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Can't display custom property page in Outlook 2007

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I've followed a tutorial within a book that was written for Visual Studio 2005. Given the tutorial I can't get the new proprty page to open up in Outlook's Tools > Options page. What is wrong with the sample code?
//ThisAddIn.cs

using System;

using System.Windows.Forms;

using Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Runtime;

using Outlook = Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook;



namespace TestPropertyPage

{

    public partial class ThisAddIn

    {

        private void ThisAddIn_Startup(object sender, EventArgs e)

        {

            //Create the Options Page

            System.Windows.Forms.Application.EnableVisualStyles();

            Application.OptionsPagesAdd += new Outlook.ApplicationEvents_11_OptionsPagesAddEventHandler(ThisAddIn_OptionsPagesAdd);

        }



        private void ThisAddIn_Shutdown(object sender, System.EventArgs e)

        {

        }



        private void ThisAddIn_OptionsPagesAdd(Outlook.PropertyPages pages)

        {

            pages.Add(new OptionPage(), "");

        }

        #region VSTO generated code



        /// <summary>

        /// Required method for Designer support - do not modify

        /// the contents of this method with the code editor.

        /// </summary>

        private void InternalStartup()

        {

            this.Startup += new System.EventHandler(ThisAddIn_Startup);

            this.Shutdown += new System.EventHandler(ThisAddIn_Shutdown);

        }

        

        #endregion

    }

}





//OptionPage.cs

using System;

using System.Windows.Forms;

using Outlook = Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook;

using System.Runtime.InteropServices;



namespace TestPropertyPage

{

    public partial class OptionPage : UserControl, Outlook.PropertyPage

    {

        const int captionDispID = -518;

        bool isDirty = false;

        

        public OptionPage()

        {

            InitializeComponent();

        }



        void Outlook.PropertyPage.Apply()

        {

            MessageBox.Show("The user clicked the apply button.");

        }



        bool Outlook.PropertyPage.Dirty

        {

            get

            {

                return isDirty;

            }

        }



        void Outlook.PropertyPage.GetPageInfo(ref string helpFile, ref int helpContext)

        {

        }



        [DispId(captionDispID)]

        public string PageCaption

        {

            get

            {

                return "Test Property Page";

            }

        }

    }

}

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Before declaring the OptionPage class, it needed:

[ComVisible(true)]

Then the custom Option Page displayed as intended.
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