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Outlook Add On

I am working on an outlook add on.
When i completed it;
It works fine in the developmenet environment but when i run the installer in an end user environment it does not even load.

Any ideas?

I would even consider contracting someone to finish it off if it will not cost me lots.

It is very furstrating and I need this to work asap.

Any feed back is highly appreciated.
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talal
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Clever_BobCommented:
Just a couple of ideas

1) The only reason that your version would work in Dev but not in your production environment is that you have some dependancy files that are not in your package - probably an Outlook integration Object. Although, if your App doesn't even load, perhaps you don't have the VB runtime (if you are you writing in VB!)

2) www.rentacoder.com/ - you'll find thousands of reasonably priced coders to complete your project right away.
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talalAuthor Commented:
Hello Clever;
Sowwi for the late response but i wanted to give some time for others to response. But unfortunately no one else replied.

I have narrowed it down to the security settings of .net 2.0 (Code Security Access)

To be quite honest i am new to all this .net 2.0 and this is a big frustration to me.

How can i do it right?

What is the proper was to make the installer that adds the security access policies?


I found the following online and i added it to my project. But i may have done something wrong or missed something:

any help?


//-----------------------------------------------------------------------
//
//  Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
//
// THIS CODE AND INFORMATION ARE PROVIDED AS IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY
// KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE
// IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A
// PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
//-----------------------------------------------------------------------

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Configuration.Install;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.IO;

namespace CustomActions
{
    [RunInstaller(true)]
    [System.Security.Permissions.PermissionSetAttribute(System.Security.Permissions.SecurityAction.Demand, Name = "FullTrust")]
    public sealed partial class SetSecurity : Installer
    {
        public SetSecurity()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        public override void Install(System.Collections.IDictionary stateSaver)
        {
            // Call the base implementation.
            base.Install(stateSaver);

            string allUsersString = this.Context.Parameters["allUsers"];
            string solutionCodeGroupName = this.Context.Parameters["solutionCodeGroupName"];
            string solutionCodeGroupDescription = this.Context.Parameters["solutionCodeGroupDescription"];
            string targetDir = this.Context.Parameters["targetDir"];
            string assemblyName = this.Context.Parameters["assemblyName"];
            string assemblyCodeGroupName = this.Context.Parameters["assemblyCodeGroupName"];
            string assemblyCodeGroupDescription = this.Context.Parameters["assemblyCodeGroupDescription"];

            // Note that a code group with solutionCodeGroupName name is created in the
            // Install method and removed in the Rollback and Uninstall methods.
            // The solutionCodeGroupName must be a unique name to ensure that the
            // correct code group is removed during Rollback and Uninstall.

            if (String.IsNullOrEmpty(solutionCodeGroupName))
                throw new InstallException("Cannot set the security policy. The specified solution code group name is not valid.");
            if (String.IsNullOrEmpty(solutionCodeGroupDescription))
                throw new InstallException("Cannot set the security policy. The specified solution code group description is not valid.");
            if (String.IsNullOrEmpty(targetDir))
                throw new InstallException("Cannot set the security policy. The specified target directory is not valid.");
            if (String.IsNullOrEmpty(assemblyName))
                throw new InstallException("Cannot set the security policy. The specified assembly name is not valid.");
            if (String.IsNullOrEmpty(assemblyCodeGroupName))
                throw new InstallException("Cannot set the security policy. The specified assembly code group name is not valid.");
            if (String.IsNullOrEmpty(assemblyCodeGroupDescription))
                throw new InstallException("Cannot set the security policy. The specified assembly code group description is not valid.");
            if (stateSaver == null)
                throw new ArgumentNullException("stateSaver");

            try
            {
                bool allUsers = String.Equals(allUsersString, "1");
                string assemblyPath = Path.Combine(targetDir, assemblyName);

                // Note that Install method may be invoked during Repair mode and the code group
                // may already exist.
                // To prevent adding of another code group, remove the code group if it exists.
                try
                {
                    // The solutionCodeGroupName must be a unique name; otherwise, the method might delete wrong code group.
                    CaspolSecurityPolicyCreator.RemoveSecurityPolicy(allUsers, solutionCodeGroupName);
                }
                catch {}

                CaspolSecurityPolicyCreator.AddSecurityPolicy(
                    allUsers,
                    solutionCodeGroupName,
                    solutionCodeGroupDescription,
                    assemblyPath,
                    assemblyCodeGroupName,
                    assemblyCodeGroupDescription);
                stateSaver.Add("allUsers", allUsers);

            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                throw new InstallException("Cannot set the security policy.", ex);
            }
        }

        public override void Rollback(System.Collections.IDictionary savedState)
        {
            // Call the base implementation.
            base.Rollback(savedState);

            // Check whether the "allUsers" property is saved.
            // If it is not set, the Install method did not set the security policy.
            if ((savedState == null) || (savedState["allUsers"] == null))
                return;

            // The solutionCodeGroupName must be a unique name; otherwise, the method might delete wrong code group.
            string solutionCodeGroupName = this.Context.Parameters["solutionCodeGroupName"];
            if (String.IsNullOrEmpty(solutionCodeGroupName))
                throw new InstallException("Cannot remove the security policy. The specified solution code group name is not valid.");

            try
            {
                bool allUsers = (bool) savedState["allUsers"];
                CaspolSecurityPolicyCreator.RemoveSecurityPolicy(allUsers, solutionCodeGroupName);
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                throw new InstallException("Cannot remove the security policy.", ex);
            }
        }


        public override void Uninstall(System.Collections.IDictionary savedState)
        {
            // Call the base implementation.
            base.Uninstall(savedState);

            // Check whether the "allUsers" property is saved.
            // If it is not set, the Install method did not set the security policy.
            if ((savedState == null) || (savedState["allUsers"] == null))
                return;

            // The solutionCodeGroupName must be a unique name; otherwise, the method might delete wrong code group.
            string solutionCodeGroupName = this.Context.Parameters["solutionCodeGroupName"];
            if (String.IsNullOrEmpty(solutionCodeGroupName))
                throw new InstallException("Cannot remove the security policy. The specified solution code group name is not valid.");

            try
            {
                bool allUsers = (bool)savedState["allUsers"];
                CaspolSecurityPolicyCreator.RemoveSecurityPolicy(allUsers, solutionCodeGroupName);
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                // Note that throwing an exception might stop the uninstall process.
                // To inform the user and stop the uninstall process, throw an exception.
                // To continue the uninstall, do not throw the exception.
                throw new InstallException("Cannot remove the security policy.", ex);
            }
        }
    }
}
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talalAuthor Commented:
Ok i will try to make the question more specific.
Could someone help (step by step or VSTO complete sample) on how to install an OUTLOOK Addon and grant trust? (Even manually).

If you can have a simple HELLO WORLD sample and create an installer that would handle this that would be good enough

I am willing to give more points if i could because this has taken longer than i can wait.

Thanks again.
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talalAuthor Commented:
I have fixed it!.
It was exactly what i suspected. The Security Access policy for .net 2.0

I got a book, learned more about it and tried few stuff and voily!.

I am glad that this is fixed. It was bothering me so much.

Clever_Bob: Thanks for your response. But i was hoping someone would point me to specifics.

I wonder if i can get the points back
:(
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GranModCommented:
PAQed with points refunded (500)

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