Application Object (Outlook)

Represents the entire Microsoft Outlook application.

Remarks

This is the only object in the hierarchy that can be returned by using the CreateObject method or the intrinsic Visual Basic GetObject function.

The Outlook Application object has several purposes:

  • As the root object, it allows access to other objects in the Outlook hierarchy.

  • It allows direct access to a new item created by using CreateItem, without having to traverse the object hierarchy.

  • It allows access to the active interface objects (the explorer and the inspector).

When you use Automation to control Outlook from another application, you use the CreateObject method to create an Outlook Application object.

Example

The following Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example starts Outlook (if it's not already running) and opens the default Inbox folder.

Set myNameSpace = Application.GetNameSpace("MAPI") 
 
Set myFolder= _ 
 
 myNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox) 
 
myFolder.Display

The following Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example uses the Application object to create and open a new contact.

Set myItem = Application.CreateItem(olContactItem) 
 
myItem.Display

Events

Name
AdvancedSearchComplete
AdvancedSearchStopped
BeforeFolderSharingDialog
ItemLoad
ItemSend
MAPILogonComplete
NewMail
NewMailEx
OptionsPagesAdd
Quit
Reminder
Startup

Methods

Name
ActiveExplorer
ActiveInspector
ActiveWindow
AdvancedSearch
CopyFile
CreateItem
CreateItemFromTemplate
CreateObject
GetNamespace
GetObjectReference
IsSearchSynchronous
Quit
RefreshFormRegionDefinition

Properties

Name
Application
Assistance
Class
COMAddIns
DefaultProfileName
Explorers
Inspectors
IsTrusted
LanguageSettings
Name
Parent
PickerDialog
ProductCode
Reminders
Session
TimeZones
Version

See also

Outlook Object Model Reference