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Thread: How to develop MS Office add-ins (especially Outlook)? VSTO?



Permlink Replies: 1 - Last Post: Jan 25, 2018 7:12 AM Last Post By: Matthew Jones
mawg embarcadero

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How to develop MS Office add-ins (especially Outlook)? VSTO?
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  Posted: Jan 25, 2018 5:46 AM
I want to develop an add-in for MS Outlook. The phrase VSTO crops up, as does web add-in. I know that I can do so with MS Visual Studio and C# or Visual Basic, but I am more familiar with Delphi.

I am looking for tutorials, examples. VCL components and anything else which can help me. I did find https://www.add-in-express.com/add-in-delphi/index.php which looks very impressive, but the $349 price tag is a bit much for me. I would prefer something gratis, but might spring up to $99.

Does anyone have experience with creating MS Office add-ins using Delphi? If so, could you share some hints & tips with me, even if just a list of URLs, to shorten my learning curve? Thanks in advance
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Re: How to develop MS Office add-ins (especially Outlook)? VSTO?
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  Posted: Jan 25, 2018 7:12 AM   in response to: mawg embarcadero in response to: mawg embarcadero
mawg embarcadero wrote:

Does anyone have experience with creating MS Office add-ins using Delphi?

Yes, and the simple answer is to buy the Add-in Express library. Well worth the money, and has very good support. Once you get into it, you will spend hours trying to work out things that they have already solved. And when my code stopped working due to a third-party add-in, they helped me prove it was the third party, and that made us look good and the third party (a big name in education) had to change their code to stop breaking their customers' systems.

At heart, their code just allows you to get on with what you want to do, and in ways that are compatible with all the various versions. Don't think further about it. Well worth every penny.
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