David Swain

Outlook 2007 Add In

Custom Task Pane added (using a user control)

How do include the task pane within the tab sequence within the Outlook client Outlook tabs through left nav, main view, search boxes, but it does not tab to my custom task pane in the right nav. As a matter of fact, when the To-Do bar is on, it does not tab to this either So does this mean it is not doable Thank you.

David



Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Answer found: Set Tab Order / Index for Custom Task Pane

Ji Zhou C MSFT

Hi David,

Could you please clarify what do you want to do exactly

As far as I know, we can not set Tab Order programmatically. But we can drag our Custom Task Panes in a sequence we like them to appear. I think this is a by design behaviour.

Thanks

Ji






Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Answer found: Set Tab Order / Index for Custom Task Pane

David Swain

Thank you for your response Ji.

Using VSTO and Outlook 2007 I am adding a custom task pane and placing it on the right hand side of the screen. For accessiblilty, I'd like the user to be able to tab throughout the Outlook application (as it does now), but I'd like the tabbing action to eventually make my custom task pane "active/selected". Thanks .





Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Answer found: Set Tab Order / Index for Custom Task Pane

Ji Zhou C MSFT

Hi David,

I can reproduce your issue. Yeah, the tab key can only iterate through navigation pane, main view, search box, and never touch To-Do Bar and our own CustomTaskPane. But this is the default behavior in Outlook, and we cannot change it programmatically in our codes.

Thanks

Ji






Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Answer found: Set Tab Order / Index for Custom Task Pane

David Swain

One of our accessiblity people informed me of how to achieve this. Tabbing is not the only keyboard navigational method. Actually with respect to the above case, F6 will toggle through the custom task pane. And I believe there are a few more keyboard tricks out there like ALT>CTRL TAB




Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Answer found: Set Tab Order / Index for Custom Task Pane

Ji Zhou C MSFT

Hi David,

Yeah, shift+F6 is the whole trick! Many thanks for sharing the means. In fact, I focus my time on writing codes to achieve that, did miss in finding a system-provided way.

Thanks

Ji