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Hi friends,

I am developing Outlook 2013 Addin. I am using a ribbon control to show a Context Menu for the Contact Items. Everything else is working. But Menu doesnt appear.... Please Help...
Here is the Code for Ribbon....

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<customUI xmlns=""  önLoad="Ribbon_Load">
    <contextMenu idMso="ContextMenuContactItem">
      <menuSeparator id="mniMailItemMenuSeparator" />
      <button id="customButton"
              label="Call Using FPHone"   insertBeforeQ="Copy"
               önAction="OnMyButtonClick" />




public void OnMyButtonClick(Office.IRibbonControl control)

           if (control.Context is Outlook.Selection)

               Outlook.Selection sel = control.Context as Outlook.Selection;
               Outlook.ContactItem cnt = sel[1];
               if (cnt != null && cnt.BusinessTelephoneNumber != null)
                   string cmdparam = "function=call;number=" + cnt.BusinessTelephoneNumber.Replace(";", "").Replace(" ", "") + ";name=" + ((cnt.FileAs != null) ? cnt.FileAs.Replace(";", "").Replace(" ", "") : "Name Not Available");


                       string s = Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.LocalApplicationData);
                       if (System.IO.Directory.Exists(s + "\\FPHoneData") && File.Exists(s + "\\FPHoneData\\fcon.dat"))

                           string file_name = System.IO.File.ReadAllText(s + "\\FPHoneData\\fcon.dat");
                           if (File.Exists(file_name))
                               System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(file_name, cmdparam);
                               System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox.Show("Application File Cannot be Found!\nPlease Reinstall the Application", "FPHone", System.Windows.Forms.MessageBoxButtons.OK, System.Windows.Forms.MessageBoxIcon.Warning);


                   System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox.Show("Business Telephone Number Not Found!");

Updated 4-Aug-13 2:01am
Joezer BH 4-Aug-13 7:43am
"... is not working" is quite a bad title, try to use the title to explain the major issue in one line.
Yesudasan Moses 4-Aug-13 8:01am
ok i did it.... But not yet a solution....

1 solution

I got it work at last....
I needed to override this Methode in ThisAddin.cs

protected override Microsoft.Office.Core.IRibbonExtensibility CreateRibbonExtensibilityObject()
        return new Ribbon1();

Thanks Everybody.....
SaeedGorbani 30-Jun-15 18:16pm
I am doing the same thing but have been able to make it work. when I go to People and right click on business cards, there is no menu item. Please help.

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