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Automating Outlook Applications (How Do I in Visual Studio Tools for Office)

This page provides links to Help for commonly performed tasks that make use of the Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 object model in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System. To see other categories of key tasks covered by Visual Studio Tools for Office Help, see How Do I in Visual Studio Tools for Office.

How to: Install Office Primary Interop Assemblies

Provides steps for installing the required Microsoft Office 2003 primary interop assemblies on end user computers.

Outlook Tasks

Provides links to examples of commonly performed tasks that make use of the Outlook 2003 object model in Visual Studio Tools for Office.

How to: Automate Objects Using Managed Code

Shows how to declare a variable, assign an object to it, and then convert or cast the object to the correct type.

Getting Started Programming Application-Level Add-ins

Describes what you need to know to get started creating Outlook 2003 applications using Visual Studio Tools for Office.

How to: Create Event Handlers in Visual Studio Tools for Office

Describes various ways to create event handlers in Visual Basic and C#.

How to: Create an E-Mail Item

Explains how to create an e-mail message and send it to a recipient.

How to: Search Within a Specific Folder

Demonstrates how to search in MAPI folders for specific content.

How to: Perform Actions When an E-Mail Message Is Received

Demonstrates how to run custom code when a new e-mail message arrives in a user's inbox.

How to: Add Custom Toolbars and Toolbar Items to Outlook

Demonstrates how to extend Outlook functionality by adding custom toolbars and toolbar items to the Outlook user interface.

How to: Add Custom Menus and Menu Items to Outlook

Explains how to add custom menus and menu items to the Outlook user interface.

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