Can't unload/remove bad com add-in


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kneel

Environment : Windows XP with Visual Studio 2005 Pro with VSTO 2005 SE and
Outlook 2003.

I've been happily testing a com addin to detect new appointment items.. but
one time I obviously did something seriously wrong because Outlook popped up
a window ( and I wish I wrote the message down.. but it was something along
the lines of ) Outlook has detected a bad com addin would you like me to
unload it? By mistake I said yes... Now it seems I can't a) get my com add
in to load at startup, b) I've tried to remove it from
tools-options-other-advanced-com-addin , it goes away, but I still can't load
via VSTO debug.. c) an artifact is it has left a menu item on the main menu
bar..
I tried to repair outlook.. no go.. the I used the re-install option of the
installer.. again, my menu item is still there and I can't load coms.
I'm guessing I actually have to remove outlook and reinstall fresh? Any
suggestion on how to proceed? Thanks for taking the time to read this story
:)
 
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Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

Outlook disabled the addin, it can only run again after it's re-enabled.
Help, About Microsoft Office Outlook, Disabled Items button, highlight the
addin in the disabled items dialog, click Enable, exit and restart Outlook.
 
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K

kneel

Ken , thanks (once again) for your help.. I would have never looked under
'help/about...etc..' for this.. did as you said, and voila, I'm back in
business!
Cheers
Neil
 

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