Outlook 2016 plug in issue

We have a plugin that was developed years ago.  In 2003/2007 I install the plugin then add a toolbar called harbor  and on restart the toolbar adds the button for the add in into that toolbar.  How do I add the custom toolbar in outlook  2016?  This was written years ago so not sure how to get it to work with the new office

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tcolonnaAsked:
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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Is this a commercial addon, if so can you provide information on it?

Does the addon itself still function in Outlook 2016, or can you not tell that until you add the toolbar button?

Please share the code that you previously used to create the toolbar, so we can make suggestions on how to adjust it for Outlook 2016.


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tcolonnaAuthor Commented:
It was developed in house years ago.  In 2007 I manually add a toolbar named harbor.  once I install the app the next time I launch outlook the app button is now in the toolbar.  it is a mail filing utility so you select an item and click the button to launch the filing utility.  I can see any where in 2016 to replicate the tool bar insertion
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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
It's pretty easy to add a custom icon to a toolbar and then connect that to a User Defined Function that you create in VBA (or that a third party tool exposes).  See if the instructions in these two links help you get it implemented, if not feel free to ask questions.  I did it here and it seemed straight forward.



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tcolonnaAuthor Commented:
I don't see it listed as a macro.  I'm  not sure how he originally programmed it.  Its not listed as an addin in 2007 or a macro. also nothing is in VBA.  Is there a way to look in 2007 or 2003  and see what created the button?
Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Just on a whim, did you try creating a new Tab in the Customize Ribbon dialog, and naming it Harbor (or whatever name you gave it before)?  I guess there is a slim chance that might work.

It sounds like this add-in was written using Visual Studio and programatically looked for a toolbar with a particular name and added an icon when it wasn't there to launch itself.  I'm not sure if that same code can work in 2016 without modification, I haven't written that type of add-in.

I assume no one there has the original source code project that was the add-in?


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tcolonnaAuthor Commented:
I tried that. I do have the source code but I am not a programmer so no idea what I should be looking for
Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
If you were willing to share the source code here, then I would suggest you post it as a Gig and ask for someones help updating it to work in Office 2016.  There could be a number of other things that need changing beyond just the toolbar integration.  But it feels like it is larger than a question here on Experts Exchange, a Gig would seem to be a better fit, and increase the chance you get some assistance.


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tcolonnaAuthor Commented:
thanks.
tcolonnaAuthor Commented:
Thanks all  this will be goign away soon so we will just wait it out
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