Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
?
Solved

C# Outlook 2007 Add-In - Custom Menu Item

Posted on 2008-10-16
4
Medium Priority
?
3,386 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
I am having difficulty attaching my custom menu to the appropriate window.  Using a host of samples and explanations from Google results I managed to put together what is below.   When an inspector (MailItem) event occurs my menu is added but it is added to the main menu instead of the inspector window.  The excerpt below contains my NewInspector event which triggers my AddMenu routine.  My goal is to attach the custom menu to the inspector (mailitem) window.
        private Office.CommandBar menuCommandBar;
        private Office.CommandBarButton menuCommandBarButton;
        private Outlook.Inspectors Inspector;        
        
        private void Inspectors_NewInspector(Outlook.Inspector Inspector)
        {
            if (Inspector.CurrentItem is Outlook.MailItem)
            {
                    AddMenu();
            }
        }
        
        private void AddMenu()
        {
            try
            {
                menuCommandBar = Application.ActiveExplorer().CommandBars.Add(menuTag, Office.MsoBarPosition.msoBarTop, false, true);
              
                if (menuCommandBar != null)
                {
                    menuCommandBar.Visible = true;
                }
 
                menuCommandBarButton = ((Office.CommandBarButton)(menuCommandBar.Controls.Add(Office.MsoControlType.msoControlButton, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, true)));
                menuCommandBarButton.Caption = menuTitle;
                menuCommandBarButton.Style = Office.MsoButtonStyle.msoButtonCaption;
                menuCommandBarButton.Visible = true;
                menuCommandBarButton.Click += new Office._CommandBarButtonEvents_ClickEventHandler(buttonCustomAddIn_Click);
 
            }
            catch (System.Exception ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("Error: " + ex.Message.ToString(), "Error", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Exclamation);
            }
        }

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:CyberUnDead
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
Mihai Stancescu earned 1200 total points
ID: 22738118
Try this:

Hope this helps!

Regards,
Mishu
private void Inspectors_NewInspector(Outlook.Inspector Inspector)
        {
            if (Inspector.CurrentItem is Outlook.MailItem)
            {
                    AddMenu(Inspector);
            }
        }
 
private void AddMenu(Outlook.Inspector CurrentInspector)
        {
            try
            {
                menuCommandBar = CurrentInspector.CommandBars.Add(menuTag, Office.MsoBarPosition.msoBarTop, false, true);
              
                if (menuCommandBar != null)
                {
                    menuCommandBar.Visible = true;
                }
 
                menuCommandBarButton = ((Office.CommandBarButton)(menuCommandBar.Controls.Add(Office.MsoControlType.msoControlButton, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, true)));
                menuCommandBarButton.Caption = menuTitle;
                menuCommandBarButton.Style = Office.MsoButtonStyle.msoButtonCaption;
                menuCommandBarButton.Visible = true;
                menuCommandBarButton.Click += new Office._CommandBarButtonEvents_ClickEventHandler(buttonCustomAddIn_Click);
 
            }
            catch (System.Exception ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("Error: " + ex.Message.ToString(), "Error", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Exclamation);
            }
        }

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:CyberUnDead
ID: 22740271
Mishu007:

The above code works great.  I was wondering if I could ask a related follow-up question.  How do I ensure that I appropriately remove the command bar?  I am getting multiples of my custom button.
private void RemoveMenu(Outlook.Inspector CurrentInspector)
        {
            try
            {
                //Office.CommandBarButton menuComandBarOld = (Office.CommandBarButton)CurrentInspector.CommandBars.FindControl(Office.MsoControlType.msoControlButton, Type.Missing, menuTag, true);
                Office.CommandBar menuComandBarOld = (Office.CommandBar)CurrentInspector.CommandBars.FindControl(Type.Missing, Type.Missing, menuTag, true);
 
                if (menuComandBarOld != null)
                {
                    menuCommandBar.Delete();
                }
            }
            catch (System.Exception ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("Error: " + ex.Message.ToString(), " Error", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Exclamation);
            }
        }

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 11

Assisted Solution

by:Mihai Stancescu
Mihai Stancescu earned 1200 total points
ID: 22740351
Regards,
Mishu
private void RemoveMenu(Outlook.Inspector CurrentInspector)
        {
            try
            {
                Office.CommandBar menuComandBarOld = (Office.CommandBar)CurrentInspector.CommandBars["YoumenuName"];
 
                if (menuComandBarOld != null)
                {
                    menuCommandBar.Delete();
                }
            }
            catch (System.Exception ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("Error: " + ex.Message.ToString(), " Error", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Exclamation);
            }
        }

Open in new window

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:CyberUnDead
ID: 31506765
Awesome worked great the first time!
0

Featured Post

Keep up with what's happening at Experts Exchange!

Sign up to receive Decoded, a new monthly digest with product updates, feature release info, continuing education opportunities, and more.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

This tutorial summarizes the causes behind"an unknown error prevented access to the PST File”.  It also suggests the various solutions to fix the problem.
This following write-up describes a different way to copy Lotus Notes Calendar to Outlook. Along with this, we will also learn the reason behind this NSF to PST migration. Users can prefer different procedures as per their convenience.
Whether it be Exchange Server Crash Issues, Dirty Shutdown Errors or Failed to mount error, Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery has always got your back. With the help of its easy to understand user interface and 3 simple steps recovery proced…
The video provides a quick and easy steps to migrate MBOX file to well known Outlook PST and Office 365. Besides this, it also supports and migrates more than 20 email clients of MBOX which include AppleMail, Opera, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey effortl…

595 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question