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Get Outlook 07 email & attachments entry ID using C#.NET

, 24 Apr 2010 CPOL
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VBA developers are very much familiar with the features of Microsoft .NET platform to develop custom AddIn for Office system... This tip is about to get an Outlook email entry id & programmatic way to retrieve the attachments and store into another location. A sample code example is given below:
private Outlook.Inspectors Inspectors;
        private string _id;
        public string Id
            get { return _id; }
            set { _id = value; } 
private void ThisAddIn_Startup(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
   Inspectors = this.Application.Inspectors;
   Inspectors.NewInspector += new Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.InspectorsEvents_NewInspectorEventHandler(GetMessageID);
private void GetMessageID(Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.Inspector Inspector)
      string strMsgID = string.Empty;
      Outlook.MailItem _ObjMailItem = (Outlook.MailItem)Inspector.CurrentItem;
      if (Inspector.CurrentItem is Outlook.MailItem)
            _ObjMailItem = (Outlook.MailItem)Inspector.CurrentItem;
            strMsgID = _ObjMailItem.EntryID;
            foreach (Outlook.Attachment _attachment in _ObjMailItem.Attachments)
                                         + strMsgID 
                                         + "-"
                                         + _attachment.FileName);
            Id = strMsgID;  
More information on Outlook.Inspectors can be found at this link.[^]


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QuestionCustom Menu in Visio Pinmemberhimanshub197813-Sep-13 1:56 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 Helped me to start working on AddIn ... Pinmembershijis27-Oct-11 6:52 
GeneralSome help here for a programmer PinmemberMichael Clinton26-Jan-10 12:57 
GeneralRe: Some help here for a programmer PinmvpMd. Marufuzzaman26-Jan-10 19:20 
Your creating a ribbon with command Button, which will display a winForm...After then you are trying to play with the Outlook email....This can be done! Please let me know what thpes of help do you need..Do you prefer some code snippets using VB.Net?
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