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I'd like to extend Outlook by adding items to the right-click context menu that appears when you right-click on a particular e-mail message.

I have looked through the Outlook object model, but I can't see if this is possible, or if so, how to do it.

Any suggestions or leads - preferably code snippets?
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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Not with Outlook object.
If you could cattch popup menu event, it could be possible with API but i doubt.
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by:Roshan_Dawrani
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Hi,
Since it's a very old question posted on this site and I have registered only today, I am not sure whether you could find a way to add your menu items to the Outlook's right-click context menu. I have done that recently and can let you know how to do it. Let me know if you are interested.
Regards,
Roshan
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by:bruintje
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Roshan_Dawrani,

i'm interested and willing to give you points for it, just post it here

thanks
:O)Bruintje
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by:Roshan_Dawrani
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Not today. I am in office right now and the code is on my PC at home. Will post it certainly tomorrow. The project has a number of files in it. Is there any facility to attach a zip with the answer message on this site? Any idea? Do you mind telling me? :-)

Will post it soon.

Regards,
Roshan
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by:bruintje
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thanks a lot, there's no facility to post attachments :(

but we could always lay out the basic plan here and post th snippets, i will do that if you can't find the time :)

but i've looked around for this a few times and couldn't find it anywhere so that's why i think it would be fun to have it here on the site

you can always send it through private mail (that's not the regular way here i know ) and i'll post it on my snippet collector on the web, that's a paid site thus as long as i'm alive it will be up :)

:O)Bruintje
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by:Roshan_Dawrani
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..smile..I'll post it tomorrow for sure..not to worry..I have it and it works...
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by:davidmwilliams
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No, I haven't found a way - please do post your solution here!  Thanks!
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by:simeon_ott
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Roshan_Dawrani,

have you found the source for context menus in outlook? i'm very interested in it!
thx simeon
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by:Raymondub
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Roshan_Dawrani,
I'm interested too ! I'd like to edit the actual context menu in outlook.

Thanks in advance !

Raymond
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by:iamdj
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Hi

I am very interested in that code!
Can anyone post it or does anyone have that code i would really appreciate it if you could send me a code snippet!

/Thanks!

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by:mungerilal
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Hi there,

   Has any one got the solution to this problem. Hi Roshan ... You had replied in this earlier document that you have a solution to this problem. Can i add my own options in the context menu of outlook which appears after i right click on the outlooks explorer. If yes please let me know the solution or atlest paste the code in this forum. I would be very thankful to u.
   Right now i am trying this stuff using the ECE - the Exchange Client Extension but not been able to track the popup menu. I was successful in capturing the right click event but not further. I need the handle to this popup menu... Please help me out..

  If any one has the answer to this please post it here or mail it to

amit@cygsoft.com

thanx

// amit




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by:davidmwilliams
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Hi Roshan,

Do you have a solution?  You never posted it!  I will happily award points :)
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by:davidmwilliams
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Hi Roshan,

Do you have a solution?  You never posted it!  I will happily award points :)
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