Office

How to define add-in commands in an Outlook module

February 1, 2017

In January, a colleague and I built our first Outlook module. With the Outlook module extensibility, which was announced at Build 2016, you can create your own applications/modules inside the Outlook client. By default, you have mail, calendar, tasks, but now you have also the ability to put other applications in it.

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Create a compose form mail add-in for Outlook with the Office Developer Tools update 2

May 10, 2016

A couple of weeks ago the Office Developer Tools received its second update. These tools include the latest Office add-in project template that help you create add-ins for Excel, Word, Outlook, … Info: The Office developer tools for Visual Studio can be found here - https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/features/office-tools-vs.aspx With the help of these tools, you should get up and running with Office Add-in development in no time.

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Offset classes are coming to Office UI Fabric

January 28, 2016

A week ago I submitted a pull request to the Office UI Fabric repository to include a new set of offset classes. These offset classes could come in handy when you want to position your elements on the page. Info: here you can see the details of the pull request - https://github.

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Office UI Fabric responsive grid: breakpoints, push/pull and other available classes

January 18, 2016

At the moment the documentation for Office UI Fabric is focussed on Office Add-ins. For example: if you check the grid styles, there is mentioned that there are utility classes for small, medium and large devices, but there is more functionality hidden inside the SASS/CSS files. In this article I will describe a couple of very useful CSS classes which you can use when building your own applications with the Office UI Fabric framework.

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Using Office theme colors in your add-in

January 7, 2016

Will I was doing some preparation for a new talk about how you can make use of the Office UI Fabric in your applications/add-ins. I found a session from Connect() from Humberto Lezama Guadarrama which shows you what UI Fabric is and how to use it (Office UI Fabric - Connect()).

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Combining multiple Office Apps into one global add-in

November 6, 2014

The first thing when you create a new Office App is that you have to choose which type of app you want to create. You have the following app shape types you can choose of: Task pane Content Mail Office App shapes Each of these app shape types is designed for a specific application.

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