MS Entoruage Add-in : Add button,Trap event of sending,receiving

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by uhs61074, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Feb 22, 2008
    #1
    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
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

    kainjow

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    Jun 15, 2000
    #2
    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).
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Feb 22, 2008
    #3
    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/develo...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
     

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