Last post Apr 19, 2011 02:53 PM by cashmore
Apr 14, 2011 12:29 PM|samalex|LINK
Hi... I'm creating a web-based Task Management System in C# and VS 2010 and I'd like to create some way for users to simply create a new Task from Outlook using an email. For example an email comes in from a user they'd have a Create Task button that'll
open a dialog box asking for some basic info with the Requestor and Subject already filled in from the Email and the Body as the Request Information. Then clicking Save will add it to the Task Managemnet System as a new Task assigned to the recipient.
I'm wondering if it's easier to create an Outlook Add-in that writes directly to the Database or if it'd be simpler to create some sort of API that the Outlook Plugin could use to submit the data through the web interface instead. Ideally I like the latter
since the ASP.Net application can be the middle man and do some validation on the submitted content, but any suggestions or possibly a third alternative? I guess the API might be a good option though since I could possibly write add-ins to other email clients
other than Outlook that can create new Tasks as well, but I wanted to get the thoughts of the group. I've never written an Outlook Add-in but hopefully it's not too hard.
Thanks for any feed.
Apr 19, 2011 02:53 PM|cashmore|LINK
I use AddIn Express for writing Outlook and Word Addins (http://www.add-in-express.com/index.php) It works with all versions of Office and saves loads of programming time. No trial version available but well worth the money.