Lync Conversation Window Extension
[This is preliminary documentation and is subject to change.]
Microsoft Lync 2013 Preview Conversation Window Extension (CWE) is an embedded browser that allows display of a contextual application with a Lync 2013 Preview conversation. CWE provides a hosting environment that supports traditional and rich Internet applications. To display a Microsoft Silverlight application in the CWE, embed the application in an HTML page. For more information, see How to: Write a Silverlight Application for the Conversation Window Extension.
CWE opens programmatically in the following scenarios.
When a registered context package opens in a conversation. For more information, see Register Contextual Conversation Packages.
Use the BeginOpenExtensibilityWindow method.
CWE can also be opened manually by selecting an application from the contact card Options menu. For more information, see Add Custom Commands to Lync Menus.
To close CWE, click the Close button on the tab at the bottom of the window, or use the CloseExtensibilityWindow method to close the window programatically. Otherwise, Conversation Window Extension closes when the conversation window closes.