How to reference current Outlook item

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How to reference current Outlook item
Lance Friedemann

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Joined: 2017-02-10
How do you reference the current Outlook item in Add-in Express?

When using the default Visual Studio Outlook Add-in you just use:


What is the equivalent way to do this in Add-In Express for Outlook?
Posted 11 Feb, 2017 20:09:09 Top
Andrei Smolin

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Joined: 2006-05-11

Lance Friedemann writes:

What is Me in this context? Is it a Form Region? If so, from the code of an Add-in Express inspector region, you can get the item, for which the region is shown, in this way:

dim insp as Outlook.Inspector = Me.InspectorObj
If (insp IsNot Nothing) Then ' if insp is Nothing, the region is shown in an Explorer window
    dim item as object = insp.CurrentItem
    if (TypeOf item is Outlook.MailItem) Then
        dim mail as Outlook.MailItem = Ctype(item as Outlook.MailItem)
        ' use mail here
    End If 
End If

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 13 Feb, 2017 05:18:02 Top