OL2000: How to Programmatically Reference a COM Add-in

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NOTE: This article assumes that you have advanced knowledge about programming and creating custom solutions with Microsoft Office programs.
This article explains how to correctly reference a COM add-in that binds to Outlook.
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For more information about the support options that are available and about how to contact Microsoft, visit the following Microsoft Web site:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMSIn the COM add-in, make sure to add the following line of code to the OnConnection subroutine of the add-in instance:
Application.COMAddIns.Item("MyOfficeAddin.Connect").Object = Me				
Change "MyOfficeAddin" to reflect the name of your add-in in the project. Change "Connect" to reflect the name of your designer in the project.

Your code may look like the following code:
Private Sub IDTExtensibility2_OnConnection(ByVal Application As Object, _         ByVal ConnectMode As AddInDesignerObjects.ext_ConnectMode, _         ByVal AddInInst As Object, custom() As Variant)   Application.COMAddIns.Item("MyAddin.Connect").Object = MeEnd Sub				
To instantiate the COM add-in from Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications or Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition code:
Set myObj = Application.COMAddIns.Item("MyOfficeAddin.Connect").Object				
Again, make sure "MyOfficeAddin" and "Connect" reflect the names that you created in your COM add-in project. You can then use the myObj variable to reference the objects that you created in the COM add-in.
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
146636 OL2000: Questions About Custom Forms and Outlook Solutions
OutSol OutSol2000
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Article ID: 240768 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 00:33:00 - Revision: 1.0

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