How to deploy Outlook Shared add-in

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Gokul

Hi,

I created shared add-in for Outlook using visual studio 2005 and language is

vb.net. The setup file is working fine in my machine but it is not working in

another machine. When I check trust center add-in is in disable items. I am

not able to enable.

I am totally new to this. I am not able to find solution. I need setps to

create deployment setup file. Can any one help me on this.

I have asked this questions in two of similar forums but I did not find any

proper solutions. Please help me to solve this problem.

Thanks & Regards

Gokul
 
K

Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

What version of Outlook was used on the development machine?

What versions are you deploying to and supporting?

Are you shimming your addin? Are you strong naming your addin? Do you have a

manifest file? What sort of installer are you using? Are you deploying all

dependencies and requirements? Is the Framework of the correct version

installed where it's failing? Are the PIA's installed?

You need to answer all these questions and provide all the relevant

information if you want help.

First thing I'd recommend is to review the troubleshooting information for

managed code addins at

http://blogs.msdn.com/vsod/archive/2008/04/22/Troubleshooting-com-add-in-load-failures.aspx.

I've found it very useful for troubleshooting load problems, especially the

Fusion logging.

"Gokul" <Gokul> wrote in message

news:E3B5B890-EFE5-4342-AECA-36609A5E0BA0@microsoft.com...
> Hi,

> I created shared add-in for Outlook using visual studio 2005 and language
> is
> vb.net. The setup file is working fine in my machine but it is not working
> in
> another machine. When I check trust center add-in is in disable items. I
> am
> not able to enable.

> I am totally new to this. I am not able to find solution. I need setps to
> create deployment setup file. Can any one help me on this.

> I have asked this questions in two of similar forums but I did not find
> any
> proper solutions. Please help me to solve this problem.

> Thanks & Regards
> Gokul
 
G

Gokul

Dear Ken,

Thanks for your reply.

What version of Outlook was used on the development machine?

Outlook 2007

What versions are you deploying to and supporting?

Outlook 2003 and 2007

Are you shimming your addin? Are you strong naming your addin? Do you have a

manifest file? What sort of installer are you using? Are you deploying all

dependencies and requirements? Is the Framework of the correct version

installed where it's failing? Are the PIA's installed?

I am totally new to this. I have read about the above, and I am not clear

with that. It is possible give me tutorial links it would help me.

Also whether any books available to read about developing and deploying for

shared add-in.

Thanks

Gokul
wrote:


> What version of Outlook was used on the development machine?

> What versions are you deploying to and supporting?

> Are you shimming your addin? Are you strong naming your addin? Do you have a
> manifest file? What sort of installer are you using? Are you deploying all
> dependencies and requirements? Is the Framework of the correct version
> installed where it's failing? Are the PIA's installed?

> You need to answer all these questions and provide all the relevant
> information if you want help.

> First thing I'd recommend is to review the troubleshooting information for
> managed code addins at
> http://blogs.msdn.com/vsod/archive/2008/04/22/Troubleshooting-com-add-in-load-failures.aspx.
> I've found it very useful for troubleshooting load problems, especially the
> Fusion logging.

> >

>

> "Gokul" <Gokul> wrote in message
> news:E3B5B890-EFE5-4342-AECA-36609A5E0BA0@microsoft.com...
> > Hi,
> > I created shared add-in for Outlook using visual studio 2005 and language
> > is
> > vb.net. The setup file is working fine in my machine but it is not working
> > in
> > another machine. When I check trust center add-in is in disable items. I
> > am
> > not able to enable.
> > I am totally new to this. I am not able to find solution. I need setps to
> > create deployment setup file. Can any one help me on this.
> > I have asked this questions in two of similar forums but I did not find
> > any
> > proper solutions. Please help me to solve this problem.
> > Thanks & Regards
> > Gokul


> .
>
 
K

Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

OK, first basic thing is that you develop on a machine that has the oldest

version of Outlook installed on it that you intend to support. So you'd need

a machine with Outlook 2003 installed on it to support Outlook 2003 and 2007

(and soon 2010).

The other questions I asked are so basic that you really need to start at

the beginning. I don't know of any specific books on shared addins but you

can get some basics on that either from my book or Randy Byrne's book on

Outlook 2007 programming. You can also read some of the development articles

at MSDN. I'll list some that are useful.

Shimming, Shim Wizard: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb508939.aspx

Deploying PIA's in a setup project:

http://blog.developers.ie/CGreen/archive/2006/10/27/2427.aspx

Deployment (specific for VSTO but useful anyway):

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa537173(office.11).aspx

I'd also go to www.outlookcode.com and review all the information there on

COM addins, there are lots of articles and references there.

"Gokul" <Gokul> wrote in message

news:32F87DAE-7308-4025-9123-6D5FAE12F7F6@microsoft.com...
> Dear Ken,

> Thanks for your reply.

> What version of Outlook was used on the development machine?
> Outlook 2007

> What versions are you deploying to and supporting?
> Outlook 2003 and 2007

> Are you shimming your addin? Are you strong naming your addin? Do you have
> a
> manifest file? What sort of installer are you using? Are you deploying all
> dependencies and requirements? Is the Framework of the correct version
> installed where it's failing? Are the PIA's installed?
> I am totally new to this. I have read about the above, and I am not clear
> with that. It is possible give me tutorial links it would help me.

> Also whether any books available to read about developing and deploying
> for
> shared add-in.

> Thanks
> Gokul
 
G

Gokul

Dear Ken,

Thanks for your reply. I read the links, sorry learned from the links.

