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Programming Applications for Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2007 by Ryan Gregg, Randy Byrne

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Chapter 5. Built-in Item Types

This chapter introduces you to the built-in item types in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. We’ll cover the basic types used in the Outlook object model to represent e-mail messages, appointments, contacts, and tasks.

  • Introduction to built-in and custom types. Explains the difference between Outlook’s built-in and custom types. The MessageClass property on an item provides the distinction between a built-in and custom type.

  • Creating an item. You’ll learn how to create a built-in item type programmatically and how to write code that uses the properties and methods of that type.

  • Properties and methods of built-in types. Code samples for using the important properties and methods of built-in types such as MailItem, AppointmentItem ...

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