Why COM add-in won't run without notice nor error message? RRS feed

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  • Hello all,

    I have built a COM add-in for outlook using VS2008 express. I already had it running on some platform, but since a few time it won't run on my work PC (outlook 2003) with the following behaviour:

    I use an installer I made to have the dll installer and registered.

    When I launch Outlook, the add-in doesn't show up.

    I go in the options, in the COM add-in mgt dialog and I see the add-in isn't activated (while the istall ensure it is), and there isn't any error message shown like "not loaded because it crashed" or so... So I check the box and close the dialogs. The plug-in still wont run. Back to the option, still the same : unchecked, without error.

    I have tried settings the VSTO environment variable to display error message, ifever... but nothing.

    I have used the Office install to repair outlook, but it didn't change anything.
    I uninstalled outlook and reinstalled it, but nothing. Note that anyway, once Outlook was re-installed, it found alone all my previous settings with the PST I use and the connexion to the Exchange server... So it was not a real "start from scratch".

    I also tried creating another COM from the same template, with the same name, whiwh is only supposed to show a message box. Nothing happened. So I can't think it's due to my code.

    Now what? I'd prefer formating my hard disk and re-installing properly Outlook rather than getting rid of my add-in on this PC.

    Any suggestion?
    Thanks in advance!

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