Markus_77

Does anyone know if there is a way to solve or go around the following issue

Steps to reproduce behaviour:

1. Install a VSTO2005 SE Outlook addin.
2. Let ActiveSync connect to a mobile device and sync. This will start Outlook.EXE, but no UI.
3. Start the Outlook UI. The addin loads properly.
4. Close the Outlook UI. Outlook will be minimized to the system tray. The ShutDown event of the addin will eventually be called but the Outlook process will keep running.
5. Start the Outlook UI again. The addin will not load.

My target machine runs WinXP, Outlook2003, ActiveSync (I tried with 4.2 and 4.5).



Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Addin does not load when ActiveSync accesses Outlook

Markus_77

The following blog post by Andrew Whitechapel gave me a little more understanding of how Outlook handles the loading of add-ins.

http://blogs.officezealot.com/whitechapel/archive/2005/07/10/6747.aspx

I suppose the 'dormant' add-in state is just not re-entered when the Outlook UI is closed.

Now, does anyone know a way to make Outlook look around for add-ins that want to load





Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office Addin does not load when ActiveSync accesses Outlook

Ji Zhou ¨C MSFT

Hi,

Please refer this link.

http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx PostID=1413814&SiteID=1

As Misha pointed out, Outlook 2007 resolves this issue.

You can try that fix patch to see if it helps. Hope this information may help more or less.

Thanks

Ji