Create Your First Outlook Plugin

In this article, we will walk you through the process of building an Outlook Plugin using Office API.

Prerequisite:

  • First Install the VSTS Community Version (latest one), In this tutorial, we will using VSTS 2017. You can download the same using the given link https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/downloads/
  • Please make sure you check the Office/SharePoint development workload while installing If you’ve previously installed Visual Studio 2017, use the Visual Studio Installer to ensure that the Office/SharePoint development workload is installed.

  • Microsoft Outlook

Once you installed all above we are now good to start for building an office plugin.

Create the add-in project:

  1. Start Visual Studio
  2. On the File menu, point to New, and then click Project
  3. In the templates pane, expand Visual C# or Visual Basic, and then expand Office/SharePoint
  4. Under the expanded Office/SharePoint node, select the Office Add-ins node
  5. In the list of project templates, choose an Outlook VSTO Add-in project
  6. In the Name box, type FirstOutlookAddIn
  7. Click OK

Program for reading mail once you received new mail:

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