PidTagContainerClass Canonical Property

Applies to: Outlook 2013 | Outlook 2016

Contains a text string describing the type of a folder. Although this property is generally ignored, versions of Microsoft® Exchange Server prior to Exchange Server 2003 Mailbox Manager expect this property to be present.

Associated properties:
PR_CONTAINER_CLASS, PR_CONTAINER_CLASS_A, PR_CONTAINER_CLASS_W
Identifier:
0x3613
Data type:
PT_STRING8, PT_UNICODE
Area:
Container

Remarks

These properties are not normally used by Exchange Server. However, Microsoft Office Outlook® attaches them to mailbox folders. In addition, versions of Exchange Server prior to Exchange Server 2003 Mailbox Manager might incorrectly handle folders that do not have these properties.

These properties can be assigned the string values in the following table.

Value Contents of Folder
IPF.Appointment
Appointments
IPF.Contact
Contacts
IPF.Journal
Outlook Journal entries
IPF.Note
Mail Messages and notes
IPF.StickyNote
Outlook Sticky Notes
IPF.Task
Outlook Tasks

For folders that contain mail messages, these properties should be set to IPF.Note.

Protocol specifications

[MS-OXPROPS]

Provides references to related Exchange Server protocol specifications.

[MS-OXOSFLD]

Specifies the properties and operations for creating and locating the special folders in a mailbox.

[MS-OXOCAL]

Specifies the properties and operations for appointment, meeting request, and response messages.

[MS-OXOCNTC]

Specifies the properties and operations that are permissible for contact and personal distribution list objects.

Header files

Mapidefs.h

Provides data type definitions.

Mapitags.h

Contains definitions of properties listed as alternate names.

See also

MAPI Properties

MAPI Canonical Properties

Mapping Canonical Property Names to MAPI Names

Mapping MAPI Names to Canonical Property Names