Want to create a button on the nav bar (module add-in) to run code

JackPollack

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I'm trying to create a small Outlook add-in module whose icon will live in the navigation bar next to mail, calendar, people etc.
I found this article Module extension Outlook add-ins - Office Add-ins but cant get it to even show the icon in Outlook. I did successfully add it in Office 365 OWA, but it never shows in Outlook. The problem may be that I didnt install the local server as directed, but that is not really what I want my project to do. At this point I'm just trying to get the icon added and maybe attach some of my own sample code.

I did try as a totally crazy idea putting the various icons in a folder on my web server and then changing the links in the code to point to them (https://localhost:8080/Associate-16.png ---> (https://mywebsite.com/testimages/Associate-16.png)

I would actually rather do the whole thing in VBA if there is a way to add an icon to the nav bar (not the ribbon) and run VBA code.

I did a lot of searching but the above link was the only sample I could find to create an add-in module.

Any guidence or maybe some help finding some other sample code would be appreciated.
 
I would actually rather do the whole thing in VBA if there is a way to add an icon to the nav bar (not the ribbon) and run VBA code.
No, not as far as I know . Too bad, because you can do a lot more with VBA.

Do you have the left nav bar?
 
I do have the left nav bar.
I was abel to get the example to work in O365 Outlook, but not Outlook 2016 (using my web server for the files). In both cases I was able to side load the sample using OWA, but the icon never appears in O2016
 
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