Adding a custom context menu item to Outlook 2013

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One of the most common feature provided by VSTO¬†is Office UI Customization and when we talk about UI Customization that’s mean most of the time:

  • Adding a Button to an existing Ribbon
  • Adding a new Ribbon
  • Adding an context menu item
  • Adding a custom Task Pane
  • Adding a custom Form Region

In this article, I’m going to show you how to add a new item to the built-in Outlook 2013 context menu. Just remember that: by following the next steps you can add a custom item to any of Office Suite components contextual menu. Continue reading

Building an Outlook 2013 Add-in

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Creating Add-ins for office products has become easier than before thanks to VSTO. It stands for Visual Studio Tools for Office and it’s a set of tools(Visual studio project templates and an API) that allows developers create Add-ins for Microsoft office using any managed code like C# and VB.Net.
In this blog post, I’m going to show you how to build a Add-in for Outlook 2013 using C# and VS 2013. Just remember that all steps and code snippet that you’re going to see here is not specific for Outlook Add-ins but all other office components like Word and Excel. Continue reading