS and SampleCodeVB
to the My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Projects folder.
After you download the code samples file to your computer, run the installer and
follow the instructions that appear.
Uninstalling the Code Samples
To remove this download:
1. On the Start menu, point to Settings and then click Control
2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
3. In the list of currently installed programs, select Sample Code for Programming
Applications for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.
4. Click Remove, and then click Yes to confirm that you want to
remove the program.
To remove the download file itself:
Delete the file SampleCode_978-0-7356-2249-4.msi from your hard disk.
VB and C# Sample Add-ins and Templates
The following sample add-ins and templates are discussed in this book. The samples
and the Outlook Add-in Templates are available for download on MSDN.
Outlook 2007 Sample Add-ins: Rules, Travel Agency, and Prepare for Meeting
Outlook 2007 Sample: Ribbon Extensibility Add-In
Outlook 2007 Sample: Visual Studio 2005 Templates
Links to Web content
The following Web content is discussed in this book and provides important information
for Outlook development.
2007 Office System Document: Lists of Control IDs
2007 Office System Document: UI Style Guide for Solutions and Add-Ins
2007 Office System: XML Schema Reference
Create Office (2007) Custom Task Panes
Customize the Office (2007) Ribbon User Interface for Developers(Part 1)
Customize the Office (2007) Ribbon User Interface for Developers(Part 2)
Customize the Office (2007) Ribbon User Interface for Developers(Part 3)
Developer Overview of the User Interface for the 2007 Microsoft Office System
Isolating Microsoft Office Extensions with the COM Shim Wizard Version 2.0
Outlook Developer Portal
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the book and the companion
As corrections or changes are collected, they will be added to a Microsoft Knowledge
Base article. You can find Knowledge Base articles and other support options at
the following location: Microsoft
Press Book and CD Support Web Site.
Last Updated: Tuesday, February