Adding custom buttons to the Standard toolbar versus a custom toolbar

Adding custom buttons to the Standard toolbar versus a custom toolbar

Post by cainrando » Fri, 10 Oct 2008 13:14:08


What are the "best practices" for adding custom buttons these days,
and what are the reasons?

I need only two buttons, and, because the toolbar would be so small,
it has to share a row with another toolbar or else it takes up too
much space. Because the Standard toolbar constantly changes size
depending on the explorer view, it gets bumped around quite a bit and
looks stranded. I also have to remember locations, which is
especially noisome on inspector windows.

Adding the buttons to the Standard toolbar seems to be ill-regarded
but definitely solves these aesthetic problems. In my limited
experience, the rule of thumb would be: large number of buttons/
controls, make your own, small number of buttons, add to Standard.

Any feedback would be appreciated.
 
 
 

Adding custom buttons to the Standard toolbar versus a custom toolbar

Post by Ken Slovak » Fri, 10 Oct 2008 22:29:43

The choice of where you put your buttons also must evaluate whether or not
buttons for an Inspector might be added to WordMail items. In that case you
cannot add your buttons to the Standard toolbar, only to a custom toolbar
you create.

Other than that your rule of thumb is pretty much what I follow, unless the
client has specific UI requirements as to where to place the controls.

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Ken Slovak
[MVP - Outlook]
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Adding custom buttons to the Standard toolbar versus a custom toolbar

Post by cainrando » Sat, 11 Oct 2008 01:13:03

On Oct 9, 9:29m, "Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >




Thanks, Ken!