Trying to call an addin within Outlook when sending as email attachment from MS Office Application

Having a problem with an Outlook addin, that was created using VSTO.

If Outlook is open and I am in Word or any other MS Office application and I go to File, send as email attachment, everything works great. When Outlook is closed and if I right click on the document, say on either my local or network drive, and go to send to mail recipient everything is fine.

However, if Outlook is closed and and I am in an Office application such as word or excel and I go to File, send as email attachment for some reason the addin does not seem to be getting called.  I am not sure if there's a workaround for this or not. Any help would be appreciated..

Thanks
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Helen FeddemaCommented:
Here is some code I use to either set a reference to an existing Outlook instance, or create a new one if needed:
Dim appOutlook As Outlook.Application

   Set appOutlook = GetObject(, "Outlook.Application")

   'Your code here

ErrorHandlerExit:
   Set appOutlook = Nothing
   Exit Sub

ErrorHandler:
   'Outlook is not running; open Outlook with CreateObject
   If Err.Number = 429 Then
      Set appOutlook = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
      Resume Next
   Else
      MsgBox "Error No: " & Err.Number _
         & " in *** procedure" _
         & "; Description: " & Err.Description
      Resume ErrorHandlerExit
   End If

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Helen FeddemaCommented:
Alternately, you can declare the appOutlook variable as New Outlook.Application, and then close it from the ErrorHandlerExit code.  This method seems to work better for Office 2007 or higher.
TracyVBA DeveloperCommented:
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