Adding Custom Controls to the Control Toolbox

You can add a modified control (based on modifications made to the advanced properties) to the Control Toolbox. You can also add other custom controls to the Control Toolbox, such as ActiveX controls that are not part of Outlook.

You can use a variety of custom controls in Outlook forms, but there are some limitations with Outlook form pages. Form pages support most ActiveX properties and methods but do not support custom event handling. The Click event is the only event for which you can write code. To access the methods of an ActiveX control, use the Visual Basic Application (VBA) Object Browser to browse ActiveX control methods.

There are no similar limitations on adding custom controls when using form regions to customize Outlook forms; form regions support the full event model for any control.

For more information, see the following topics: