Referencing Outlook field and property names in non-English locales

In Microsoft Outlook, fields store values in forms and properties store values in macros or add-ins. If you use forms, macros, or add-ins that reference standard or custom fields in non-English locales, you should be aware that the forms or code should reference standard and custom fields using their locale-dependent field names. Also, if your…

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New Releases of the Outlook 2010 Auxiliary Reference and Outlook 2010 MAPI Reference

This week our group published the Outlook 2010 Auxiliary Reference, and updated the Outlook 2010 MAPI Reference! The two references have been reorganized such that all content pertaining to MAPI for Outlook is now centralized in the Outlook 2010 MAPI Reference. The Outlook 2010 Auxiliary Reference contains documentation and samples for APIs that allow developers…

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Improving Outlook Performance (Part I): Video and Sample Add-In to Show Setting and Getting Multiple Custom Properties

Microsoft Outlook supports properties for items and folders. For example, a MailItem object has built-in properties such as the To, Subject, and Body properties, and a Folder object has built-in properties such as the Name and CurrentView properties. Developers can create custom properties for items and folders as well. Improving performance has been a major…

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Download for the Outlook 2007 MAPI Reference is now available!

You can now download the Outlook 2007 MAPI Reference from the Microsoft Download Center at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4b1b8b22-3c74-4479-bd0d-7b0ee29e8d59&displaylang=en! Since my last blog post in January, it seems like the major search engines have made some progress on their crawling. When you search for some commonly used MAPI names today, like PidTagBody and IABContainer::IMAPIContainer, the more popular search engines return them on the first…

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Where is the MAPI documentation?

Some internal partners and external customers have asked where to find the Messaging API (MAPI) documentation. Coincidentally, there were some updating issues on the MSDN server for a couple of days around the middle of the month, which caused corruption in the MSDN table of contents, looking for the MAPI documentation became a more frustrating experience. The…

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MAPI Properties and the New Outlook 2007 MAPI Reference

The Outlook 2007 Messaging API (MAPI) Reference is now officially published on MSDN! If you are interested in using MAPI to develop solutions that work with Outlook, take a look!   Microsoft MAPI specialist Stephen Griffin already talked about a few new features in his blog, so I’ll cut that short here. Being the project…

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