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The following chapters are excerpts from Programming Applications for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, from Microsoft Press (ISBN 9780735622494, copyright Microsoft Press 2007, all rights reserved):

Programming Applications for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 is your comprehensive reference to developing add-ins for Outlook 2007.

Get the definitive guide to learning how to exploit the built-in functionality in Outlook 2007. Written by two experts on Outlook extensibility, this book delivers practical guidance and extensive code samples to help you extend, adapt, and customize information flow to the desktop.

Discover how to:

  • Programmatically create built-in item types to expose Outlook functionality in your solution.

  • Use the Items collection and Table object to access containers for Outlook items.

  • Connect to shared folders, Internet calendars, and RSS subscriptions.

  • Write event handlers and hook up event delegates for Outlook objects.

  • Implement programmatic search and organizational schemas.

  • Add controls at design time or run time to help you build rich form regions.

  • Extend the Office Fluent Ribbon with customized task panes and property pages.

  • Develop trusted add-ins that do not display security prompts.

  • Write registry keys, install required assemblies, and deploy your solution.

The companion Web site includes:

  • Code samples in Microsoft Visual Basic and Microsoft Visual C#.

  • Reusable code snippets.

  • Add-in templates and samples.

Randy Byrne is a senior program manager for Outlook extensibility at Microsoft Corporation. He is the author of Building Applications with Microsoft Outlook Version 2002 and has written several articles about the Outlook object model on MSDN.

Ryan Gregg helps develop new features for Outlook, including Sidebar gadgets, as a program manager at Microsoft. He is a contributor to MSDN and MSDN Magazine, and he blogs about Outlook programmability.

Download the sample code that accompanies the book.