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Developing Managed Outlook Add-ins Using the Outlook PIA

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The topics in this section describe custom event handling using the Outlook Primary Interop Assembly (PIA) and list a few areas that you should be aware of to avoid common pitfalls when writing managed Outlook add-ins. For more basic information about writing managed applications for Office using PIA, see Visual Studio Tools for Office.

Connecting to Custom Event Handlers

Describes the process of defining a callback method and connecting it as a custom event handler for an Outlook object.

Best Practices in Developing Managed Outlook Add-ins

Recommends practices to avoid some common problems in developing managed Outlook add-ins.

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