T2o T2o - 1 month ago 21
C# Question

Cannot find Microsoft.Office.Interop Visual Studio

I need to develop an application which will has the capability to send emails using C# with visual studio. The app will be able to use templates for mail, and a lot of things, but I have a problem.

I cannot find any Office.Interop references when I try to add them, which is mean I cannot work with Outlook. Office is installed on my computer, but i also try to install the PIA from this link http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3508 but it didn't change anything (when I launch the MSI it stops without a word, I don't know if it's part of the problem).

I use VS 2013 express is it part of its limitation?

Answer

Look for them under COM when trying to add the references. You should find the reference below, and possibly Microsoft Outlook 15.0 Object Library, if you need that. There are similar libraries for Word, Excel, etc.:

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Update: The Object Library should contain the Interop stuff. Try to add this to a source file, and see if it does not find what you need:

using Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook;

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