Microsoft Outlook 2007 Programming - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781555583460, 9780080548739

Microsoft Outlook 2007 Programming

1st Edition

Jumpstart for Power Users and Administrators

Authors: Sue Mosher
eBook ISBN: 9780080548739
Paperback ISBN: 9781555583460
Imprint: Digital Press
Published Date: 30th May 2007
Page Count: 848
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Microsoft Outlook is the most widely used e-mail program and offers the most programmability. Sue Mosher introduces key concepts for programming Outlook using Visual Basic for Applications, custom Outlook forms, and external scripts, without the need for additional development tools.

For those who manage Outlook installations, it demonstrates how to use new features in the Outlook 2007 programming model such as building scripts that can create rules and views and manage categories. Power users will discover how to enhance Outlook with custom features, such as the ability to process incoming mail and extract key information. Aimed at the non-professional programmer, it also provides a quick guide to Outlook programming basics for pro developers who want to dive into Outlook integration.

Key Features

*Dozens of new programming objects detailed including views, rules, categories, searches

*No previous coding experience or additional development tools required

*Examples outline issues using real-world functionality


Systems and Network administrators, applications developers and power users.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What you can do with Outlook? PART I: Basic Outlook VBA Design Chapter 2: The VBA Design Environment Chapter 3: Building Your First VBA Form PART II: Basic Outlook Form Design Chapter 4: Introducing Outlook Forms Chapter 5: Introducing Form Regions Chapter 6: Extending Form Design with Fields and Controls PART III: Writing VBA and VBScript Code Chapter 7: Code Basics Chapter 8: Code Grammar 101 Chapter 9: Handling Errors, Testing and Debugging PART IV: Fundamental Outlook Coding Techniques Chapter 10: Outlook Programming Basics Chapter 11: Responding to Outlook Events in VBA Chapter 12: Responding to Events in Outlook Forms Chapter 13: Working with Stores, Explorers, and Folders Chapter 14: Working with Inspectors, Items, and Item Properties Chapter 15: Working with Recipients and Address Lists Chapter 16: More Item Techniques Chapter 17: Working with Attachments PART V: Extended Outlook Form Design Chapter 18: More Control Techniques Chapter 19: Common Outlook Form Techniques Chapter 20: Deploying and Managing Outlook Forms Chapter 21: Building Form-based Workflows Chapter 22: Working with Files and Other Objects Chapter 23: Common Outlook Administrator Scripting Tasks Chapter 24: Menus, Toolbars, and the Navigation Pane Chapter 25: Generating Reports on Outlook Data Chapter 26: Working with Exchange and Databases Appendix A: Other Resources Appendix B: Concepts for Professional Developers Appendix C: Key Procedures You Can Reuse


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About the Author

Sue Mosher

Sue Mosher is the author of six previous books on Microsoft Outlook and Exchange and maintains a web site at devoted to helping programmers at all skill levels take advantage of Outlook’s extensibility. Her company, Turtleflock LLC, helps organizations get the most out of Outlook and other Microsoft Office products, providing custom application development and other support. Sue has been recognized by Microsoft with a Most Valuable Professional award every year since 1994. Sue is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of William and Mary, currently residing in Arlington, Virginia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Author of several Microsoft Outlook and Exchange books and President, Turtleflock, Arlington, VA, USA