addins

A 2-post collection

My Top Five VS Code Extensions for Outlook Addin Development

The release of Visual Studio Code 1.3.0 brought enhancements to browsing for and managing Visual Studio Code Extensions. With the 1.3.0 release an extensions pane was introduced to search for installing and managing extensions to VS Code. This is similar to extension management for Visual Studio (for Windows), Brackets, and other editors too. I have been spending some of my free time (since I have so much) trying to get back into coding and chose to create an Outlook Addin using Angular 2 and TypeScript, so now I really have no free time! To keep the spin up/spin down time for these sessions as low as possible, I wanted to only use my Mac Book...


Using Outlook Addin Activation Rules

Outlook Activation Rules As part of a larger series, I am building an Outlook Addin using Angular 2. This is proving to be a little more work than expected based on the recent RC-5 changes, but I wanted to get this quick post out since Outlook Addin Activation rules are independent of the client framework you choose to use. Outlook can activate Addins based on rules that determine if the item the user is viewing meets certain criteria. If the item, in our case an email, satisfies the rules specified, then the Addin will be enabled and the user can choose the addin from the Outlook UI to use it with the current item. Simple rules are always easy. Most...