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Quickstart

Step by step instructions

Installation

  1. Prerequisites: Microsoft Windows Visual Studio 2008
  2. Request a trial at the Windows Live Mail's web page
  3. Run Windows Live Mail API's installer.
  4. The package includes these samples:
    1. C++ Dll Demo Source
    2. C# Dll Demo Source

Playing with the C# demo

  1. Open C# Dll Demo Source with Visual Studio 2008
  2. Set DllPlugin as the startup project.
  3. Run (F5) the project
  4. If the "Executable For Debug Session" appears choose the Windows Live Mail executable file name (i.e.: C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe or C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe)
  5. The Windows Live Mail appears with toolbars for this demo to show some of the functionality of the Windows Live Mail.
    1. Folder actions: opens a new toolbar with folder operations over normal folders.
    2. Show current selections: shows the current selected item information.
  6. You can set breakpoints and change the code to inspect all the features, the complete API is available here

Playing with the C++ demo

  1. Open C++ Dll Demo Source with Visual Studio 2008
  2. Set DllDemoPS as the startup project.
  3. Run (F5) the project
  4. If the "Executable For Debug Session" appears choose the Windows Live Mail executable file name (i.e.: C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe or C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe)
  5. The Windows Live Mail appears with toolbars for this demo to show some of the functionality of the Windows Live Mail.
    1. Show Toolbar: shows a new toolbar
    2. Show Events: opens a new dialog showing some of the Windows Live Mail API events. Play selecting different folders and messages.
    3. Show Folders: shows the folder tree in a separate dialog.
  6. You can set breakpoints and change the code to inspect all the features, the complete API is available here
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