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Creating a Ribbon menu for Outlook 2007
Creating a Ribbon menu for Outlook 2007
The Ribbon is the new way of presenting menus for Office users and organizing
related commands; visually it will appear as controls. The Ribbon menu feature is
supported in most of the Office 2007 applications, such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.
InfoPath and Visio are not provided with the Ribbon menu feature.
Let's create a Ribbon menu for Outlook by using Outlook objects and Visual designer
support. In this example, we will create a Ribbon menu with a button on it. When
you click the button, the option for composing a new mail will open.
1.
Open Visual Studio 2008 and create a new solution, as described earlier.
2.
Next, let's add the Ribbon component to our solution. Right-click on the
project, and select Add | New Item... | Ribbon (Visual Designer) , from the
context menu. Name the Ribbon component as Ribbon1.cs , and click OK.
Ribbon Visual Designer is a control that provides a visual designer for
basic Ribbon customization tasks.
 
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