Onconnection event is not fired in Outlook

Posted on 2006-11-06
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Am using Com addins for office 2003.
Whenever I opened any of office applications(Word,Excel...) other than outlook,
after then when i open Outlook, Onconnection event is not getting fired(Comaddins not getting invoked)
Viceversa when i open outlook first then it invokes comaddin successfully.
Can anyone suggest solution for this????????
Question by:encryptedheart
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Expert Comment

ID: 17881533
Greetings, encryptedheart !

Make sure you have all the latest updates from Outlook 2003. It is up to service pack 2 and hotfixes.

If you have not already done so, uninstall Onconnection addin. Restart Outlook. Make sure in Comm Addin that it is uninstalled. Then reinstall the Onconnection addin.

Best wishes!

Author Comment

ID: 17882070
Service Pack2 already been installed.
Same code works fine for all other office applications(Word,Excel,Frontpage) except Outlook.
When i tried to open Excel/Word, it invokes Outlook in the process. I think this might be the prob.
So as i told u before when i open outlook first, it invokes all events of the IDextensibility2 interface,
but when i open any other office applications first then i open outlook no event fired.
as in the background process outlook invoking when word or excel is invoking.
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Expert Comment

ID: 17882139
In Outlook, go to Tools > Options > Mail Format. Uncheck MS Word as editor. Close Outlook. Now test again.
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Author Comment

ID: 17882151
that option has been unchecked & disabled .

Author Comment

ID: 17882181
as per my understanding if the option MS Word as editor is checked then whenever we open outlook it'll invoke MSword. But things happening here is in reverse way... Like whenever i open Word or excel or frontpage it invokes outlook in the silent process. this point i dint understand.
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Expert Comment

ID: 17882236
Check the addins to see what is opening Outlook when Word is open.  In Outlook, go to Tools > Options > Other > Advanced Options > Addin Manager or Comm Addins.  Disable any addins that has to do with Word or Excel.

Author Comment

ID: 17882285
In the addin manager i have seen
Delegate access
Deleted Item Recovery
Exchange Extensions command
Exchange Extensions property pages

In the Com addins
My Comaddin named "OfficeConnect.dll" DLL has been added no other things found there........
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Accepted Solution

war1 earned 250 total points
ID: 17882438
If you uncheck OfficeConnect.dll Comm Addin, do you have the same problem?

Author Comment

ID: 17882757
Hi thanks,
I sorted out the prob.
Thanks for ur help.


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