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uhs61074
Feb 22, 2008, 12:42 PM
Problem:
Create MS Entourage 2004,2008 Add-in similare like com add-in for outlook 2003,2007 on Window OS.

I am new to MAC and not sure up to which level MS Entourage allows to write add-in and any constraints or limitations of wrinting Add-in for it


Which language is good to use - c++,Apple script or any other

Add a button on Tootbar and on clicking write a code to send a mail with updateding the metadata of current email -

trap event like - sending or reading a mail and excute our code
interupt the send event and manipulate the email meta data and send mail in normal flow

Progrmaticaly check if mail is selected in inbox or not

How to create package ( MSI file on windows) for MAC


anyinput will be great help

Thanks in advance
regards



kainjow
Feb 24, 2008, 04:02 PM
I am new to MAC and not sure up to which level MS Entourage allows to write add-in and any constraints or limitations of wrinting Add-in for it

I don't think Microsoft has public documentation for writing plugins to Entourage, so you will be limited to using AppleScript, which seems to be well supported, especially in the 2008 version.

Add a button on Tootbar and on clicking write a code to send a mail with updateding the metadata of current email -

trap event like - sending or reading a mail and excute our code
interupt the send event and manipulate the email meta data and send mail in normal flow

I imagine these may be hard, or near impossible, to implement using AppleScript alone, although AppleScript does allow for some event handling. However it's only possible if the app (Entourage) supports it in the first place.

Progrmaticaly check if mail is selected in inbox or not

Should be possible with AS.

How to create package ( MSI file on windows) for MAC

The equivalent for Mac OS X is PackageMaker (comes with the developer tools).

uhs61074
Feb 25, 2008, 12:50 PM
I don't think Microsoft has public documentation for writing plugins to Entourage, so you will be limited to using AppleScript, which seems to be well supported, especially in the 2008 version.



I imagine these may be hard, or near impossible, to implement using AppleScript alone, although AppleScript does allow for some event handling. However it's only possible if the app (Entourage) supports it in the first place.



Should be possible with AS.

The equivalent for Mac OS X is PackageMaker (comes with the developer tools).

Thanks for reply.
So overall it seems it is too complex or so many limitiations to develop app on MAC with this kind of requirments. And also seems using one language one cant fullfill all requirments.
As of now i am not able to get any API documents for MS Entoruage that give information on how to handle the event on MS Entoruage.


http://www.microsoft.com/mac/developers/default.mspx?CTT=PageView&clr=99-21-0&target=eddf67d3-fd93-4906-9965-2300dc3010c61033&srcid=d9ded1f4-0ed2-4266-944b-81b1f6312d891033&ep=7

Let me know if you have some more inputs about
Event hadling in Entoruage
Changes in UI of Entoruage - Adding button

regards