Now I have new problem. I changed the Outlook version 2003 in development

machine, it is perfect in my machine. I tried to install on another machine

XP and Outlook 2007. God saved me, from the problem for a while. But it is

not happen for long. I extend my testing, I tried in Windows Vista and

Outlook 2007. Nothing happens, I found my add-in in inactive

application(unloaded). For me It is like treasure hunt. Also tried to change

regedit path but nothing happens. I need your help on this.

Thanks

Gokul
wrote:


> OK, first basic thing is that you develop on a machine that has the oldest
> version of Outlook installed on it that you intend to support. So you'd need
> a machine with Outlook 2003 installed on it to support Outlook 2003 and 2007
> (and soon 2010).

> The other questions I asked are so basic that you really need to start at
> the beginning. I don't know of any specific books on shared addins but you
> can get some basics on that either from my book or Randy Byrne's book on
> Outlook 2007 programming. You can also read some of the development articles
> at MSDN. I'll list some that are useful.

> Shimming, Shim Wizard: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb508939.aspx

> Deploying PIA's in a setup project:
> http://blog.developers.ie/CGreen/archive/2006/10/27/2427.aspx

> Deployment (specific for VSTO but useful anyway):
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa537173(office.11).aspx

> I'd also go to www.outlookcode.com and review all the information there on
> COM addins, there are lots of articles and references there.

> >

>

> "Gokul" <Gokul> wrote in message
> news:32F87DAE-7308-4025-9123-6D5FAE12F7F6@microsoft.com...
> > Dear Ken,
> > Thanks for your reply.
> > What version of Outlook was used on the development machine?
> > Outlook 2007
> > What versions are you deploying to and supporting?
> > Outlook 2003 and 2007
> > Are you shimming your addin? Are you strong naming your addin? Do you have
> > a
> > manifest file? What sort of installer are you using? Are you deploying all
> > dependencies and requirements? Is the Framework of the correct version
> > installed where it's failing? Are the PIA's installed?
> > I am totally new to this. I have read about the above, and I am not clear
> > with that. It is possible give me tutorial links it would help me.
> > Also whether any books available to read about developing and deploying
> > for
> > shared add-in.
> > Thanks
> > Gokul


> .
>
 
K

Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

If an addin is in the inactive list it's almost always the deployment

machine missing a dependency. It can also be a dll that needs to be

registered and isn't. Usually you use an error log to see if the code is

actually being executed before some exception caused the addin to fail. If

the addin never gets to the error log then it's usually a load failure,

again due to a missing piece.

If that's the case you need to use Fusion logging to see where things are

failing. Fusion is the managed code loader. Take a look at

http://blogs.msdn.com/vsod/archive/2008/04/22/Troubleshooting-com-add-in-load-failures.aspx,

which has invaluable information for troubleshooting managed code loading

problems, including Fusion logging.

"Gokul" <Gokul> wrote in message

news:066F7D9B-A924-456A-93DD-B46AE0E866CD@microsoft.com...
> Dear Ken,

> Thanks for your reply. I read the links, sorry learned from the links.

> Now I have new problem. I changed the Outlook version 2003 in development
> machine, it is perfect in my machine. I tried to install on another
> machine
> XP and Outlook 2007. God saved me, from the problem for a while. But it is
> not happen for long. I extend my testing, I tried in Windows Vista and
> Outlook 2007. Nothing happens, I found my add-in in inactive
> application(unloaded). For me It is like treasure hunt. Also tried to
> change
> regedit path but nothing happens. I need your help on this.

> Thanks
> Gokul
 
G

Gokul

I got an issue like this "System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load

file or assembly 'Interop.Microsoft.Office.Core" I could not proceed further.

Can some one help.
wrote:


> If an addin is in the inactive list it's almost always the deployment
> machine missing a dependency. It can also be a dll that needs to be
> registered and isn't. Usually you use an error log to see if the code is
> actually being executed before some exception caused the addin to fail. If
> the addin never gets to the error log then it's usually a load failure,
> again due to a missing piece.

> If that's the case you need to use Fusion logging to see where things are
> failing. Fusion is the managed code loader. Take a look at
> http://blogs.msdn.com/vsod/archive/2008/04/22/Troubleshooting-com-add-in-load-failures.aspx,
> which has invaluable information for troubleshooting managed code loading
> problems, including Fusion logging.

> >

>

> "Gokul" <Gokul> wrote in message
> news:066F7D9B-A924-456A-93DD-B46AE0E866CD@microsoft.com...
> > Dear Ken,
> > Thanks for your reply. I read the links, sorry learned from the links.
> > Now I have new problem. I changed the Outlook version 2003 in development
> > machine, it is perfect in my machine. I tried to install on another
> > machine
> > XP and Outlook 2007. God saved me, from the problem for a while. But it is
> > not happen for long. I extend my testing, I tried in Windows Vista and
> > Outlook 2007. Nothing happens, I found my add-in in inactive
> > application(unloaded). For me It is like treasure hunt. Also tried to
> > change
> > regedit path but nothing happens. I need your help on this.
> > Thanks
> > Gokul


> .
>
 
K

Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

That sounds like the Office and possibly the Outlook PIA's aren't installed

in the GAC. Do you set a project prerequisite for that?

"Gokul" <Gokul> wrote in message

news:F77D8CB1-8AE4-4CEB-9943-AF788FD706C6@microsoft.com...
> I got an issue like this "System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load
> file or assembly 'Interop.Microsoft.Office.Core" I could not proceed
> further.
> Can some one help.
 
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