Posts Tagged ‘Object model’

How To: Get unread Outlook e-mail items from the Inbox folder

In my previous articles we discussed the Find, FindNext and Restrict methods of the Outlook Items class. You can use these methods for retrieving unread items in the way I did... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Use Restrict method to retrieve Outlook mail items from a folder

In my previous article I demonstrated how you can use the Find and FindNext methods of the Items class in Outlook. Today I want to show you an alternative way of retrieving Outlook mail items from a folder. As the post's title suggests, the Restrict method plays the key role in the process... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Use Find and FindNext methods to retrieve Outlook mail items from a folder (C#, VB.NET)

As you have probably guessed, this article will describe the Find and FindNext methods of the Outlook Items class. But before focusing on the functionality of these methods, I would like to draw an analogy with database programming in the .NET world. In ADO.NET there is the System.Data.SqlClient.SqlDataReader class which provides the Read method... Read the rest of this entry →

How to get and set the format of an Outlook email message

Outlook supports creating emails in plain-text, HTML and RTF (rich-text) formats. To get or set the format of an email message, you use the MailItem.BodyFormat property; it isn't available in Outlook 2000. The value returned by the property is one of the Outlook.OlBodyFormat constants... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Change an Outlook e-mail message before sending using C# or VB.NET

As a developer you may want to modify an e-mail before sending it (or just add some information, such as a non-disclosure agreement etc.). It is a fairly simple task that every Outlook developer should be familiar with. For example, sometimes you may need to change the subject of a message by adding an ID or something else to track the item in your Inbox; add something to the e-mail body... Read the rest of this entry →

Video: Create advanced form regions for Outlook 2013, 2010, 2007 (C#, VB.NET)

A few weeks ago I did a short video to introduce our new product known as Add-in Express Regions for Microsoft Outlook and VSTO. I thought it time to take things up a notch and provide a solid sample that implements advanced form regions in a VSTO project and also accesses the Outlook object model in a meaningful way... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Fill TO,CC and BCC fields in Outlook programmatically

In my previous article, where I showed how to create and send an Outlook message programmatically, I added a recipient to the e-mail. Now I want to delve deeper and show you what you can do with the Recipients collection. Outlook developers frequently need to add recipients to the TO, CC and BCC fields... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Create and send an Outlook message programmatically

Today I want to tell you the story about sending messages in Outlook programmatically. In one of my recent posts I showed two possible ways of creating and showing a new Outlook message. And now I want to make an addition to that: demonstrate how you can send a message programmatically... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Create a new Outlook message based on a template

In my previous article, where I demonstrated how to create and show an Outlook message programmatically, a mail item object was created from scratch. Now I want to show you the way to create a new mail item based on a template... Read the rest of this entry →

How to create and show a new Outlook mail item programmatically: C#, VB.NET

One of the most widespread tasks in Outlook is creating and showing an e-mail item to the user programmatically (or just sending it silently). Today I will teach you how to do it in two different manners.... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Get Outlook e-mail item’s custom properties – C# and VB.NET samples

In my previous article How To: Add a custom property to the UserProperties collection of an e-mail item in Outlook I showed you the way to add a custom property to the UserProperties collection of an e-mail item in Outlook. Now I want to demonstrate you how to iterate over all user properties of an e-mail item... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Add a custom property to the UserProperties collection of an Outlook e-mail item

Today I want to tell you the story about Outlook user properties. Each item in Outlook such as MailItem, AppointmentItem, ContactItem and etc. (except for the NoteItem) provides you with the UserProperties property which returns an instance of the UserProperties class... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Get a list of Outlook attachments

As a developer, sometimes you may want to know what is attached to the e-mail you have selected or opened in Outlook. Today I will show you how to iterate over the attachments collection and get the required information about attached items, such as file name, display name and type... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Add an existing Outlook e-mail message as an attachment

Now I want to show you how to attach an e-mail instead of a regular file. For such task I created a simple method in the code called AddMessageAsAttachment. This method attaches a MailItem object to the e-mail message and accepts two parameters: the first is the container e-mail message and the second one is an e-mail message which should be attached... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Add an attachment to an Outlook e-mail message

Sometimes developers need to create an add-in, which automatically sends reports based on some rules. The report can hold one or more attachments with the data the recipient needs. Today I will show you how to attach something to the e-mail message programmatically... Read the rest of this entry →

How To: Respond to an Outlook email programmatically

Several Outlook item types provide the Forward, Reply and ReplyAll methods. Let's see how to respond to an Outlook.MailItem... Read the rest of this entry →

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