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i try to build a context menu in Outlook 2013 with VS2012. But without any success.
In outlook 2010 I solved this problem with this code:

this.Application.ItemContextMenuDisplay += new Outlook.ApplicationEvents_11_ItemContextMenuDisplayEventHandler(Application_ItemContextMenuDisplay);

But the Event "ItemContextMenuDisplay" does not exist any longer in outlook 2013.

How do I solve this problem in outlook 2013?

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Posted 2-Apr-13 2:09am

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you will have to user Ribbons to create context menu on mail items. this will work on outlook 2010 and above version.

Ribbon1.xml is as below.

<customui xmlns="" onload="Ribbon_Load">

<contextmenu idmso="ContextMenuMailItem">

and add folowing code on addins.cs file

protected override Microsoft.Office.Core.IRibbonExtensibility CreateRibbonExtensibilityObject()

return new Ribbon1();


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